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Old December 16th, 2015, 06:31 AM
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Ashdoc's movie review---Spectre

Spectre begins with a spectacular fight scene ending in a helicopter which swings and swerves wildly as the fight develops , and thus seemingly raises the expectation of similar scenes to follow with it's splendid photography . And the visuals in the film don't disappoint throughout---glittering scenes of cityscapes are interspersed with super high speed car chases in snazzy cars that rocket down roads and alleyways with manic zeal , shimmering water of beautiful lakes is shown glistening in the midst of majestic mountains covered with white snow , tall and green pine trees are shown bursting out of the snow , and a train crossing the bleak ochre yellow desert is pictured superbly from high in the air till it reaches it's destination---the high tech den of the villain rising in the midst of a crater .

The setting shifts dramatically from Mexico city to London to Rome to Austria to Morrocco and back till it ends in a climax . But after the first fight the action of the rest of the film does not match the opening sequence . Though the visuals keep you interested , the rest of the film does not match the zing of the opening . The beauty of the blonde heroine ( Lea Seydoux ) does does mesmerise though , especially when she is dressed in silvery silk .

So James Bond ( Daniel Craig ) receives a posthumous message from M that he should go after her killers , and he does so without permission of his superiors who strip him off his double o status---the license to kill . But he and only he can fight the ever growing tentacles of a mysterious organization called SPECTRE , that threatens to destabilize the whole globe with it's terrorist attacks . And only he can reach it's head honcho ( Christoph Waltz ) , with whom he has a past personal connection . But he does not forget to tag along the beautiful leading lady along , and plant sumptuous kisses and make sumptuous love to her on the train taking him to his destination---in the midst of nerve racking fights with the chief assassin of SPECTRE ( played by Dave Bautista ) .

But it all adds up to only a decent film---not great by any standards . The usual things are there---the signature James Bond music , the car fitted with high octane exhausts that pump out fire on chasing cars , the bomb explosions , the assassinations , the stunning women , and as usual James Bond falling short of commitment to any of the women---even those who claim to be in love with him....after all he will bed a new woman in the next film . But the acting by all the actors cannot be called great , and the plot of the film is not fantastic . Die hard James Bond fans can extract some entertainment from it however .

Verdict---decent.
Three stars .
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3 stars? Bada dildaar hai doc.
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Spectre

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3 stars? Bada dildaar hai doc.
Yeh to kuchh bhi nahi .. He gave a rating of 3.14159 to the movie 'Life of Pi'
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Spectre

After many days of waiting for it on Netflix, finally used Jagguji's idea and took it from a Library.
Enjoyed it.
As good as a Bond movie can be. Apart from all the chases and fights, there is this 'festival of dead' in Macculand that the film wants to use.
It now wants to revive Blofeld, who was there in Sean Connery movies and was supposed to have been killed in 'For your eyes only'. The name and Character are the same, but supposedly the villain in this movie is related to the original Blofeld through his mother. The name of the organization is also the same. Plus like Skyfall, there is quite a bit of shake up in London's intelligence too.
One spoiler in white
The new chief of Mi5 and Mi6 merger is using the surveillance system to feed Blofeld

Now, coming to Bond girls. Monica Belluci, reminded me of 'Malena', but she is very underutilized here in terms of screen time and 'exposure' and age seems to have caught up with her. Nvertherless, Bond beds her once.

When i saw the heroine, first thought was 'Is she Kate Moss. ' Then remembered that she was one of the assassins in MI4 Ghost protocol* . She provides quite a comfort to the eyes.

* Remember she kisses an IMF agent and then shoots him at the start of the movie. How many would like to die like that.

The movie is not rated much, but then i love low rated movies
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