On Bluray this week from director Sam Mendes and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the next installment with the one and only Bond with SPECTRE.
James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back and this time the first bit of madness occurs during a mission in Mexico City. Going rogue to get information, everything falls apart – including a building!
Returning to London he must face M (Ralph Fiennes) who informs Bond that the new head of National Security is Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott) and his first order of business is to close down MI6. To keep tabs on Bond, Q (Ben Wishaw) inserts a tracking device so they know where the agent is at all times.
Of course that doesn’t stop 007! He begins to follow clues given to him by first speaking with Lucia (Monica Bellucci) but clues aren’t the only thing he gets. Each clue brings him a step closer to an old enemy Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) who wants his daughter Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) protected in exchange for information.
But Bond isn’t alone as a brute named Hinx (Dave Bautista) is everywhere he turns. Needing help he reaches out to Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q who help him find Madeleine. Soon the pieces begin to come together as Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) and Bond come face to face to bring everything out in the open.
Craig as Bond gives a solid performance making sure his mark is secure as Bond. Of course my girlfriends think he has the dreamiest eyes and a way about him that keeps their attention. That alone makes gives Bond a chance to be a date night film – something for everyone.
Bellucci as Lucia has a short but lovely role. She makes a hot looking widow that’s for sure and still looks amazing. Christensen as Mr. White also has a short role and, of course, makes his appearance as cryptic as possible.
Scott as Denbigh has a face waiting to be punched but by the time it happens I’m happy with the result – how did he get to be the head of Intelligence anyway? Bautista as Hinx doesn’t have a lot to say but when you look like him words are overrated. He gets a chance to smack people around and look as menacing as possible.
Whishaw as Q is smart, cute and doesn’t take much garbage from Bond and has a sense of humor! Harris as Moneypenny is the other person who doesn’t take much guff from Bond. Both Q and Moneypenny keep Bond in motion when others want to shut him down!
Fiennes as M is a straight forward agent until it’s time not to be. It’s nice to see him get his hands a little dirty. Seydoux as Madeleine starts out looking like she might be an intellectual equal to Bond but that falls apart for me at least.
Waltz as Oberhauser is a character I’ve seen this actor do before. He does tone down his accent a bit and his mannerisms but it’s still the same bad guy. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s just another statement of fact. I like Waltz as an actor but I’m waiting for a role that doesn’t remind me of another role he’s already done.
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I started watching Bond movies in the 1960’s and through my formative years was introduced to Bond films going back to the 1953 original CASINO ROYALE. My father was totally into everything that Bond had to offer – cars, women and all the action and destruction the law would allow and even some the law wouldn’t.
But the history of Bond comes from creator/writer Ian Fleming who wrote stories and novels about James Bond. Daniel Craig is actor number six to play the suave 007. If anyone is wondering who my personal favorite Bond is it would be, of course, Mr. Sean Connery but there are five others to choose from.
SPECTRE has a story to tell giving us more of Bond’s mysterious past. The cast is solid and it is just Bond – James Bond. The disc includes a Bluray and Digital HD along with the Special Features of SPECTRE: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence, Video Blogs with director Sam Mendes, Supercars, Introducing Lea Seydoux and Monica Belluci, Action, Music, Guiness World Record and a Gallery. I do also have to say I love the films opening song as well by Sam Smith.
In the end – the answers are only a spectre away!