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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One to pass up

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    cujoe
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    Spoilers ahead! This is it, this is the one Bond movie that no one thought would happen. Any real Bond fan will quickly realize the eerie similarity between this and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. That's is the first mistake they made. The second mistake was the whole "I'm having daddy issues and will bring the entire world to ruin just to get back at my brother for being better than me" plot that this movie suddenly throws at you to insult your intelligence just a bit more. Yes, every one of the Bond movies starring Daniel Craig was just chewed up and spit out with some lame plot that his brother (Blofeld) was truly responsible for everything that has happened since Casino Royale came out. This entire movie was simply an attempt to cash in on a long dead enemy of the early Bond franchise. The problem with SPECTRE (the organization, not the movie) is that it doesn't work in today's world. Much like how you can't have cold war troubles in Star Trek, because there is no cold war, no one would understand. This movie actually would have worked if they had left out the 'evil brother' plot and just stuck to 'evil terrorist organization determined to rule the world' plot (COBRA, is that you?). Now, the reason SPECTRE (the movie) didn't work is because we were already treated to Quantum, the "SPECTRE" of today's Bond. They had already established that Quantum was doing everything that SPECTRE was supposedly doing on top of what Quantum was doing... or something like that, I don't really know, I find it hard to believe that one super power has another super power as a front that is also just as secret and no one knows it exists. If your super secret organization is so secret, why do you need a secondary super secret organization to hide the main one if no one even knows it's there to begin with? I really half expected to have the Avengers show up, but I keep forgetting this is SPECTRE, not HYDRA... though there seems to be some similarities there as well. At least we were given an awesome opening credit song by Sam Smith. Most of the action scenes were sub-par, even by James Bond standards, the car chase scene just didn't do anything for the movie either. The way the entire series has gone (and the way this one ended), I'm sure Bond will be back at work as if he never stole a top secret prototype car and disobeyed the orders of every single person of higher authority than him. If they make one more. Casino Royale started us off real good, but the entire series since then just kind of lost its spark and I feel this movie was just throwing everything it could into the pot and hoping whoever ate it didn't notice how bad it was by adding lots of spices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    SPECTRE Stumbles where SKYFALL Left Off

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    I saw my first James Bond film at fifteen. What I saw, some say, is the worst Bond picture of all time. 2002's Die Another Day featuring the last go-around for Pierce Brosnan as the famous British super spy was goofy fun at the time, especially for someone keenly unaware of any of the traditional elements and archetypes included in a Bond film, but four years later and one year after the revolutionary origin story that was Batman Begins made it okay to make something campy into something more grounded and serious we received a new kind of Bond, a more grounded in reality Bond with a seriously serious streak about him. That isn't to say that producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli overcompensated as Casino Royale still sits as my favorite of the Daniel Craig Bond films. For what it's worth, I don't necessarily have a great affinity for the Bond movies. They have never done much to excite me, but I look forward to them because I more or less know what I'm getting, but on a grand scale. And I like epic. Moreover, Craig is the Bond of my generation and if I were to have any type of fondness for any of these films it would be his rough and rugged incarnation of the typically suave MI6 agent. All of this is to say that while I appreciate what the producers and director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) have done for the series in being bold and essentially wiping the slate clean and starting from scratch it can't help but feel as if they ran out of tricks with the latest installment, Spectre. While there is much to like in this new film-the set pieces are consistent, the familiar elements more present than ever since Craig took over as well as the gorgeous cinematography from Hoyte Van Hoytema (her, Interstellar) capturing it all-and yet there is something missing from the story. There is a lack of substance while still holding an unbelievable amount of aspiration. Spectre feels like a film that wants and has the intention to do so many things and fulfill so much fan service that it actually ends up doing very little. To say Spectre is a waste of time or even a bad movie is too harsh as there is clear craft that has been put into the final product, but what the film is and what it wanted to be are clearly two very different entities.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing after all the build up and hype

