My review of the new James Bond movie (and my first review for CULTURESHOCK in a long time)
Three years after Skyfall, James Bond is back. As the title suggests the latest instalment brings back SPECTRE, the criminal organisation that used to trouble Bond when Sean Connery and George Lazenby were taking up the lead roles. Sean Connery’s Bond is still my favourite era in the franchise, so the expectations were very high. Not in the least because Christoph Waltz was cast as Bond’s arch enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The movie opens in Mexico City with a slick and fast-paced action sequence, reminiscent of the first act of Casino Royale. The pursuit in Mexico is truly one of the most thrilling ones of the whole Bond series.
After this, Spectre brings back a lot of the elements that have been building up in the last few movies. All story lines of the Daniel Craig movies come together when Bond finally meets the architect behind the deaths of Vesper and…
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