SPECTRE - Press reviews and personal reviews (BEWARE! Spoiler reviews allowed)

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  • That 1 negative rotten tomato review is jumping on the "sony leak" rewrites story...

    a question for @Pierce2Daniel? Are you a film critic?
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    It's like a sorta Daniel Craig softcore porn film involving an octopus and loads of fire. Like I said it's mega weird and not entirely successful.
    So no footage from the previous installments. Disappointing.
  • Some good bits of new footage in the BBC video review.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    leas_mole wrote: »
    4 stars from Radio 1 - video review

    Lots of clips there.
  • Mansfield wrote: »
    I'm carefully skimming what I read so I don't digest anything substantial. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see what Pierce2Daniel said about Q. I've praised his casting in Skyfall around here so I'm pleased he is showing his qualities as a great Q.


    You won't be disappointed this time out. There is a marvellous kinship between the two, with Q being portrayed as slightly geeky whilst we see Bond have a clear influence and hold over him. Q isn't as brash and arrogant as he is in SF, if anything he seems to look up to Bond in the film. All the film's funniest moments belong to Whishaw especially something early on regarding the DB10.

    Ben Whishaw is the best thing about 'Spectre'.

    In regards to the main titles:
    It's like a sorta Daniel Craig softcore porn film involving an octopus and loads of fire. Like I said it's mega weird and not entirely successful.

    Also, I don't know if it's in the scripts, but in the third act there is a reference to an unused Fleming title which is really neat touch. I'll say no more.

    You're right, that does sound incredibly weird.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    In regards to the main titles:
    It's like a sorta Daniel Craig softcore porn film involving an octopus and loads of fire. Like I said it's mega weird and not entirely successful.



    Sounds like opening sequence of Flashbacks of a Fool. :))
  • There isn't enough of the DB10? What do these reviewers want? The DB10 in nearly every scene ! Not enough gadgets ! too many gadgets! no laughs! too many laughs! Jeez. Can't they just review the film!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I don't get how Rotten Tomatoes works, 92% but most of the critics are more mixed than really good. Or does simply the red tomato count without reflecting on the content of the reviews?
  • I don't get how Rotten Tomatoes works, 92% but most of the critics are more mixed than really good. Or does simply the red tomato count without reflecting on the content of the reviews?

    Rotten Tomatoes counts 6/10 as fresh, so even though 3 stars skews negative for some critics, it is counted as fresh by the tomatometer.
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    I think it shows the percentage of "fresh" reviews by default, but you can click average rating somewhere to show that percentage
  • Seven_Point_Six_FiveSeven_Point_Six_Five Southern California
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    I'm doing my best to avoid these reviews but I'm really curious about Mr Hinx. Was he as good as we hoped?
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    edited October 2015 Posts: 1,262
    I don't get how Rotten Tomatoes works, 92% but most of the critics are more mixed than really good. Or does simply the red tomato count without reflecting on the content of the reviews?
    The red/green tomato is essentially a pass/fail based on the score. A review can be mixed and still provide a red tomato. Where the actual scores matter is in the average critic score, like such:

    Skyfall: 93% Fresh | 8.2/10 Average
    Spectre: 92% Fresh | 7.3/10 Average

    Small sample so far on Spectre, but more mixed reviews this time around (so far).
  • Also sometimes when it isn't obvious (i.e. not a rave review and not a pan) the critic can tell RT whether his review should be marked fresh or rotten
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    My problem is none of the criticisms seem consistent, to the point of be contradictory. Some say it's lighthearted and empty, others say it's sentimental and slow. Some say it sags in the middle, others say the ending fails to deliver. I'm having trouble working out what the problems actually are. :-?

    All of the above. Pretty much that is an accurate description of many of the issues the film suffers. That and bad writing.

    In regards to the GB, I'm not sure if I should say. So be warned, don;t click unless you want to know the details:
    The film opens on the classic GB sequence, using Binder's original design. Then we cut to black and across the screen it says: 'The Dead Live' or something like that. Then you cut to the most gorgeous opening shot ever to open a Bond film.
    So it fades to black similar to Skyfall, or does the barrel go to the corner of the screen a la the first 20 films?
  • yeah I hope it goes into the corner like the rest
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    IATA Magazine: "it rivals #CasinoRoyale and IMHO is better than #Skyfall":
    https://twitter.com/Rob_Coppinger/


    SFX Magazine: "Perfect hybrid of vintage Bond panache and Craig era grit. Almost the true 50th anniversary film three years late...":
    https://twitter.com/NickSetchfield/status/656938253346557952


    ■ ■ ■ ■ □, Scotland Herald: "Exhilarating Bond for these post-Snowden times":
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13887147.Alison_Rowat_film_review__Spectre/


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, The Times: "Shall be giving #SPECTRE the full five-star treatment in The Times tomorrow":
    https://twitter.com/muirkate/status/656942845274824704


