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So SP has been out for some time already and recently I started thinking about a movie's theme(s) after watching Star Trek:Into Darkness which has a striking theme echoed thrice about how far one is willing to go for their family. Thus, I recalled SP and was trying to come up with its theme(s), and eventually came up with one. However, I am certainly not sure about this and would greatly appreciate it if u guys could leave a post and share what do you guys think is/are the main themes of SP?
First lets look at SF, which had a obvious theme of "the old ways are the best" with Bond getting out of shape to him using an old-fashioned hunting knife/rifle (?) to kill Silva. SP, on the other hand, had a more hazy theme, and I would conclude it being that "The Dead are Alive", seen at the beginning of the film after the iconic gun-barrel scene--literally, in the form of text. I would guess that this theme is shown in 3 places.
One, and the most literal one of this list, Day of the Dead. It is shown after the words are flashed on the screen, and would serve as an obvious nod to the words that came before. After all, nothing says "Living Dead" more than a whole city of people dressed up as the dead, right? 8-X
Second, the main villain of the movie, Franz Oberhauser(or however one might spell it =p), who is also a modern interpretation of ESB. In the movie, he is Bond's adoptive brother who is presumed to be dead due to an avalanche accident, and there are also the various nods to him supposed to be dead in the movie. Q even says at one point that Oberhauser is "dead, dead and buried", only to acknowledge later in the film that "Oberhauser is not dead, the ring proves it".
Third, also related to villains, is the links to previous villains. In his liar's computer room (I cant think of another name :P), ESB tells Bond that the latter had came across the former many times, saying "Le Chieffe, Dominic Greene, Ral Silva" with Bond replying "All dead", and ESB saying "Yes" without elaboration if I remember correctly, which sort of gives me an impression that ESB is like the resurrected version of previous villains, bringing pain, grief, hurt etc into Bond's life. Also, Quantum, which is featured in previous movies, is also mentioned as a part of SPECTRE too, and Mr White's appearance also makes me think that Bond's past is back to haunt him.
Please tell me what u guys think and share what possible themes of SP that u think or which parts of the film which i missed out in this list! Thanks! :)