James Bond. 007. One of the most, if not the most storied movie franchise of all-time. With the twenty-fourth entry into the franchise being released later this year, it’s never been stronger in its time. Daniel Craig is now going on his fourth time behind the Aston Martin and just like the franchise, his time has never been stronger.
Following the monumental success of Skyfall, one of the franchises best to ever hit the screen, it’s safe to assume that EVERYONE was looking forward to what would come next for these movies and this character. Well, we now see it all coming together as Spectre has its first full-length trailer and just as we all thought, it’s pretty freaking spectacular.
Just as we’ll see in a little over a week with Ethan Hunt, James Bond seems to be going rogue and I couldn’t be anymore freaking excited. Through these Daniel Craig films, we’ve seen his Bond defy orders and do what he thinks is right at times, but never have we seen him go completely rogue and dark. It only adds that much more depth and badass-ness to this incarnation of Bond, one I think is the best ever. Craig as Bond is just unbelievable, unlike his predecessors, he’s able to tap into both the ladies man Bond and the “I’m going to kick your ass” Bond, something we’ve never seen.
To me, this felt like a true Bond movie, which is exactly what I felt like when Casino Royale came out. Craig again just looks insanely good as the character, Christoph Waltz looks as menacing as ever (YAY), and the rest of the fantastic cast (Fiennes, Harris, Seydoux, Bellucci, Bautista) is on point. But I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet and how personal the story feels. The trailer teases that Waltz’s character has been behind many of the tragic parts of Bond’s life and that is really exciting. It’s going to be big and action-packed and just stellar to see, but I really am looking forward to this kind of personal story taking place, one that was teased in Mendes’ Skyfall.
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
Spectre hits theaters on November 6th, 2015. Directed by Sam Mendes starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, and Jesper Christensen.