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    Biggles
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    In my opinion Daniel Craig's weakest portrayal in the series, ranks close to Quantum of Solace. Casino Royale is by far the best Bond for Craig and I believe of all the Bond movies, even Connery's; so I had high hopes for Craig to go out with a bang, as there was great potential in the story of how Spectre began and how Bond became "Bond". However, a strong storyline never developed: the screenplay is weak, the action scenes are not on par with the rawness of the Casino Royale script or visuals, which really encapsulated Bond essence from the Fleming book but brought a modern, brutal and harder edge. Spectre took a backward step in having Bond become part of a story that plodded along stitched together disjointedly, with predictable action sequences and unimpressive dialogue to an unbelievable conclusion, where Bond Leaves Blofeld alive and drives off into the sunrise with a girl half his age. It would have been much better to leave the story hanging, unknown if Bond survives or not; something like Holmes and Moriarty at the Richenbach Falls perhaps, leading the way for a new Bond to rise. One can only hope with the next Bond rendition, that his idyllic life is shattered by Blofeld killing his new love, bringing Bond back from the brink from the life of the mundane. In summary, you have to watch the movie even if just to say you have seen them all. Hopefully, Spectre the movie will fade away and the next movie takes the Bond character to new highs.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous, but Vapid

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    The movie itself has been polarizing. I'll only say that there are things I like about it (cast; settings, esp. Day of the Dead opening; cinematography; production design; costumes) and things that didn't work (unnecessary contrivances about the villain, entirely too many nods to previous Bond movies). As for the Blu-ray release at hand, the A/V quality is predictably terrific. The extras are surprisingly underwhelming. Bond has been one franchise that has traditionally given us hours upon hours of bonus content, and "SPECTRE" is outright paltry. The 20:12 featurette on the opening sequence is nice, covering how each department worked to create the Day of the Dead. Unfortunately, that's all we really get. The Video Blogs are the same ones that were uploaded by the official 007 account to YouTube in the months leading up to the movie's opening. These are only a minute or two apiece in duration, so they're pretty superficial. The only other features are a still gallery (I hate those), and the three trailers that were released for the movie (loved those!). As for the Best Buy-exclusive SteelBook packaging, I gotta say, I love it. That initial teaser poster art image that was used here thrilled me when it was first released. It's spiffier in person than the ad art suggests.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best of the Craig Bonds

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    At first, many carped about the casting of Daniel Craig as Jamers Bond, however from the very start of Casino Royale it was clear Craig was a new Bond for a new era and the fit was perfect. Indeed, his first 3 outings as 007 have all proven to be both exciting and thought provoking. Unfortunately, this fourth installment does not live up to the standards set by the previous three. This is not to say that Craig does a poor job,for he does not, and there are plenty of well choreographed action sequences, and yet the total effect of the film is not equal to the sum of its parts. Something is missing here, some spark or bit of magic that keeps this film from being as good as the others. Daniel Craig is an excellent actor, but perhaps he is correct in saying it is time for him to move on. The Blu-ray itself looks great and the audio is superb, so no complaints there. And, compared to some of the earlier films in the Bond franchise, this is certainly a well crafted and fun ride, but, for me at least, Casino Royale remains the best of the Daniel Craig Bonds.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good For Bond Fans

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    SPOILERS AHEAD: I'm happy that the Bond Universe has begun to expand with Moneypenny, Q & a new (albeit less dynamic) M. The opening song made me want to rip out my eardrums. Sam Smith's lyrics sound like the diary entry of a 14 year old who had their first break-up. Even Smith has admitted his dislike of singing the song. The opening scene was fantastic and is as memorable as Brosnan's first outing as Bond in 1995's "GoldenEye". Christoph Waltz is perfect as the main villain and Dave Bautista as one of his henchmen harkens back to the larger than life baddies of Oddjob and Jaws. "SPECTRE" had a lot to live up to after "Skyfall" and for me, it fell short. Craig was good as Bond but he seems to be getting board with the role. I hope the studio gives him another shot on going out on top with a film like "Casino Royal" or "Skyfall". The reason I marked it as recommending it to a friend is only if that friend collects the films like I do.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A solid entry

