It’s all a matter of perspective.
In the final stages of marketing Sony has released the final trailer to what might be the last Bond movie to be produced by them, Spectre. Director Sam Mendas returns at the helm, starring Daniel Craig (in what might be his last outing) as James Bond, Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, Lea Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann and Ralph Finnes as M.
In the aftermath of Raoul Silva’s attack on MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond come face-to-face with the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. While Gareth Mallory, the newly appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond discovers that the only way to unravel the web of conspiracy is to protect the innocent daughter of a powerful enemy. Following a trail from Mexico to Italy, Austria and Morocco, he is forced to operate outside his purview as he is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy from his past.
I will admit this trailer didn’t really do it for me, the last two trailers were pretty good, but I find myself not excited for this entry in the Bond franchise. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t find myself jumping for joy at this. Everything seems to be lined up nicely from the director, actors and writers but sometimes I find myself forgetting that a new Bond movie is coming out this year.
One week ago, they released the official song for this film and while it’s a decent song, it doesn’t really scream Bond to me, especially with everything that’s supposedly at stake in this new film. Hopefully this will be as good as Skyfall or at the very least better than Quantum of Solace.