There are plenty of spy-based action movies. However, the likes of Bourne and Mission Impossible are just pretenders to the throne. Fiction’s most infamous spy, James Bond will be returning to the big screen soon to remind us why he’s the one who started it all.
SPECTRE marks Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as the British super-spy. Given his superb performance in the role, it’s easy to forget all the naysayers who said he was a terrible choice because he was blonde. Craig’s Bond took a step away from the more familiar mold to portray 007 as a skilled, but troubled operative. SPECTRE predecessor ‘Skyfall’ also made a point of bringing Bond back to basics; getting rid of the exploding pens and invisible cars.
‘A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, 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.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, 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.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.’
This looks set to be the best Bond movie yet. And we had better make the most of it; there are rumours that this will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007.