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

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  • RC7RC7
    edited October 2015 Posts: 10,491
    patb wrote: »
    Thanks for all the reviews, there is a pattern forming that all or most of the faults seem to fall on the shoulders of the script writers (and Mendes for not sorting it), so are we saying that with the great cars, great cast, great location, great PTS, great photography etc it had the potential to be a cast iron classic but the scriptwriters have failed to deliver?

    If you want The Godfather, you aren't going to get it. If you want rollicking good fun, with a perfectly measured blend of ingredients then you'll love it. Like a lot of the best Bond films it's beautiful nonsense. I can understand misgivings about SF, because when the plotting goes are wayward you're still left with quite a moody film. This just sweeps along and anyone who isn't a little thrilled with it is probably taking it a bit too seriously.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    The action sequences are simply stunning to watch, I'm really impressed
    with what they've done. :)
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    It's definitely the most fun Bond film of the Craig era.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    It's great to sit in a full cinema and hear everyone laughing at a Bond quip. :))
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    Here, here DrGorner its the first time since jurassic park 93 that i ve been in a full and i do mean completely full cinema.Not an empty seat in the house
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    It's great to sit in a full cinema and hear everyone laughing at a Bond quip. :))

    Really enjoyed bond being annoyed at moneypenny for having someone with her late at night ha ha
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I though there were some great scenes with the " Old Film" couldn't
    Help laughing out loud as Q did his joke about the db5 being destroyed. :))
  • Posts: 12
    Left the cinema with a big old grin on my face.
    I welcomed the return to a more humorous Bond and found the majority of the jokes funny. I admit some were a bit OTT/Moore-esque.
    Really like the way they handled SPECTRE. Thought Waltz got better and better once the action moved to Morocco. Mr Hinx was a physically imposing henchman and thought he was cool but don't think you can compare him to Jaws and Oddjob though they do have time on their side.
    Like the parallel plots of M v C and Bond v Blofeld. Felt the ending in London was a bit of an anti-climax and with Blofeld still alive, hoping Bond 25 sees a proper conclusion.
    However, it did feel like Craig's final outing and it's easy to see why Mendes referred to the film as "closure" for the both of them. Hopefully not. Would love for them both to return for at least one more.

    Wrote a much lengthier review on my blog: https://letmekentertainyou.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/spectre-spoiler-review/ If anyone fancies it.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,090
    DCisared wrote: »
    DrGorner wrote: »
    It's great to sit in a full cinema and hear everyone laughing at a Bond quip. :))

    Really enjoyed bond being annoyed at moneypenny for having someone with her late at night ha ha


    All the while being chased in a lambo by some hulking monster.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    The " Music" button got a huge laugh in the Theatre. :))
  • Posts: 1,068
    What's great is the quips can be very very good from the supporting Mi6 characters and not just Bond so it isn't all Mooreish with raised eyebrow.

    M 's so we now know what "C" stands for,

    MP's it's called having a life, you should try it sometime,

    Q's I meant bring it back in one piece, not bring back only one piece and yes, it tells the time.

    Brilliant and had genuine warm laughter throughout the theatre.

    These I found more memorable than some of DC 's as he was also busy doing something at the time!
  • Just one question. Why did Craig's Bond have to be told by Léa Seydoux's character about the existence of SPECTRE? He'd already encountered SPECTRE in earlier missions, well before the appointment of a female 'M'. The film SPECTRE is set post-female 'M', so the suggestion that Bond was unfamiliar with this particular terror organisation is plainly nonsense.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Although I was wondering as they have changed the origin story for ESB.
    Does this mean the short story Octopussy, now never happened ? Bond
    was never sent to bring a traitor back ?
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Just one question. Why did Craig's Bond have to be told by Léa Seydoux's character about the existence of SPECTRE? He'd already encountered SPECTRE in earlier missions, well before the appointment of a female 'M'. The film SPECTRE is set post-female 'M', so the suggestion that Bond was unfamiliar with this particular terror organisation is plainly nonsense.

