Monday’s royal world premiere saw the release of the most anticipated return of Bond yet and the positive reviews of Spectre have upheld the fact that Bond fever is currently gripping us. Spectre ticket sales for the day after its release made it the biggest Tuesday ever at the UK box office and is has been more successful than Skyfall’s opening.
Spectre is the 24th Bond film and is the fourth film for Daniel Craig, who has reprised his role-perhaps for the final time-as OO7, while director Sam Mendes has taken a bow in his final film for the Bond franchise.
The story features a cryptic message from the past which leads Bond to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets Monica Bellucci a widow of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister global criminal organisation Spectre; Bond last encountered Spectre in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever.
Needing the help of the daughter (Lea Seydoux) of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of Spectre, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz).The film also features: Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Andrew Scott (Denbigh), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Ben Wishaw (Q).
Certificate: 12A Length: 148 minutes.
Want to feel like Bond?
Bond films are also synonymous with fast car chase scenes and this film is now exception with the DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 featuring in the film. If you want to get up close to these cars visit the London Film Museum’s Bond in Motion exhibition which hosts the largest official collection of Bond vehicles.
If you are as partial to a martini like Bond then visit the 68 and Boston in Soho as they are serving up a vodka martini, comprising Belvedere vodka, dry vermouth (shaken not stirred, of course) and garnished with a twist of lemon for just 7p! Visit between 5pm and 7pm from 27-29 October and claim your drink (limited to one per customer)