A few months when I was flying to California, I took a look at the movies on the Air Canada inflight entertainment and saw two Bond films: Skyfall and Spectre. I hadn’t seen either but looking at the reviews, I figured that Skyfall would be more interesting. I didn’t get a catch to watch them on those flights, but my flight to Korea had Spectre so I was able to catch that one.
I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Maybe I just hadn’t seen a Bond movie in awhile, but the formula is enjoyable to watch. The plot was convoluted, and perhaps it would have made more sense if I had read up on Bond’s history, but there were enough explosions and fights to keep it interesting. However, this movie must have had one of the most low key car chases ever.
As the movie wore on and the villain was revealed, I felt that the movie started becoming a parody of itself – falling into tropes and clichés. The villain definitely had too much of a flair for the dramatic, and thus begat his downfall. The plot itself was also a little cheesy but that’s ok, because you watch a Bond film for the style, not the substance. Due to this, I liked this one and give it 4 out of 5 stars