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, Evening Standard: "Until Innaritu's The Revenant comes out, Spectre shrugs off the weight of Skyfall's success and sets upon out-doing it.":
    http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/spectre-first-review-perhaps-even-better-than-skyfall-a3096316.html


    ■ ■ ■ □ □, TimeOut London: "Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig take James Bond for another spin, with messy but enjoyable results":
    http://www.timeout.com/london/film/spectre


    HeyUGuys: "They expanded the character [James Bond] far too much":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqesjQEAYcU


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, The Telegraph: "A swaggering show of confidence":
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/james-bond-spectre/review/


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, The Guardian: "James Bond is back, stylish, camp and sexily pro-Snowden":
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/oct/21/spectre-review-james-bond-is-back-stylish-camp-and-sexily-pro-snowden


    ■ ■ ■ ■ □, Daily Mail: "A movie that warrants ALL the hype with 007 returning to his murderous, glamorous best":
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-3283684/Spectre-review-Bond-s-white-suit-spectacular-joyride-film-BRIAN-VINER-says-Spectre-warrants-hype.html


    C-, IndieWire: ""Spectre," will please both the hardcore and the more casual fan":
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-sam-mendes-spectre-starring-daniel-craig-christoph-waltz-lea-seydoux-ralph-fiennes-20151021


    ■ ■ ■ □ □, The Independent: "Watching Bond be Bond, I didn't know whether to fist pump or facepalm":
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/reviewing-spectre-while-having-a-crisis-of-masculinity-a6703636.html


    ■ ■ ■ ■ □, ITV News: "Exciting action and laugh out loud funny":
    http://www.itv.com/news/2015-10-22/james-bond-spectre-review-spectacular-action-scenes-and-surprisingly-funny/


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, The Daily Mirror: "James Bond is back with a brutal blast as SPECTRE is rated best EVER":
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-reviews/james-bond-back-brutal-blast-6677940


    ■ ■ ■ ■ □, BBC Radio 1: "Rhianna Dillon brings you the first Spectre review fresh from the screening in London's Leicester Square":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKA6yycTBls


    ■ ■ ■ ■ ■, The Sun: "This is no typical Bond movie but it still delivers":
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/6703636/First-review-of-James-Bond-movie-Spectre.html
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Hey thanks to you all for all the info on Rotten Tomatoes. I find RT really interesting, haven't really used it before but I guess I will check out some of my favourite movies there to see how they did with the general audience and critics.
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    Sadly, there's almost no word on the acting... Which I found so wonderful in "Skyfall".
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited October 2015 Posts: 6,575
    Finding the overall lack of positive responses to Waltz' performance to be pretty disappointing.

    Here's hoping I am in the positive camp come Monday night!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I have read something about Waltz that really bothers me, but it's a spoiler so I guess I can't discuss it here?
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    SP is currently running at 92% on RT. That is pretty damn good. All films are rated the same way, with mixed reviews often falling into the positive category. The fact that the far more major paper critics are giving it 4 and 5 stars is significant. Now, anyone with a web site who reviews films seems to get a say on RT. I haven't heard of half the names on these reviews. I'm focused on what the critics on the big papers say, as they influence attendance. I remain very relieved that they brought much more wit back to Bond. Craig has a cheeky British wit, and it looks like they are using it. Hope the RT rating stays above 90%.
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    I don't get how Rotten Tomatoes works, 92% but most of the critics are more mixed than really good. Or does simply the red tomato count without reflecting on the content of the reviews?

    Only 12 reviews have counted.......so expect a lot of variations in the rating until 50 reviews come in. It can go up, down, up and down. But after 50 or more reviews, the final rating will slowly settle in.

    By the way, RottenTomatoes opened with the worst review so far, so no wonder it kicks off with 60% or lower. If they started with "The Guardian" review, it would have started at 100%.
  • Sadly, there's almost no word on the acting... Which I found so wonderful in "Skyfall".

    i to find this odd from the reviews. Considering that Waltz and Seydoux are in this film.
  • I'm expecting it to settle in the low to mid 80's.
  • I hate reviews. You should never judge a film by them until you've seen it yourself. Everyone has different opinions. I know for certain ill like it more than skyfall. Just the tone alone seems more appealing to me than skyfall.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    As long as liked and successful enough to warrant more Bond then I'm happy.

    Besides EON does better when having to prove or get back on top then when they are on top.

    Just my opinion.
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    I'm expecting it to settle in the low to mid 80's.

    I don't know if I agree with that. The US critics may be influenced by the major British critics which are mostly 4 and 5 stars. They were pretty consistent on SF. @Gustav_Graves, you are the statistics guy, can you run a comparison of the number of stars the major British critics assigned to SF and SP?

  • What I find fascinating about this is that Skyfall came out very strong critically, but after a while the praise was a lot more measured. I think that was largely in part due to the low bar QoS and the 4 year wait. Makes me wonder if Spectre is going to go the opposite way.
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