Spectre: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) 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 organisation known as SPECTRE.

I’m just going to get this out of the way right now and say that I have only recently started watching James Bond movies. I’ve seen all of the Daniel Craig films so far so that has to count for something, right? The one thing that I’ve started to look for is the opening musical sequence and Sam Smith’s Bond theme hit the nail on the head just like all the others. Not just that but the imagery that went along with it was amazing and hypnotic…so good! Craig is just as phenomenal as he was in any of the other Bond films and has set the bar pretty high for anyone that chooses to fill his shoes eventually. Christoph Waltz was great as Franz Oberhauser. Waltz has been the “go to” guy for movie villains (it’s the accent) but this is the first time that he’s taken on the role of a “legacy” character. Longtime fans on the franchise may be 50/50 about him but newcomers (like myself) will love his calm intimidation and the great twist with his character. With every film that goes by the action gets more elaborate and intense and this film was no different. There is a torture chair scene in the film that literally had me cringing and wondering how Bond was going to get out of that situation. The aftermath of that scene was a bit far fetched but it was still really entertaining and in the end that’s really what matters, right? Anyway, the film is really great in my opinion but not as good as some of the previous entries (Casino Royale is still the best in the Craig movies so far) but it definitely is up there as one of the top ones. I can easily recommend it to everyone to watch but that’s kind of a no brainer for most people so watch it! 8/10

Special Features:

Spectre: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence – A nice and lengthy look at the opening Day Of The Dead sequence in the film which was really great.

Video Blogs – 6 different vlogs that look at the director and various other aspects of the production of the film.

Gallery – A bunch of behind the scenes photos of the film.

It’s a bit of a bummer that there wasn’t more features or a commentary track but let’s hope that a “Deluxe Edition” makes its way to our hands eventually.

Spectre is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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