Spectre Excites, But Drags

James Bond Spectre Movie

Rated: PG-13
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

The 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, was released on Monday, October 26, in the U.K. This broke box office sales, beating the previous holder, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, for a Monday release in the U.K. After the major success of the previous Bond film, Skyfall, it is easy to see why this has been the most anticipated Bond movie to date! But did it live up to its predecessor?

The movie takes off right after the last one and wastes no time getting right into the action, with city blocks being leveled and a fistfight in a helicopter. After that though… it really starts to slow down. A lot. When you think of James Bond, you may think of crazy action and spy cliches. The fact of the matter is, this movie lacked not only constant action, but also lacked personal attachment with the characters (unlike Skyfall). Also, if you have not watched a few of the previous films, this one might be a bit hard to follow, as it takes a lot of events from other movies and ties them into this one.

Having said all of that, this still a solid 007 movie. Although the action is not as prevalent, it makes you appreciate when you do get to see the scenes. There is also a vast array of setting in this movie ranging from Mexico City, to Rome, to Argentina and more. If you are fond of this movie franchise, Spectre is worth seeing. Just get plenty of rest before you do, because this movie is two and a half hours in length, so good luck!

We give this movie a respectable 3 stars out of 5.


The Cinephiles are Cameron Everingham and Sydney Schoonmaker. Their movie reviews will be a recurring column on IL360.news.

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