The 24th consecutive James bond film is on the way! Spectre will be the next film in the ongoing James Bond franchise (or a pseudo-anthology film series) which follows the iconic super-spy as he battles terrorists, criminal masterminds, and the ghosts of his past. Spectre is set to add to the existing James Bond mythos and expand on existing story-lines. Daniel Craig seems like he is ready to give another performance that blends his action chops with his dramatic chops, but this won't be his last outing since he, just like his character, has a hard time walking away.
Here's the plot synopsis:
A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.
Spectre seems like it will focus on Bond's quest to uncover his past which possibly leads to the discovery of a sinister family lineage in the form of Christopher Waltz's character who may hold the key to Jame's past. This film could possibly lead to the most shocking revelations about James Bond which could redefine the character in a way that changes the course of the James Bond franchise forever. Then we have Bautista who plays Mr. Hinx, an imposing figure who will menace Bond throughout the film. Could Bautista win the henchman of the year award? We'll see.
No doubt many people are watching this film just to see how Christopher Waltz will stack up against Bond villains of the past, and based on the trailers it seems like Waltz will be stepping up the menace and the mystery as he plays mind-games with our hero and ultimately reveals a disturbing secret that will hurt James more than any bullet to the head ever could.
At this point the James Bond feels more like a Shakespearean Jason Bourne who is constantly fighting a battle that he never seems to win despite how many bad guys he seems to take down, how many women he hooks up with, or how many allies he makes along the way. The story seems like it can only end one way; with the demise of the hero who people continue to root for despite his budding imperfections and morally ambiguous demeanor, wrapped up in a facade of charm, intrigue, and wit. Bond has become a tragic-hero who is so caught up in a swirling mess of death and betrayal that he feels the need to distance himself from the carnage and espionage by forming a real connection or by simply meeting another infamous Bond-girl who temporarily reminds him that he can have a normal life if he chooses to walk away while he still can. James Bond fans beware! Mr.Bond is in for a scare...