Am I missing something? I read in the Papers that Spectre, the new Bond film, is tipped to become the biggest grossing movie in UK history if not the World!
I think cinema-goers must have seen a completely different flick to me! I though it was at least an hour too long, boring in the extreme and completely lacking in suspense. The plot was hammered together by seeming brutes bereft of any of Fleming's subtlety or charm and lacking any of the usual sense of fate we came to love anew in Casino Royale, QoS and SkyFall.
These earlier films gave us the gritty no-nonsense Bond we all craved, gilded brilliantly with golden plots and well-formed bad guys doing very bad things. Daniel Craig's stunts were to die for too: the white-knuckled thrill of the Parkour scaffold battle had us all gripping the seat in front of us and the final Skyfall skirmish was just High Noon in the heather.
Not so Spectre. From the word go, with that utterly atrocious Helicopter fight over Mexico City, it was double O hell and certainly not heaven. I can see why born-to-play-Bond Craig would be hacked off with this ham fisted mess. And what happened to Christoph Waltz? All he had to do in Inglorious Bastards was drink milk and we were terrified. Here he cavorts around a lab on an office chair. Big sweat!
More Basildon than James, the story overall was a tedious sleep-inducing monster. Fans say its a confident slice of the genre. I say its a cynical pile of stodge, stale and bloated. For Bond's sake bring back Judi Dench from the dead and sack the scriptwriters. Idris Elba should demand it!
Shaken not stirred? I was neither. More like Regretting I paid!