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If you like Brosnan and Moore Bond movies you'll love it.
Otherwise you will be in trouble.
I deem this review irrelevant, you clearly didn't watch the same movie we did. I consider it to be one of the best Bond movies.
Can't disagree only to say I'd maybe at a pinch put QoS above SF, heresy I know.
Quantum at the bottom
I haven't decided if i like SP or SF more, have to watch SP a couple more times
opinions are like arseholes everybody has got one.
On the matter of personal taste you can comment but accept them as they are valid opinions. Somebody has the right to dislike any movie and can comment on that. If you disagree fine do not be a bloody Putin about it.
Agreed. I keep sayin, SP writes Bond 25. You just know what's gonna happen. But Craig has to return for it to make sense, if not, we'll get a totally clean slate, which would be a waste of a potentially terrific SP continued story line in Bond 25.
My (hopeful) take is when it comes to Craig's Bond films... if I want a good movie, and a good Bond film as well, I'll watch CR. If I want a nicely quick cut action packed film, its QOS. If I want a character driven, darker Bond, it's SF. And if I want to have relax, have fun, it's going to be SP.
On second viewing, the PTS is even better. No doubt tops Casino’s PTS for me. The cinematography is even more beautiful too, as you digest it more with every viewing. All the performances come across more strongly and believable aswell. It is, however, still noticeable how stronger the first half of the film is compared to the second half, which is still, a bit of a mess.
Spectre is no doubt a grower though, and I can’t emphasise the following more strongly — for those who leave/left the first screening underwhelmed, go back and see it a second time! It’s worth every penny.
True but some stink more than others.
And a few on here that need a colostomy bag.
Agree with every word of this 100%
There's a few quick scenes I think the they should have cut or incorporated into others but by and large I enjoyed the second viewing. The first half flies by.
:)) priceless and spot-on!
First viewing - 4th Nov '15
No two ways about it - 'SPECTRE' is indulgent, playful and cocky, which is i.m.o exactly what had been missing from Craig's tenure up until now. There is a sense of irresistible boyish charm abundant that evokes the spirit of Indiana Jones and yes, early Bond.
The PTS immediately sets the tone, with DC gliding across the scenery with such a swagger that you can't help but chuckle and think to yourself that the Bond of old is back. Dan looks so 'in the zone' here that it makes you wonder if he even had to try. This is Craig's Bond film. And he grabs it by the scruff of the neck.
Whatever Skyfall was sorely missing, SPECTRE has. It isn't particularly smart, and there are things that slightly better writing & a more subtle approach here and there could have done for it. But to hell with post-modern angst and trying to please everyone (yes, SF again...) - I haven't had this much FUN watching a 007 flick since... the 80's? Yes, that sounds about right.
Somewhat inevitably this high doesn't quite last the full 150 mins & it rather runs out of steam toward the middle of the 3rd act - Mendes & co. seem to have forgotten that to successfully offer up a beast like this also requires you to pull off a coherent ending. But be honest - even the best Bond movies don't always conclude with a proper climax, do they.
Chill, sit back & above all: enjoy :D
- Old fashioned & bold PTS. Far and away the best opening since TLD...
- Escapism & realism are finally both present in equal measure - not overdoing it but still giving the punters what they crave.
- DC is solid as a rock. His ultimate Bondfilm (so far).
The not so good:
- Doesn't really know how to close the deal.
- Alpine setting had so much more potential.
- Forgettable Bondgirls.
He's probably the best thing about all his four Bond films anyway but here his confidence in the role just exudes from the screen. Yes he may have had more dramatic material in CR and he was a lean efficient agent in QOS but in SP comes the super confidence that we haven't had since Connery.
Great review @AceHole and some fair points both for and against, although I really do like Swann.
I think DC for the first time actually seems to be having fun, even though in interviews directly after he looked & came across as totally knackered & tired of Bond, which is false if you look at recent interviews since he's had time to rest & reflect, I myself, totally understand this.
I couldn't disagree moore. If you found the Brosnan and Moore movies too frivolous but also found Craig's first two a bit sparse and austere then SP is right on the money.
lucky you! i have yet to see it!