Spectre

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If you had seen it, this is James Bond 24th film franchise and highly successful sequels popular ever made. What does Spectre means? It’s an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

This movie amazes me and I hardly move for 2 hour and 28 minutes. I did missed a few minutes of the movie. I couldn’t hold it. Might as well get it on DVD to see what I missed. Can they rewind the movie back for ten minutes? It was during an action sequence.

Filmed in downtown Mexico City during the riotous Day of the Dead festivities, the stupendous pre-credits sequence opens with an extended tracking shot that would make Orson Welles jealous. After a spectacular demolition and helicopter fight leaves a trail of carnage, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is grounded by his jittery bosses. But he defies their orders as he races to Rome, the Austrian Alps and the Moroccan desert in search of Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), the shadowy mastermind behind an all-powerful criminal cartel called Spectre, (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) reviving an iconic piece of 007 folklore dating back to the Sean Connery era.

Meanwhile, back in London, M (Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) are fighting for survival against an ambitious government mandarin called C (Andrew Scott).

Good nicknames for agent with alphabet as their initials. I am going to give initials to my friends for I don’t have to say their full names all the time.

Plans to shut down the 00 agent program and replace it with his own sinister high-tech surveillance network. If all this sounds a little familiar, it is pretty much the same plot as the latest “Mission: Impossible” movie “Rogue Nation,” right down to using Morocco and Austria as exotic locations. But at least “Spectre” boasts a little more visual finesse, courtesy of “Interstellar” cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema. I love the way how they shot it, great visual and camera work.

The cast

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Daniel Craig is an English actor, who trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, beginning his career on stage. His film debut was in the drama The Power of One (1992). Other early appearances were in the biographical film Elizabeth (1998) and the Disney family film A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995), as well as in the historical war drama television series Sharpe’s Eagle (1993) and the action-adventure drama series Zorro. Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in cinemas worldwide in November 2006.

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Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Landa.

He portrayed computer genius Qohen Leth in the sci-fi film The Zero Theorem (2013) and American plagarist Walter Keane in the biographical film Big Eyes (2014). Waltz appeared as the villain in Spectre (2015), the twenty-fourth James Bond film.

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Léa Seydoux is a French actress. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress (2007) and On War (2008). She first came to attention after she received her first César Award nomination for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008) and won the Trophée Chopard, an award given to up-and-coming actors at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2013, Seydoux came to widespread attention when she was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour. That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She played Madeleine Swann in the 24th James Bond film Spectre, which was released in 2015.

At the showing of Spectre

Ben Whishaw is an English actor. He is known for his stage role as Hamlet; his roles in the television series Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, and The Hour; and film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I’m Not There, Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited, and Cloud Atlas. He played the role of Q in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, and was the voice of Paddington Bear in the 2014 film, Paddington.

At the show of Spectre
At the showing of Spectre

Naomie Melanie Harris is a British actress. She played voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, alongside featuring in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre, as Max Denbigh. Scott is also lauded for his extensive stage work at various theatres.

Ralph

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes born is an English actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.

Since then, Fiennes has been in a number of notable films, including Strange Days (1995), The End of the Affair (1999), Red Dragon (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), In Bruges (2008), The Reader (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Great Expectations (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He is also known for his roles in major film franchises such as the Harry Potter film series (2005–2011), in which he played Lord Voldemort, and the James Bond series, in which he has played M, starting with the 2012 film Skyfall.

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Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, is an Italian actress and fashion model. Bellucci began her career as a model and made a transition to Italian films. She played the role of Persephone in the 2003 science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and Mary Magdalene in the 2004 biblical drama The Passion of the Christ. Bellucci was a Bond girl in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre, making her the oldest Bond girl in the franchise.

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