Friday, November 6, 2015

Spectre Movie Review

Daniel Craig stars in Spectre

To Death!

IMDb Plot: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond (Daniel Craig) peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Directed by Sam Mendes.

Spectre starts off with a bang (Mexico City, Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall") and for almost two hours, literally wows. Unfortunately, it's 148 minutes long, and ends with a relative whimper. Don't get me wrong: I still loved it, but a better ending would have warranted a higher grade. It's dark (Mendes, no surprise) fast-moving and superbly stylish. Craig's fantastic (nobody slips out of a parachute better) and Dave Bautista is dynamite as the most physically-impressive Bond henchmen since Jaws. Still, I can't help but want for more hotties, humor and toys. As for Craig... please, please come back.

Grade: B (The first hour+ earns an A.)