Thursday, 3 December 2015

Movie review - Spectre (2015)

Spectre (2015) / action, adventure

Directed by Sam Mendes
Screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth
Story by John Logan and Neal PurvisRobert Wade
Based on James Bond by Ian Fleming
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes
Trailer: click.

Disappointment of the year!

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE...

This is obviously action-driven Bond flick but it just didn't do much for me. Unfortunately film comes off as exhausted and uninspired. I feel like they shoot it just because they knew they will make big box office return. Movie location are amazing but it's just like: ok, we've done action scene in Mexico, next. We did action scene in Swiss, next. They sacrificed its originality and the script just to mark the long location action scene check list. There is nothing new or surprising about the film and the trailers/teasers revealed way to much (like always). The film did not live up to the Skyfall standard and it's far from greatness. Don't get me wrong, it's still solid entertainment with cool scenes and stunt work but that's about it. The cast did the job good. 3/5

I don't usually comment on casting but this time I will because of the Bond girls. At first I was indifferent. Monica Bellucci was (or still is) one of the sexiest women but in film she looks a bit old and bitten down. And she must look this way because of her character. Ok. Than we have Lea Seydoux. She is not your obvious pretty face or screams: ''Look at me, I'm hot!'' Some people were not happy about her but I support not so obvious choices! Are you wondering which was my favorite Bond girl? Eva Green!

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