16 Nov 2015

Review: Spectre

From Widescreen, 2:01 pm on 16 November 2015

When it comes to James Bond, Daniel Craig may be past it as well as over it.

Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond in Sam Mendes’ Spectre

Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond in Sam Mendes’ Spectre Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions


More on Spectre

Director Sam Mendes (who also made Skyfall) chose to shoot this one on film with Hoyte van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) rather than digitally with Roger Deakins who chose not to be involved this time:

I loved shooting on film again. Film is difficult, it’s imprecise, but that’s also the glory of it. There’s a magic there; you win big and sometimes you lose big, but the risk is worth it. I was so relieved watching the first day’s dailies on film. It had romance, a slight nostalgia, which was my own imposition, but I had that feeling. And that’s not inappropriate when dealing with a classic Bond movie.

A serious attempt to understand the ending of Spectre by Darren Franich at Entertainment Weekly.

Another top review by David Larsen in Metro.

David Ehrlich in Rolling Stone says that it is EON’s attempt to turn Bond into a Marvel Universe-type saga that has doomed the franchise.



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