SPECTRE reviews - *SPOILERS*

Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
Review of SPECTRE from the Mirror. DO NOT read if you want to avoid SPOILERS!!!

'James Bond is back with a brutal blast....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-reviews/james-bond-back-brutal-blast-6677940
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    This is going to be a very tough five days, trying to avoid temptation. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • James BrosnanJames Brosnan Posts: 865MI6 Agent
    This is going to be a very tough five days, trying to avoid temptation. :D

    Yeah, I lasted about 5 seconds and then read the above review :)) It didn't give away too much, but at the same time it did. I wouldn't read this review if you want to avoid spoilers.
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  • SFPROPSSFPROPS USAPosts: 350MI6 Agent
    It's not a spoiler to quote the whole headline is it?

    "'James Bond is back with a brutal blast as SPECTRE is the best EVER'"
  • HalconHalcon Zen TemplePosts: 473MI6 Agent
    Damn! Im in the states! This will be torture... :))
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    Happens every Bond season X-(
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  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Must not look ! :)) although all the headlines seem very positive. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    Well...I've read them all now B-) ...Looks like three positive and one mixed (3 out of 5 stars). Not a bad batting average, really.
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  • JG007JG007 Manchester , United KingdomPosts: 273MI6 Agent
    Radio 1 review. 2 little clips from the film also. Perhaps to be released in the coming days maybe in full


    http://youtu.be/dKA6yycTBls

    -{
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    Well...whatever the final analysis of the numbers a few months down the road...it seems relatively safe to assume that a massive bomb isn't about to land with a dull thud.
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  • MilleniumForceMilleniumForce LondonPosts: 1,214MI6 Agent
    What really interested me was
    how some of the reviews said the torture scenes were testing the 12A rating - so this will presumably be nearly as violent as LTK?
    1.LTK 2.AVTAK 3.OP 4.FYEO 5.TND 6.LALD 7.GE 8.GF 9.TSWLM 10.SPECTRE 11.SF 12.MR 13.YOLT 14.TLD 15.CR (06) 16.TMWTGG 17.TB 18.FRWL 19.TWINE 20.OHMSS 21.DAF 22.DAD 23.QoS 24.NSNA 25.DN 26.CR (67)
  • ShatterfangShatterfang Posts: 533MI6 Agent
    its gonna be reall yhard to top the casino torture , how can you get more r - rated than that? Well i guess the answer is obvious, fall back on Ian Fleming
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    edited October 2015
    http://variety.com/2015/film/reviews/spectre-review-1201622685/

    ...Most of their most cutting criticisms here are the very things that have made Bond the phenomenon it is...the sort of things that were said about Bond films in the '60s, '70s & '80s. How lovely -{ I've never been comfortable with Bond as a critic's darling :007)
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  • SFPROPSSFPROPS USAPosts: 350MI6 Agent
    The part in the SPOILER above by Millennium Force (great ride, btw) wasn't included in the final shooting script. I noticed a few things in the trailer that they've added as well. The shooting script was pretty awesome as is, and it seems that most of the review reflect that they've stuck to it for the most part.

    So, yeah, looks like it will be a big success. Better than the last? Classic? Remains to be seen. Can't imagine it being a big dissapointment at any level based on both reading the story and seeing what people are saying now that have seen the final product.
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,567MI6 Agent
    http://variety.com/2015/film/reviews/spectre-review-1201622685/

    ...Most of their most cutting criticisms here are the very things that have made Bond the phenomenon it is...the sort of things that were said about Bond films in the '60s, '70s & '80s. How lovely -{ I've never been comfortable with Bond as a critic's darling :007)

    I always get a kick out of negative film reviews that rip everything I would like about a film and make me want to see it even more.
  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    Good reviews so far
    1. For Your Eyes Only 2. The Living Daylights 3 From Russia with Love 4. Casino Royale 5. OHMSS 6. Skyfall
  • Penfold HeartPenfold Heart Posts: 159MI6 Agent
    edited October 2015
    Must...not...click...link...

    Bugger, I clicked it, but to be fair it didn't give away a vast amount more than I already knew.

