Daniel Craig and Skyfall director Sam Mendes return to Bond for this instalment, the 24th 007 film, that looks to uncover the sinister SPECTRE organisation. Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) plays Bond's nemesis Oberhauser. Co-stars Monica Bellucci (The Matrix: Reloaded), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ralph Fiennes as M, and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Returning to London after an off-the-books escapade in Mexico, Bond finds the UK's intelligence services in a shakeup. As a new bureaucrat (Sherlock's Andrew Scott) makes a power grab based on a global surveillance network, 007 gets back to his personal mission to find out more about the mysterious SPECTRE. Teaming up with the daughter of one of his previous victims, Bond's journey will take him to far-flung locations and back into his past once again, as the events of the previous Daniel Craig films take on a new dimension.
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Within minutes, latest 007 outing Spectre had put a grin on my face, thanks to an energetic, aerially acrobatic opening sequence in Mexico City. Few would expect that facial expression to remain for all 148 minutes of Spectre’s overlong running time, and that turned out to be exactly the case.
As an action movie, Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor, Skyfall. For at least half its running time, this is as good as Bond gets -- a rip-roaring and very stylishly made thriller with tremendous production values.