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

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  • Posts: 6,601
    I am really happy with what we have so far. All I expected really. It seems, audfiences, who are not reading every bit of information like we do will be pleasantly surprised. It seems to have all the SF had (maybe minus the depth) with somne added humour, that most don't expect and will be pleased with. They gonna ennoy the ride and i feel, its gfoing to be big at the BO.
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 212
    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994
  • Posts: 11,119
    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994

    Thank YOU @DoubleoNothing a.k.a. Ben Williams! That's a big, fat 5 star rating ;-).
  • Posts: 10,530
    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994

    I really liked that review!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,172
    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994

    Best review i read so far. A review by a Bond fan for Bond fans
    this will also be the last one i read. I think thats enough for me
  • Posts: 6,601
    Could someone, please, try to get links to the Radio interviews taking place today and during the week?
  • Posts: 26
    I went on the Digital Spy web site, their rating has been changed to 3/5 from 4/5!
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    Posts: 11,090

    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994

    Yaaaaass!

    However, based on this and every other review out there, one thing is clear, people base their enjoyment of what Bond is very differently. Some reviews chastise SP because Bond is being Bond while others praise it. It's actually quite crazy to the point where I applaud and hope EoN continue doing their own thing and ignore the cries of loudmouth nobodies who don't even have a passion for Bond but want to aggressively chime in just because Bond is an institution.

    SF was a good movie but it's merit and praise is shockingly overrated and the fact that it was mostly hailed as the best Bond ever is highly confusing especially as CR is infinitely better. I wonder if SP was released in 2012, it would be regarded as a masterpiece. Anyway, the fact that many of the so called negative and middling reviews claim SP isn't as good as SF but is better than QoS leads me to believe that SP is on par with CR and that to me spells Bond, which spells victory!
  • Posts: 498
    doubleoego wrote: »
    And what about the MI6 home page review of "SPECTRE":

    Craig started his tenure as Bond by rebooting the character, restarting and re-defining it. It took the whole of 'Casino Royale' to harden and shape him, the whole of 'Quantum of Solace' to move on from the loss of Vesper, the whole of 'Skyfall' to set the familiar characters back in place and now, finally, with 'SPECTRE', Craig is properly James Bond at last.


    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/spectre-review-spoiler-free?t=&s=&id=03994


    the fact that it was mostly hailed as the best Bond ever is highly confusing especially as CR is infinitely better.

    This^
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,784
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.
  • Posts: 3,130
    GamesRadar (TotalFilm) 4*
    http://www.gamesradar.com/spectre-review/
  • My dad was one of the lucky people to watch it, and with everything it is a matter of opinion upon what you like and what other people like i feel.
  • Posts: 11,119
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    What I said.......;-). Already many months ago.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,214
    I think SF raised the bar so high in terms of expectations that some reviewers are just setting themselves up for disappointment no matter how good spectre is.
  • Posts: 92
    What I want to know without knowing too much, is

    What is the opening theme credit sequence bit like?
    Is the Smith song melody intertwined into the score?
    Is the baddie lair good and sufficiently 'baddie lair'?
    What colour uniforms do the baddies wear? ;)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    But wouldn't that mean that SP will not be nowhere as good as SF??
    Assuming TDK is infinitely better then TDKR??
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,214
    dandan wrote: »
    What I want to know without knowing too much, is

    What is the opening theme credit sequence bit like?
    Is the Smith song melody intertwined into the score?
    Is the baddie lair good and sufficiently 'baddie lair'?
    What colour uniforms do the baddies wear? ;)

    A simple list but something I want to know too.

    I hear the gunbarrel is back at the beginning
  • My dad didn't tell me a lot about it at all so not to ruin it for me, but the general feeling is the opening sequence is brilliant, something else he noted was he enjoyed Ralph Fiennes as M.
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,449
    Disappointed that Waltz isn't getting much praise, nor the car chase. Oh well.
  • Posts: 498
    dandan wrote: »
    What colour uniforms do the baddies wear? ;)
    Yeah this is very important ^

  • Posts: 498
    Skyfail wrote: »
    dandan wrote: »
    What colour uniforms do the baddies wear? ;)
    Yeah this is very important ^,@pierce2daniel

  • edited October 2015 Posts: 1,019
    Empire drops their review...
    http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=138905

    i guess they will only give BOND 5 stars when a certain Nolan directs!
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,784
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    But wouldn't that mean that SP will not be nowhere as good as SF??
    Assuming TDK is infinitely better then TDKR??