    CR was a reboot.
  • Posts: 1,068
    Disagree simply because this reboot is DC Bond's first experience of SPECTRE. Remember Bond only got 00 status in CR PTS.
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    You do know casino royale was a reboot...right?
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,491
    DrGorner wrote: »
    Although I was wondering as they have changed the origin story for ESB.
    Does this mean the short story Octopussy, now never happened ? Bond
    was never sent to bring a traitor back ?

    It's just a different take on the story. They aren't bothered about tying everything up in a neat little bow.
  • Okay. Overall I think it was the best Bond since CR but not without a few quibbles.

    GOOD POINTS:

    * Gunbarrel back at the start with a Binder design.
    * One of the best PTS's in the age of modern Bond.
    * The locations (up until London).
    * The return of Blofeld and his cat
    * That train fight.
    * "Good evening".
    * Craig's Bondian dialogue delivery.
    * The use of the Bond theme in Newman's score.
    * The Rome meeting.
    * Mr White.
    * The Bond girl.
    * The DB9.
    * Q
    * M

    THE BAD:

    * Everything else about the gunbarrel.
    * The majority of Newman's score in the latter half of the film.
    * Blofeld's motivation.
    * The fact that no one else on the train reacted to the carnage of Bond and Hinks kicking each other to bits.
    * "I love you." In fact that was a real WTF? moment.
    * Cataclysmic action in London again.
    * The fact Bond brought down a helicopter without regard for the public.
    * The fact after said helicopter is brought down, Bond and co freely wander onto the bridge with little or no opposition from the police.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    edited October 2015 Posts: 13,384
    Pity, I do like neat little bows ! :))
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    The " Music" button got a huge laugh in the Theatre. :))

    I can image the reaction if they stuck with what it was in the original script...... :))
  • Posts: 11,119
    RC7 wrote: »
    DrGorner wrote: »
    Although I was wondering as they have changed the origin story for ESB.
    Does this mean the short story Octopussy, now never happened ? Bond
    was never sent to bring a traitor back ?

    It's just a different take on the story. They aren't bothered about tying everything up in a neat little bow.

    I guess you really liked it no @RC7 ;-)?

    Is it...Craig's "Thunderball/Goldfinger"? or Craig's "The Spy Who Loved Me"?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    What was it ? I avoided the script, but as SPECTRE is released and we are
    allowed spoilers ? :)
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Fitzochris wrote: »

    THE BAD:

    * Everything else about the gunbarrel.
    * The majority of Newman's score in the latter half of the film.
    * Blofeld's motivation.
    * The fact that no one else on the train reacted to the carnage of Bond and Hinks kicking each other to bits.
    * "I love you." In fact that was a real WTF? moment.

    * Cataclysmic action in London again.
    * The fact Bond brought down a helicopter without regard for the public.
    * The fact after said helicopter is brought down, Bond and co freely wander onto the bridge with little or no opposition from the police.

    Yep, when she said that I almost choked on my straw. The Lupe effect.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    Maybe she likes a bit of " Bondage" so it was the perfect time ? :D
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
    Posts: 1,302
    RC7 wrote: »
    DrGorner wrote: »
    Although I was wondering as they have changed the origin story for ESB.
    Does this mean the short story Octopussy, now never happened ? Bond
    was never sent to bring a traitor back ?

    It's just a different take on the story. They aren't bothered about tying everything up in a neat little bow.

    I guess you really liked it no @RC7 ;-)?

    Is it...Craig's "Thunderball/Goldfinger"? or Craig's "The Spy Who Loved Me"?

    It's Craigs Spectre
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    I do think the white cat, as over kill and not needed.
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 102
    DrGorner wrote: »
    I do think the white cat, as over kill and not needed.

    But it allowed Bond to say, "Hello Pussy."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    edited October 2015 Posts: 13,384
    True. :D although no one can say it like Connery !
  • Posts: 6,396
    DrGorner wrote: »
    True. :D although no one can say it like Connery !

    You musht be dreaming. ;)
  • Posts: 12
    Agree that the love story between Bond and Swann seemed a bit rushed so it didn't have the effect they were obviously going/hoping for.
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