Spectre Honest Trailer

Though James Bond fans were excited to see what director Sam Mendes did with Spectre after knocking Skyfall out of the park back in 2012, plenty were disappointed when the film finally hit theaters last fall. While this writer didn’t find the film to be downright terrible, mostly enjoying the throwback elements of the story and villain being utilized, the film certainly lacked the kind of punch you hope to get from a 007 adventure.

Now, the Spectre Honest Trailer really sticks it to the movie, calling it “Bond-by-the-numbers,” which is pretty hard to argue with. Plus there’s a great reference to the Nintendo 64 video game Goldeneye.

Here’s the Spectre Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies:

Within the first two minutes of the Honest Trailer is the most damning proof of how lackluster Spectre is. Sure, silence can create tension, but considering that it never really went anywhere and the payoff from Dave Bautista in the big criminal underworld board meeting wasn’t entirely worth the wait, it doesn’t do much to make the movie better.

Beyond that, they also point out that Daniel Craig just feels bored in this performance, which isn’t surprising considering how blunt and honest he was about not being remotely interested in doing another Bond film anytime soon.

But perhaps the biggest problem with Spectre is balancing the playful tone of a Sean Connery or Roger Moore style James Bond movie from the 1960s and 1970s with the gritty version of 007 that we’ve stuck with for three films. It’s just a strange creative choice to make at this point, and it doesn’t help that the villains in the movie don’t give us anything exciting to latch onto either, even when the actors bringing them to life are top notch talents

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), 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 (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), 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, played by Christoph Waltz.

Spectre hits Blu-Ray and DVD on February 9.

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