Movie Thoughts

Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig as bond. It also stars Lea Seydoux, Ray Fiennes, Christoph Waltz and Batista. Similar to Quantum of Solace, this isn’t away an actual bond sequel, it ties into the other films very well. In this film, 007 receives a message from someone who’s very important to him asking him to look into something which leads to a big gigantic mystery surrounding this group called Spectre, led by Christoph Waltz’s character, Franz Oberhauser. And that sets off a series of events that lead to some very personal discoveries for 007.

Spectre is a very riveting action movie, it’s a great adventure, it has tons of terrific set pieces, more action than Skyfall. Actually people were disappointed in Skyfall’s more somber grim elements. If that was the case for you, you might actually find yourself enjoying Spectre more because it’s a considerably more action-driven spectacle.

Daniel Craig is once again great as the character, Ray Fiennes, Naomie Harris, all give very good performances. And Bautista in this film is sort of like the big guy in the Indiana Jones movies. In every Indiana Jones film, there’s always this big humongous guy he has to fight whether it’s the plane fight in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the big thuggee guard in the Full of Doom, Vogel in Last Crusade or the big Russian guy in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. There’s always this huge guy that challenges Indiana Jones to a fight and Batista is basically that guy for Bond in this movie. He shows up every once in a while, he does something incredibly badass and he’s very good at it.

Spectre is a beautifully directed movie with incredible action scenes that are well helmed, well acted, the stunts are great, there is not a single problem we can see in this movie technically. It is a technically efficient movie, an extremely fun James Bond movie and a really good James Bond movie.