Spectre: An Ineffectual Bond Film

Here’s Anita take on the latest Bond film. It’s all sound and no substance.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. But what if that is challenged and ground zero were uprooted from the equation? 

Then there’d be super car chases, in copter fight/salvage/crash; aircraft – SUV faceoff/crash, state-of-the-art set-ups/collapses and long drawn somber dialogues/scenes and no point of convergence.

Perhaps the extensive scenes cut were there to help with the counterpoise of the specter… er …Spectre.

A retrospective linking previous Bond assignments/villains, Bond is on a mission to bring down Specter, their one unifying body that spreads terror the world over, with the intention of having eyes planted
across all nations to gather limitless unquestioned intelligence.

Well watch it for select scenes if you really must (note for the Indian audience). This Bond film has Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Dave Bautista starring in it. It’s produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and directed by Sam Mendes.

I was neither shaken nor stirred. In fact, I was tired by the end of the movie. No surprises Bond doesn’t want another mission (note for non-Indian audiences, as well).

Anita Parikh

Anita Parikh

Born and wedded, into a confluence of different cultures, Anita has lived in both, a traditionalstate and a cosmopolitan city. She has seen an assortment of unfavorable rustic practices, as much as philanthropic efforts. Her latest novel is set in this backdrop. She is a software developer and loves to dabble in digital Art.She is married to an architect. Anita is a film buff and has a good sense of humour.
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