    There were a couple of mild surprises though, so be warned if you decide to take a peek!
  • IanTIanT Posts: 567MI6 Agent
    I think I am going to have to put myself in Purdah until Tuesday.

    Fortunately, I am away this weekend (and by away I mean nowhere near any social media etc.)

    These links, so tempting...
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    We should have a thread, for those of us who are tempted to
    take a quick look. So other " Stronger Members" ( Oh, Er !) ;)
    Can talk us out of it ! :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    Three more (mixed) reviews of SPECTRE from The Radio Times, The Wrap and Yahoo Celebrity!

    Spectre review: "a prestige picture on a huge scale, but one that overreaches itself"
    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-10-22/spectre-review-a-prestige-picture-on-a-huge-scale-but-one-that-overreaches-itself

    'Spectre' Review: 007 Goes Through the Motions in a Perfunctory Adventure
    http://www.thewrap.com/spectre-review-007-james-bond-daniel-craig-christoph-waltz/

    Spectre review: New James Bond movie doesn't go far enough
    https://uk.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/131678800149/spectre-review-new-james-bond-movie-doesnt-go
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    Again...all very typical Bond film reviews. Overreaches itself in one review, doesn't go far enough in another :)) The very same film. These are people who don't 'get it,' and Bond has been dispatching them, as well, for as long as he's been licensed to kill baddies :007)

    Very excited here.
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  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,566MI6 Agent
    I am willing to wager that most of us will like this film better than Skyfall even though the critics will prefer the latter. Maybe Skyfall was a better film, but I'm hoping SPECTRE will be a better BOND film. -{
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    I am willing to wager that most of us will like this film better than Skyfall even though the critics will prefer the latter. Maybe Skyfall was a better film, but I'm hoping SPECTRE will be a better BOND film. -{

    Only viewing will tell...but Eon, past and present, would say that they make these films for the fans who plop their money down---not constipated, mewling milquetoasts who don't understand the first thing about this series, or its character.
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  • writingsonthewallwritingsonthewall SpainPosts: 303MI6 Agent
    I am willing to wager that most of us will like this film better than Skyfall even though the critics will prefer the latter. Maybe Skyfall was a better film, but I'm hoping SPECTRE will be a better BOND film. -{

    From the reviews I've been reading, I have the same impression. My anticipation just went up a couple numbers in the dial.

    To top it off, SS single was dispatched today, as were the David Deyong earrings (Christmas prezzie for the missus!). Today seems to be a very SPECTRal day for me!
    "Enjoy it while it lasts."
    "The very words I live by."
  • James BrosnanJames Brosnan Posts: 865MI6 Agent
    I'm getting the same vibe from these reviews. All the reviews seem to be coming from people that only have a very surface understanding for the character and the franchise, regardless of the review being good or bad.
    "Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
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  • Penfold HeartPenfold Heart Posts: 159MI6 Agent
    I am willing to wager that most of us will like this film better than Skyfall even though the critics will prefer the latter. Maybe Skyfall was a better film, but I'm hoping SPECTRE will be a better BOND film. -{

    Yes! exactly this, well said -{
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,525MI6 Agent
    The problem with Bond reviews is that everyone has a preconceived notion of Bond, and thus reviewers don't always look at the film for what it is.
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  • Gala BrandGala Brand Posts: 1,147MI6 Agent
    I'm getting the same vibe from these reviews. All the reviews seem to be coming from people that only have a very surface understanding for the character and the franchise, regardless of the review being good or bad.

    I read one review that was 100% about the reviewer's feelings about his own masculinity after watching the movie.

    Really.

    Nothing about the film at all.
  • blame_thatcherblame_thatcher Posts: 199MI6 Agent
    JG007 wrote:
    Radio 1 review. 2 little clips from the film also. Perhaps to be released in the coming days maybe in full


    http://youtu.be/dKA6yycTBls

    -{
    She says "it's SO much better then QOS!" with a huge amount of glee on her face. QOS is actually one of the better films of the series. Not smart, Rhianna Dillon, but you are quite cute.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    Well...my own review of SPECTRE, when it comes, will almost certainly include reviews of the so-called professional reviewers :v
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