James Bond is back. Pre-generic black screen and the “Gunbarrel” traditional opening (present in 20 previous films to Casino Royale ) appears, back to the beginning of the film for the “first time” since that Craig donned the tuxedo. The message is clear: the regenerated Bond, this toy completely dismantled in the three previous films, the reboot: it’s over. Onlookers claim the past 10 years. Producers finally accessing the request. 007 Spectre is primarily a “traditional” 007 Adventure but redefined for modern times.
WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS
Opening with a continuous sequence of several minutes plan next Bond uncontrolled mission in Mexico during the festival of the dead, 007 Spectre raises his time during his first intrigue, promises and challenges. Daniel Craig, who knows by what miracle is more beautiful, brighter, more refined than in charismatic Skyfall . Impeccably dressed, he seduces, murders, brawls, destroyed, adjusts his suit after falling several floors, finally capturing the essence of elegance and British humor of our favorite agent. Qualities that were lacking him since the reboot presented him as a rough diamond for refining, since the “blunt instrument” of Casino Royale .
Here is finally the Bond “resulted “that the epilogue of Casino Royale (” My name is Bond, James Bond “) let us hope. It has taken three films instead of one, but that side, we are not disappointed. Daniel Craig James Bond finally IS! Now that M, Q and Moneypenny, key pieces of the chessboard of the series have also arisen and especially refreshed – the passage acquiring a dimension that they had never had to before the screen – director Sam Mendes can finally to live an adventure “classic” to 007. For an hour, which increases the blink of eyelets to classic of the saga, Spectrum in full operation, and we believe in it. While section 00 is at risk of being abolished in favor of a public Orwellian surveillance program, an operation led by the sinister C (Andrew Scott awesome), Bond goes back the layers of a terrorist organization (the famous Spectrum) that it discovers after following the posthumous instructions left by former M (Judi Dench). Mad dog disobeying the orders only by making his own way, flying the DB10 009 promised in exchange for a bottle of Bollinger and a good word, that’s the way we like Bond. And as he had never been under the Craig era. All this part, taking place in Italy, and is absolutely Bondienne Flemingienne, properly set to music by Thomas Newman. The double agent zero kills with a smile and a good word, seduced women with class and indecency. And progresses in a perfect plot. After sleeping with Lucia (Monica Bellucci, for appearance of some of the plans that cameo), Bond infiltrates a Spectrum meeting furiously reminiscent of the beginning of Thunderball . Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), there appears for the first time, and this is his best performance in the film. Cold, Kubrickienne the scene, where we discover that the spectrum control all the misfortunes of the world from behind the scenes, is chilling. It culminates with Oberhauser outgoing face of the shadows, for a “Cuckoo!” both hilarious and scary, and starts a chase in which Aston Martin is the best action scene the film.
The reboot started with Casino Royale culminates in the moment mixing prosecution exhibit “on the go” policy, retcon instant previous three adventures, gadgets and humor, and ending, as it should, with a pirouette and a good word. At this time, therefore, everything is good. We say that cruising is launched, the film will keep promises of a classic Bond, but modernized for the 21st century and lead the agent even further and us. Unfortunately, Mendes starts to connect dots together to form the plot, where the strings were virtually invisible before. The confrontation with Mr White (Jesper Christensen, seen in Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace ) inspired by the new Octopussy , and the arrival of Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), who lights up the screen, break something. The film seems suddenly deviate from its path, scuttling to progressively scenes and characterization of characters. Thus the murderer Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) has abruptly interrupt a dialogue scene echoing Casino Royale , not leaving Bond and Madeleine Swann time to make their relationship believable, before be shipped shamefully in his turn. Why take the time to pose such a threat, such a villain for the zapper to half of the film, while we dreamed of seeing Bond face in the final? It is hard to understand. Things get worse with the arrival of Bond and Swann in the den of Orbehauser, which multiplies the blink of oeils Dr. No but never found the intelligence and spirit that animated repartee between Bond and his opponent in the original film. Waltz, which is not helped by writing its limits as an actor. This is where Spectrum and commits derails THE lese majeste (continuing to emphasize the personal side of Bond missions caricature).
It’s like in OSS 117 or Austin Powers … The film then multiplies without any surprise twists, where the characterization of the characters goes out the window in favor of bland action scenes nor inventiveness, in which one never feels truly committed. To save a destruction of the base sequence shot, with Bond and Swann in the foreground, which is undoubtedly one of the finest ever designed by Mendes. The character of Andrew Scott, C, on which many fans harbored a fantasy of hidden surprises, is shipped loosely, so that the actor would, for sure, does wonders in recurring nemesis of 007. The final confrontation between Bond and Orbehauser not even connects with the anti Big Brother theme of the film set in the relationship between M and C, and remains, once again, pending on the questions from Skyfall , ie importance of retrograde figure, but free, Bond in a modern world increasingly politically correct and more repressive. Rest the epilogue in the form of postcards, that sounds like a farewell to the character of Craig, as if the full circle, the miniseries ended and the place was left open to the successor. Daniel Craig will he return? At the moment, we do not know yet. But what is certain is that James Bond will return.
Well … almost
The trailer of 007 Spectre in theaters November 11:
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