Spectre Challenge: „SPECTRE“ (2015)

I am here. Right from the movie theatre. And I don’t really know how or if I can really wrap my head around „Spectre“ yet. It’s not that I hated it, I didn’t even not like it…but I didn’t love it either. Did I expect too much? Was it just wrong for me to expect anything at all? How would I have seen the film, if I wouldn’t have done the Spectre Challenge? (Okay, now we are getting a little too philosophical here.) Well, let’s just start with the good stuff.

© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

„Spectre“ is different. Going into the film I thought, since Sam Mendes was directing again, we would get another „Skyfall“. Nope, not at all. Did Mendes change so much during those 3 years or did they just want to do it different? I don’t know. Either or the 24th Bond has a visual appeal but more in the camera usage department than the cinematography, which I was so in love with in „Skyfall“.

The film has something. It is exploring the past of Bond (by the way this will be the only thing I say about the content) which to me is very appealing. I want to know more about Bond, his past, his reasons and why he became who he is. We do uncover some new things, but I guess we are only at the beginning. (If they exchange Daniel Craig for any actor during this process, I am going to go wild on them.) If you have seen all Bond films (or even if you have seen just a few) you have some pits stocked together, but with every actor change, there seems to be a complete turn around of the whole story. I hope they continue this route, I really want more…and how they left the film, there must be another one. (Especially because 25 is a great number.)

© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

Léa Seydoux is interesting, while Monica Bellucci just looks like someone put her on a spot and she says her lines. If that was the character…congrats, I didn’t get it. For Moneypenny, Q and M I have to say…good for them. The characters are a little more developed and they even bank some screen time. (In comparison to the actual film length, it’s minimal, but hey, let’s be happy for them.)

Christoph Waltz, and yes I might be bias here since I am Austrian, was great. Man, he banks some cool characters. And I think I know why. Even though I have to admit he is one of those actors who will always have this similar approach to a role, so can’t quite forget that it’s him. (It’s like Johnny Depp. Sorry fans.)

I admit when the credits rolled I wasn’t quite sure what to write about the film, and I am still not 100 % sure how I feel. The thought of watching it again first scared me a little because it is a long film, which sometimes seems unnecessary, but I guess I will have to go one more time. I just need to find out what it was about the film that made me so unsure.

© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
© 2015 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

Thanks for Reading.

 

Claudia

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