ByFreddie Sharp, writer at

Lets start with the obvious facts: all the fan boys, fan girls and long time followers of this series are going to see this film so we know it will be be a success. At 2.5 hours it's a bit of a long stretch, 20 minutes could have been removed and it would have been more compact. The new controllers at the department appointed after M's (judi dench) death at the end of skyfall - not a spoiler as y'all have see that film and know that but she left breadcrumbs for 007 to follow up with. are at odds since Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) has to contend with office politics and the agency's changing direction and in the opening sequence Bond is taking us straight into the action in Mexico following a lead to find a villainous character, and like in CR prevent a disaster from happening - nice twists and a break for the song - lets talk about the song: it's not a great song but the visuals do work well with the lyrics. and it all explains a little more about what's going on.What we know of the title SPECTRE - its an acronym for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion - and has appeared in previous films, but here we are being reintroduced to the organisation in a linear way following on from Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace and Skyfall.

There are plenty of clues in the trailer, we know that his past has come back to haunt him. we know that an old adversary is making a reappearance out of the shadows, what we also discover is additional history and connections between characters we have met before. This is Bond, so nothing is ever happily ever after but it all ends up in London with a semi-satisfying clunk-click in the knowledge this will continue.


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