Bond, James Bond, is back. Spectre, the latest movie starring Daniel Craig in his fourth (and, allegedly, last) appearance as Ian Fleming’s superspy 007, opens at The Wellesley Cinema on Monday 26 October.
Spectre features all the traditional ingredients of Bond movies – glamour, exotic locations, sinister and devious enemies, dalliances with beautiful women, chases, gunplay, danger and, above all, excitement. There are even references to Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing to bring it right up to date.
Ben Wishaw stars alongside Craig as Q, Ralph Fiennes takes over the role of Bond’s boss M from Judy Dench and Christoph Waltz heads Spectre, the enemy organisation Bond must infiltrate. Oscar winner Sam Mendes returns to the franchise having directed Skyfall in 2012.
Critics at press night this week have been almost entirely complimentary about the film, several awarding it 5 stars. “Spectre pulls it off in the grand old Fleming style.” was The Guardian critic’s view whilst David Edwards in The Mirror wrote, “[Craig] is one of the best Bonds and an equal to Connery.”
Details of Spectre showings are on www.wellesleycinema.co.uk