Five Reasons You’ll Love It - February 22, 2016

Spectre - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Spectre - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Three years after Skyfall wowed, won a couple of Oscars and took over a billion dollars at the box office James Bond is back in Spectre.

Daniel Craig is back as 007 for a fourth time, with Ben Whishaw’s Q, Rory Kinnear’s Tanner, Ralph Fiennes’s M and Naomie Harris’s Moneypenny all returning and Christoph Waltz, Monica Belucci, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Lea Seydoux all joining the cast. Oscar winning director Sam Mendes, who was behind the camera on Skyfall, is back once again to direct.

This time out Bond’s life and livelihood is under threat. There’s a new chief overseeing Mi6 and he wants to close down the 00 program, making him, M, Moneypenny and Q unemployed, and, he’s also on the hunt for Franz Oberhauser, the head of the shadowy organisation that gives the film its name

It hits DVD shelves on Monday (February 22nd), but we caught an early screening and are pleased to offer up five reasons you’ll love it...

 

That opening sequence…

You’ll have seen a preview of the opening gambit in the film’s trailers, but the opening sequence at Mexico’s Day Of The Dead festival is simply stunning. We don’t want to say too much, but it’s up there with the start of Casino Royale

 

It’s superbly paced…

Spectre is not a short film, clocking in at a mighty two and a half hours all in all, but you’ll never be bored, the film is relentless and always keep moving, those 150 minutes will fly by…

 

Daniel Craig is on top form…

Whether this is his last outing as Bond or not Daniel Craig is on excellent form in Spectre. The intensity and physicality he’s brought to the role remains, but there’s a lot more humour in both the script and Craig’s performance in this new movie, which is never a bad thing.

 

Christoph Waltz is a menacing marvel…

After watching him rise to stardom in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds as the wicked Hans Landa, it seemed very likely from the moment he was cast that Waltz would make a fabulous Bond villain and so it proves in Spectre.

 

There are so many great action set pieces…

There weren’t many criticisms of Skyfall, but one was that the movie featured more talking than usual, well that’s gone this time. From a ludicrously high-octane car chase through Rome to a thrilling climax back in London, there’s so much spectacle on show here.

 

Spectre is released on DVD on Monday (February 22nd). To check out the rest of the Bond back catalogue, including some hmv exclusive slipcases, click here to visit our online store

 

 

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