    IMO, TDK is better than TDKR, but that doesn't mean that TDKR is bad. I highly enjoyed all of them, with TDK being the best of the three. TDKR was rated slightly lower than TDK. If im not mistaken based on RT percentages, TDK had 94% while TDKR had 87%.

  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,449
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    But wouldn't that mean that SP will not be nowhere as good as SF??
    Assuming TDK is infinitely better then TDKR??

    IMO, TDK is better than TDKR, but that doesn't mean that TDKR is bad. I highly enjoyed all of them, with TDK being the best of the three. TDKR was rated slightly lower than TDK. If im not mistaken based on RT percentages, TDK had 94% while TDKR had 87%.

    RT means zilch.
  • Posts: 498
    RC7 wrote: »
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    But wouldn't that mean that SP will not be nowhere as good as SF??
    Assuming TDK is infinitely better then TDKR??

    IMO, TDK is better than TDKR, but that doesn't mean that TDKR is bad. I highly enjoyed all of them, with TDK being the best of the three. TDKR was rated slightly lower than TDK. If im not mistaken based on RT percentages, TDK had 94% while TDKR had 87%.

    RT means zilch.

    This ^
    People take rt too seriously

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    Empire drops their review...
    http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=138905

    i guess they will only give BOND 5 stars when a certain Nolan directs!

    The fourth paragraph in the review is short of a catastrophic verdict. I guess the rest kind of makes up for it otherwise it would not get 4 out of 5 stars.

    Well, I'm done reading reviews, they make me worried and nervous and I don't want to stumble onto big spoilers 5 days before I get to see Spectre.

    So I'll be gone, bye bye, so long, take care people, and be good boys (and girls) and don't forget to drool all over Spectre once it's released :))

    Until, whenever...
    Yours, Jason
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited October 2015 Posts: 23,883
    Skyfail wrote: »
    RC7 wrote: »
    For some reason I find the general consensus of these reviews similar to The Dark Knight Rises. Critics drooled over The Dark Knight and everyone knew that Rises would have a tough act to follow.

    But wouldn't that mean that SP will not be nowhere as good as SF??
    Assuming TDK is infinitely better then TDKR??

    IMO, TDK is better than TDKR, but that doesn't mean that TDKR is bad. I highly enjoyed all of them, with TDK being the best of the three. TDKR was rated slightly lower than TDK. If im not mistaken based on RT percentages, TDK had 94% while TDKR had 87%.

    RT means zilch.

    This ^
    People take rt too seriously

    You're both correct.

    RT may mean zilch, but people do in fact take it very seriously indeed, and in total it is highly influential.

    This is playing out exactly as expected so far. Positive reviews (can it be any other way? This is Bond after all, a British institution) but not anywhere the universal praise (overpraise?) of SF. It couldn't be any other way. I had a feeling Waltz would not be seen as positively as Bardem (that was the impression from the trailers anyway).

    I haven't read this entire thread nor have I read any reviews, but it seems that no one is saying it's a catastrophe, and that, for me, is all that really matters.
  • Posts: 1,552
    Empire drops their review...
    http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=138905

    i guess they will only give BOND 5 stars when a certain Nolan directs!
    ... Or they just didn't consider it a 5 star film? Nolan has nothing to do with it...
  • Posts: 92
    So, about the baddies uniform colour? ;)
  • The empire review drops a BIG spoiler. What I find interesting is that a lot of the reviews are saying that the film is back to a well worn Bond film formula and has less depth than SF and seems to be back to business as usual. The filmmakers themselves have said that they introduced all the Bond elements in SF and this time they wanted to embrace that a bit more. From the sounds of the reviews it seems like they have succeeded.
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