(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t really watched much of the James Bond movies… only really with my mother. But since this has been advertised so much, I figured I had some free time… so I thought I’d give it a try.
The first scene did do a good job of setting the tone for the rest of the film and it was interesting to see Bond going on his own and the reasons why. Although the action did start fairly early on in the movie, I did think it took a while for any of the answers to come… and I did feel some sympathy for Bond, even though I didn’t think he really expressed a lot of emotion.
I would have liked to see more of the characters like Moneypenny, but it was good to see Q play a part in the movie. I enjoyed seeing some of the banter between him and Bond and how they tried to shuffle round the politics involved in the merger.
While there was a scene between Bond and Sciarro’s widow that seemed to emphasise Bond’s ways as a womaniser, it was good to see that he seemed to form a deeper attachment with Madeleine… even though I didn’t think that enough time was spent developing their relationship to make it truly believable.
There were a couple of more gruesome scenes in this movie. I’m not sure it should have been billed as a 12, personally. There was a lot of action involved… and a few amusing scenes, such as Bond trying to utilise the new car. And there was a good amount of tension between him and the main person behind Spectre.
I did think that the opening credits were extremely weird, even if they were attention-grabbing. While there was a lot of action in this, I felt that the storyline wasn’t as engaging as it could have been. It didn’t draw me in and keep me absorbed, despite there being so many actors I recognised.