SPECTRE (2015) Review
Directed by Sam Mendes
Trying to convince the audience the greatness of James Bond through grand production while covering the lack of profoundness in its narrative is sufficient enough for the latest installment. Spectre is massive, no doubt about that. And with Daniel Craig’s dashing appeal plus the gorgeous ladies, you won’t feel short on the facade it presents. The film is decent, striving through beautifully shot scenery and the charms of its stars but the story seems to be floating from all the personal issues being tackled and misses until the very end.
Following Skyfall may have made the film a disappointment, having a solid story, beautiful cinematography and focus direction, Spectre is shadowed by a big wall. Daniel Craig still proves he’s one of the best Bonds ever seen on screen even with his age. The film feels it’s still finding its core motive, turning to the charms of its stars and action sequences done in crowded and difficult milieu to try and divert the audiences from having an emotional ride to just being entertained.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Spectre” is now showing in cinemas and IMAX Theatres nationwide from Columbia Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.