Spectre (2015) – Encore Review


“[on the previous M] She wouldn’t let death get in the way of her job.” – James Bond

Number of Times Seen – Twice (27 Dec 2015 and 10 May 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – James Bond gets one step closer to try and uncover who has been pulling the strings in the global organization attempting to control the world.

My Take on it – Such a fun addition to the series.

Love the way that they continue along the same story thread over all four of the Daniel Craig outings as the super-spy James Bond.

The story gives the viewer even more insight into the growing conspiracy that has been building up over the course of the series.

The choice to keep a connection between all of these stories is great because it adds even more weight to everything that transpires here.

The film once again deals with the idea of how a spy needs to try and keep their emotions and memories in check throughout which gives the story even more poignancy in all that it does.

Unfortunately, the film is somewhat anti-climatic which might have to do with the fact that this story is meant to continue in the forthcoming next film, which COVID-willing, might be released in the fall after making everyone wait for over a year to be able to watch it on the big screen.

They do a great job continuing with the global conspiracy plot thread and stays quite intriguing throughout.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In order to complete the London scenes involving low-flying helicopters, the production had to send out 11,000 letters to residents and businesses that fell within the fly zone. Supervising locations manager Emma Pill said: “The biggest challenge, however, was to light the river at night. This involved several weeks of preparation. We lit under each arch of Vauxhall, Lambeth, and Westminster Bridge, seventeen arches in total. These lights then remained in position for five weeks. We also lit the river from ten rooftops along the bank of the Thames, from Vauxhall Bridge to Hungerford Bridge, working with Lambeth Palace, Tate Britain, and the Royal Parks to gain permission. We also worked very closely with the House of Commons, County Hall, and The London Eye to keep various lights on or off, or to change the color of their lights for each night shoot.” Each night shoot involved a location team of nearly 200 personnel that included Marshals, security, traffic management, and police officers. Pill laughed, adding: “That’s a lot of radios to hand out and coordinate on a night, but it ran extremely smooth each time.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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