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Movie Review : Spectre

Release Date:November 20, 2015

Cast:Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Andrew Scott, Monica Belluci, Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz

Director:Sam Mendes


Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes


Out there to save the world, yet again! Even when the basic theme is mostly the same, Bond movies have never failed to amaze the audience and Spectre is no different. This one, however, is pretty high on adrenalin, packed with intense action sequences that make for edge of the seat entertainment. Cryptic clues from Bond’s (Craig) past set him up for a perilous journey, tasked to uncover the machinations of a sinister organization. As he chases the leader of the criminal group Spectre, nicknamed ‘The Pale King’ (Waltz), he would eventually come to realize that it’s someone from his own past, one that is responsible for the killing of his first love and first boss.

Bond’s license to kill and destroyanything or anyone that comes in the path of his mission is used to the maximum in Spectre. He turns buildings to dust, smashes cars, destroys helicopters and a plane, and takes on the big guy – the hideously heavy Hinx (Bautista). There’s nothing to stop him, albeit this time around, there’s someone from him own side who has plans to disband the ‘00’ program and replace it with high-end technology tools and big data. As top bureaucrat Max Denbigh (Scott) tries to put a spanner in the works of MI6, the new ‘M’ (Fiennes) takes on the challenge to provide Bond some time and space to operate and save the world as well as justify the existence of ’00’ program.

 Just as his bullets and punches draw blood, Bond’s sharp and wry one-liners also make their mark. The action sequences are breathless, so is the chemistry that Bond shares with his female co-stars. However, the more sensual moments have been chopped by the censor, which feels unsavoury.

Bond lovers will be there, but otherwise too, this one’s for you if you wish to be dazzled with spectacular action sequences and the ubiquitous charm and razzmatazz of Bond movies.

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