The new Spectre trailer is about the Bondiest thing you’ve ever seen, but is that good or bad? First watch, then we’ll discuss…
Ralph Fiennes’ M telling James he’s on his own again? Check:
Exciting background events in different countries? Check:
Bond undercover? Übercool car and requisite chase scene? Things go boom?
Bond girls — check:
Stunts — check:
Guns — check:
and not-so-mysterious villains (We’d know that voice anywhere, Christoph)…
Look, it’s not like we don’t know there’s a formula going here, but why does everyone look so bored? Bond movies are supposed to be fun! Hell, even Monica’s like, “Just put me out of my misery.”
I’ll admit, when I first met Daniel Craig’s Bond in Casino Royale, I wasn’t sold — I found him a little too stoic and lacking in charm. With Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, he loosened up and won me over; now it seems we’ve come full circle. Oh Danny boy, the pipes must be calling, because you look like you just want to get it over and done.
Say, you know who could really inject new life into the Bond franchise?
Spectre, which’ll hopefully be much better than this by the numbers trailer, also stars Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista, and hits theaters November 6th.