The latest James Bond film is set be Daniel Craig’s last showing as 007. At a time when other movies are grabbing the limelight, Spectre looks set to be one of the most under-anticipated blockbusters of the year. But does that necessarily mean it will be underwhelming?
Spectre stars Daniel Craig as MI6 undercover rogue agent James Bond. In his latest mission, a cryptic message sends him to Rome where he discovers the existence of a sinister organisation called SPECTRE. As a way to unravel the group 007 targets Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen).
Expect this to be very similar to the other James Bond films! You can’t blame them for constantly creating similar movies, because it not only sells but always looks great. Filled with British je ne sais quoi (yeah, I know), this is bound to be a very posh, very stylish movie. The cast isn’t necessarily that exciting, but I’m personally interested to see how Léa Seydoux does with a genuinely big role in a genuinely big movie. It will also be cool to see Ralph Fiennes as M, and also Naomi Harris who I thought was excellent in the last Bond film, Skyfall. The excellent Sam Mendes is directing this piece – his previous works including classics such as American Beauty, Jarhead, and the previous 007 instalment.
Set for release on 26th October in the UK, and 6th November in the US, this film falls between other big movies such as Crimson Peak (16/10) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt. 2 (20/11). This, added to the amount of buzz there is around films to come in November/December, means that this film is almost sneaking up on people. I honestly has no idea that it’s out in a few weeks, it had completely slipped my mind! While Spectre will probably be a step up from Skyfall in terms of revenue, I don’t think it’ll make much of a dent into the highest grossers of the year table, nor do I think this will be seen as one of the movies of the year.