I’m not one to do posts on trailers a lot. They happen, and there isn’t a WHOLE lot one can talk about. But I will make an exception for Mr. Bond.
Late in 2014 it was revealed that the title of the next James Bond film (I think this is the 24th installment?) would be SPECTRE. Immediately I jumped for joy because if you’re a long time Bond fan such as myself and have seen every single one, then you know that this is the name of the top secret organization that served as a story-arch throughout Sean Connery’s tenure as the MI6 agent. Of course, then, the acronym, SPECTRE, stood for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion”. So basically they are evil. Bond films in the 60s were very black and white when it came to good guys and bad guys.
The trailer does exactly what a trailer should do: It excited the Hell out of me for this movie while giving me next to nothing for a plot line. I don’t want to talk about it shot for shot because I want you people to have a clean slate going into it; but what I also love about the film revolving around SPECTRE is this:
The past three Daniel Craig Bond films have been establishing the world of James Bond in the 21st century with a grittier tone and, to be honest, a lot better camera work than all the iterations in the past. Skyfall (2012), specifically, was one of the prettiest movies I’ve ever seen (Shoutout to Roger Deakins, the director of photography). After Skyfall it seemed apparent that now this new world of James Bond has been established. He’s now a full-blown MI6 agent with a license to kill, we have a new male M played by Ralph Fiennes, we have Moneypenny, Q, and we understand the demeanor of Craig’s Bond and why he is the way he is. NOW, we can have a CLASSIC Connery-era type of Bond movie that will have all of the classic elements that seemed to go away over the past few years. The evil mastermind Hell-bent on world domination that’s hidden away in an underground layer – Christoph Waltz is playing this part in SPECTRE and it’s what we call, “perfect on every level.” We’ll have the quirky bond puns and ridiculous gadgets thanks to Q. It’s going to look fantastic due to, well, just modern filmmaking these days and the advancements in camera technology; and it’s really just going to capture the essence of James Bond and why he encapsulated the spy genre so well for so many years.
I’m very VERY excited for this movie and I think it’s going to hit in all the right places for both Bond fans and just fans of spy films in general. Check out the trailer below if you haven’t seen it already.
SPECTRE is due out November 6, 2015 and below is the official synopsis right before the trailer.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.