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    I wet into tis movie with minimal expectations. I guess after Goldeneye all Bond film have a lot to live up to. Spectre is a solid entry into the franchise but I guess with the name my memories of Moonraker etc with Spectre massive battles with MI6 just weren't met. But it's like seeing a new Star Wars film and expecting the same great ooh value of the first one you saw-it rarely happens. But if you enter it with no ooh expectations then you're in for a treat. I would like to see Bond films build on each other. Ie the villain continues on for a few films with BOnd chasing him. Maybe that's how I felt about Spectre cause at moments I did get lost and wanting to try to reference back to earlier films. Especially with lines like "All this has been leading up to this" you hope to see the dots. Would I recommend to a friend. Yes. A bond fan. Yes. A casual movie goer or someone who has not seen a Bond film--no..

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    See it at least once...

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    This was the 3rd best of the Daniel Craig Bond movies, if I can call it that? It was easy to see both Craig and Mendes wanted out of this series. Extremely poor casting of Seydoux and Waltz. Unfortunately, Monica Bellucci only had about 5 minutes of air time and that was a pity. She’s gorgeous but also a great actress. I couldn’t see any chemistry between Craig and Seydoux. A big “boo” to the script writers. First half of the film was good and enjoyable….second half not so good. It fell back on the typical lazy script writing days with explosions to fill in the voids. However, for Bond moviegoers, like myself, it’s worth it to at least see it once. I saw it at the movies and on Blu ray…….but just couldn’t get beyond the poor script and actor choices. I had high hopes for this movie. Not all Bond movies can be Casino Royale.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing movie, decent Blu ray

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    This movie lacks most of what the far superior Skyfall had; a great memorable villain, brisk pacing, an satisfying emotional center and terrific action sequences. Spectre felt very one note and by the numbers, one major thing I appreciate was how the movie embraced the lightheartedness of previous Bond films, but the plot could of been handled better. Maybe I'm being really hard on Spectre and I don't think it's a bad movie, it's watchable but was sitting there entertaining myself recalling the great experience I had watching Skyfall. Besides the solid video and even better sound, the Blu Ray is bare-bones with an after thought of extras that are forgettable just like the film. If you are still curious about the film, rent it, don't blind buy it like I did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it with one eye closed.....

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    This movie is good for not being written by Ian Fleming, very imaginative for incorporating the life of JB with Ernst Blofelds ...although I was expecting the explanation of the birth of Spectre, being that its the title, but then that would be another movie by itself.. overall, action and the flow of the story was smooth, but constantly you have to question how James Bond can get out of any bad situation, no matter how seemingly impossible it is, especially that he is dealing against the most advanced and more resourceful organization than the MI6 and British Government combined, but it is just a movie, no wonder Austin Powers made fun them, picture quality and sound of the blu ray version is very good...

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie if you're a Daniel Craig fan

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    Spectre (2015). the latest of the 24 James Bond films, doesn't lack for action as you'd expect. What is lacking is Sean Connery or even Roger Moore. If you're a Daniel Craig fan you will probably like the latest installment of 007, but I guess I was spoiled after seven Bond films with Connery and seven with Moore. While I can live with the plots (in most cases) of Craig's Bond depiction, I've never cared for him as Bond. He just never seems to have any personality or humor as I appreciated with most of the former Bonds, excluding Timothy Dalton. But, if you're really into Craig, get yourself a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy this 21/2 hour Bond flick.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a whole lot to say...

