Action, adventure, thriller – USA, UK – 148 min
Directed by Sam Mendes
Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth and others
They say it’s the most expensive of all Bond movies.
They say it has broken franchise record in Poland with 900,000 movie-goers within just a week.
I say: yawn!
Risky mission in Mexico. A funeral in Rome. C and “Nine Eyes”. Killings, many many killings. Expensive cars. And reveal of Bond’s past.
I’d rather not mention an unbelievably incongrous romance with a daughter of Bond’s enemy, a romance which stinks like pretentiousness (especially when you hear the three words, ugh) and fake. I’d better not tell you about an unforgivable, TERRIBLE sin that is NOT developing Monica Bellucci’s character which has such a great potential. Also, let me not get to the ridiculous and cheap (I guess not in terms of money…) opening which can give you nightmares.
Instead, let me focus on the advantages. There were, of course, thrilling chases, shots, fights, explosions and… tortures. An incredible scene of combat inside a helicopter gave me a hysterical laugh. Stylish black-white colouring of the film (which noticed my BF) was certainly a nice idea, fits the usual outfit of 007. I loved stunning landscapes – mountains especially (a thing on the side, but oh, well ;p).
After all, it’s a Bond movie. We don’t watch it for logic nor particular moral qualities. We watch it for the action, for the excitement we get thanks to this absolutely non-human agent of many faces and his nearly supernatural abilites. We seek neat gadgets, cool vehicles, seductive women and amazing combat scenes. We year for thrilling adventures to make us feel like we are Bonds.
And so we find it.
My score: 7/10