Movie Review: Spectre -- Bond Does It Again
Whereas Q played by Ben Whishaw (the Danish Girl) lacks the quirkiness of a mad inventor while Moneypenny played by Naomi Harris (Highlander) simply lacks pizazz. Both Q and Moneypenny are weak links in an otherwise riveting 24th installment of the Bond franchise. Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as M delivers his lines with the necessary gravitas.
Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road) directs so that time has wings. His edits are quick and seamless. No bathroom breaks in this one. Monica Belluci (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) as the widow of a criminal adds more class to this saga that drips with European chic. No Eurotrash for this Bond. But it was the clever writing by John Logan and Neal Purvis that was the star of this awesome Bond installment. Industry analysts predict Spectre to come in at 80 million.
Catch Spectre for a real escape from whatever is burdening you. You will not be disappointed and leave the theatre forgetting what was "your" problem. And say a fond goodbye to our four times winning 007 portrayed for ten years by Daniel Craig who has said "no more Bond". On the Today Show when asked if he would do another Bond, Craig is quoted as saying he'd rather slit his wrists. While Craig's physic is not his finest asset, his mind is. May he be remembered as the "thinking man's Bond." Don't miss Spectre to say au revoir to Monsieur Craig, to have a terrific time and to see and to hear Bond's Aston Martin DB 10 rev and roar.