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    I have been a huge fan of all the 007 movies from day 1... I don't know if it's just that there really isn't much more you can do with this series, or if it's just not one of the better movies in this very long lineup... I thought the movie seemed like I have already seen this before, just slightly different. Maybe they need to think about ending any thoughts of making more in this series...or possibly give it enough time by skipping a generation or two & then try again. I personally wouldn't suggest this to other 007 fans, as it will only be a let down if you have seen all of the previous movies...if newer to 007, then this might be for you

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so bond

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    Great price and includes the digital copy for iTunes. Blurry sounds Impecible! Excited to see the final bond film, but disappointed in its overall execution. The opening credits and the new bond song do not flow AT ALL. Very Un-Bond way to open the film. The song is a terrible fit and the visuals were not edited in sequence with the music at all. The film itself was so-so. I get what they did to bring everything full circle, but some points felt like it was an overly cheesy execution. All of the cast was phenomenal as always and the action sequences were Impecible. Overall, I was a bit let down but as they say, all good things...

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Backwards, yet Forwards

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    I enjoy the Bond movies, most of the time, because they have crazy action and compelling villans. I cannot believe I found myself hating Christoph Waltz portrayal so much. The character was most certainly flawed, so that was more than likely part of it. The story leaves you desiring more of a pay off, but at least we know now that Blonde Bond (Craig) is set for Really good, then okay, then Really good, then okay films...which means the next entry should be really good...there you go...I jinxed it. Here is to Idris Elba getting the role after the next film.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Good but not Great Bond Movie

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    I had such high hopes for this movie because Christoph Waltz is playing a villain in the movie. Alas he doesn't get the screen time he deserves and they don't develop his character very well. As far as the plot of the movie goes what is the plot? Not very well developed either. Still it is Bond and their is some great action in the movie but overall I would rate this in the Average to Good category (3 to 4 stars out of 5) but not one of the great ones. I put no down for my recommendation but if you are a Bond fan it is worth picking up and a course a Bond collector is going to buy it even if it sucks.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another Bond movie.

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    Spectre is a movie I'm split on. It has so much good stuff in it but then so much of it just shouts wasted potential. The movie is amazing in it's first act, loses steam in it's second act but then picks up again, and then leads into a flawed and confusing third act that goes into a great finale. Watching Spectre eating fruit salad. You will get piece after piece of fruit you like and then suddenly get something gross, and then get something tasty again. But if your a Bond fanatic, there's no reason to not get this. Also Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista play the villains. Need I say more?

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best Bond film

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    Typical Bond film with car chases, women, and good action sequences. Sorry to say that the plot and the villain are not very good. This has been true of all the latest James Bond films except Casino Royale. This movie tries to capitalize on the current fear of too much government intrusion into our daily lives. Daniel Craig does a good job but the villain role is almost non existent. The movie will probably entertain you for a couple of hours but it certainly isn't one of the better James Bond films. Watch Goldfinger instead. I would say watch it if you are a true James Bond fan.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Spectre

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    **SPOLIERS** I went into Spectre with very high hopes. Being a life-long 007 fan, I was a little let down by the climax and villian in the film. The concept and story arc was good, until the climax of the film. I felt the villian's lair was not as well designed as it could have been. As well as the torture device. The villian character itself was a good concept, but fell flat for me in the last third of the movie. Overall the opening and action sequences were suspenseful, and I really thought the stunts were choreographed nicely too.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun Packaging, Average Film

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    Having picked up the recent Best Buy Steelbook exclusives for the other Daniel Craig Bond films, this one was a no-brainer, and I have to say that I do indeed love the packaging. It looks lovely on the shelf. That said, the film itself is a bit of a bore on certain levels, as it meanders a bit to get to where we need to be, and our Bond Girl just isn't all that interesting either, if I'm being honest in the context of the series. It's definitely worth a look for fans, but wouldn't be a great starting point for anyone new.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    007 flames out

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    The ghosts of Casino Royale and Skyfall loom large over the fourth James Bond film to star Daniel Craig. Spectre falls way short of expectations, as the not-so-shocking reveal of a certain Bond villain is bungled horribly. Craig and his MI6 cohorts work well together. Bond girl Lea Seydoux does what she can with a so-so part. However, Christoph Waltz needs to find a new schtick. What was so fresh in his first film with Tarantino has grown stale as it continues well beyond its expiration date. For 007 diehards only.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend