Excerpt: Thanks to its current team, the latest run of Bond pictures has become atypically self-reflexive, questioning assumptions — theirs and ours — about who this man is, and what we’re to make of him. ‘Spectre’ isn’t the best of these films, but it may well be the most thought-provoking, because there’s always something fascinating about art at war with itself.
Excerpt: Spectre nos presenta a 007 nuevamente en una aventura extravagante y divertida, que incluye una hermosa cinematografía y varias sorpresas que atan cabos sueltos. Lamentablemente, comparada a la tremenda entrega anterior, esta nueva excursión se siente decepcionante. Su larga duración y falta de emoción, le impiden ser una mejor oferta – posiblemente la última del director y su protagonista. Para mi sorpresa, Spectre simplemente está oka.
Excerpt: Craig’s grim, terse portrayal of Bond was a perfect fit for Casino Royale, but his unwillingness to crack a smile, even as he finds himself in much more outlandish situations, has turned him into as much of a caricature as Brosnan’s relentlessly smug version of the character was in Die Another Day.
Excerpt: After all of this time spent revitalizing the character and giving him an inner life absent from everything except Ian Fleming’s source novels, all the pieces have finally fallen into place and it’s… meet the new Bond, same as the old Bond.
Excerpt: “SPECTRE,” the fourth entry in the apparently indestructible James Bond franchise to star Daniel Craig, is one of the most spectacular to date. Of course it could be argued that when a movie costs enough to end world hunger, cure cancer and put a permanent colony on Mars, it should be spectacular.
Excerpt: While there’s a heavy dose of fan service injected into the new film, the refreshing originality and artistry that was shown in SKYFALL is eschewed for the same tired formula of Bond films’ past.
Excerpt: Spectre may not be as game-changing or emotionally charged as its predecessor, but it confirms that the Ian Fleming character hasn’t forgotten to be fun and more than delivers on the expectations of a Bond film.
Excerpt: … feels like a Best of Bond compilation … Which may explain why, after the lively Day of the Dead pre-credit sequence, it soon goes from exhilarating to enervating … to, finally, exasperating.
Excerpt: … polished and percolating. ‘Spectre’ ultimately satisfies one’s craving for the invincible James Bond, whether you can to relive his vintage reputation or look forward to a millennium-enhanced production that will grow with the ageless wonderment pertaining to Fleming’s literary ladies man-turned movie-making mainstay of action-packed cinema for half a century.