Bond 24 Will Be Spectre – A Reaction


Some thoughts about the new Bond 24 title of Spectre

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Last week Bond fans finally were treated to the big reveal of the title of Bond 24. It will now forever be known as Spectre.

The selected name of ‘Spectre’ and its significance in Bond history has not gone unnoticed by fans. And with any tasty morsel the 007 films gives fans as they embark on filming the latest Bond adventure, fans have speculated as to what we can expect to see.

As with most Bond films there was much pomp and circumstance surrounding the announcement. The world press gathered with live streaming for fans around the world to witness director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccolli walking onto a stage at Pinewood Studio and announcing the name of the film.

Mendes also uncovered the new Aston Martin DB10 that will feature in Spectre. And rounding out things there was a roll call of Daniel Craig and the cast as they strolled out and stood onstage.

Since I recently completed my Quantum of Solace review and spent a good amount of time ranting and complaining about the press conference that preceded filming of that movie, I feel I sort of set myself up to address this one. Although this one really wasn’t as long, had no Q&A’s and other than the title and car didn’t pack a lot of surprises.

At a certain point I fell out of favor with all the hype and buzz-making strategies for big movies – even with James Bond. It’s hard for me to get as pumped and excited as they’re designed to work on moviegoers. We’ve gone through so much buildup for so many movies through the years and then when we actually see them – we’re left disappointed.

Everyone can name some! Some very big ones! So unless they make good on the promise of delivering an entertaining Bond film all this fanfare is meaningless. Of course we won’t know that until we actually see it.

This ‘event’ actually seemed pretty silly when I watched it. The cast awkwardly standing there and clapping as each person was announced – then it just ends. Oh well.

But there’s stuff to speculate about. So here’s some thoughts that I could muster up about the big announcement of Spectre.


5 thoughts on “Bond 24 Will Be Spectre – A Reaction

  1. I honestly don't see what they were clapping for if it was a private event. I mean, could it have been for the fans watching it online? Who knows. But yes, it was quite awkward.

  2. Love the title, love the car, and I like that Waltz and, especially, Bellucci are going to be starring in a Bond film. I'm not a fan of Sedoux (who is probably the most miserable woman on film in recent years) And I'm also not enamoured by the idea of seeing Andrew Scott in this, especially after having to endure his take on Moriarty in the otherwise brilliant Sherlock.

  3. My immediate response to the title announcement was to yawn and think "wow, talk about uninspired." I think it's pretty cool that Belluci- who you told us was turned down for the Paris role in "Tomorrow Never Dies" almost 20 years ago- will finally make it to a Bond film, but "Spectre" should have been the title of a 60s Bond film. If the organization turns out to be as cool as it was then, awesome- but still, not the most inspiring title imaginable.

  4. Now that we have given the new information time to percolate, any thoughts on what they might try to do with this film?

    I've avoided the articles in the entertainment blogs about this film. Though I hear they are releasing set photos. I haven't looked at those either.

    So my guess, which will probably be way off, is that Quantum and Spectre will be two different rival organizations.

    Thanks to Bond's handiwork in Quantum of Solace, that organization is severely damaged and .is in danger of being overrun by a new organization called SPECTRE. I desperation, Mr. White will reach out to the British Secret Service to give them info MI-6 can use to help them find and destroy SPECTRE before they get too powerful. To show his intentions are sincere, he sends his daughter, a trained Quantum agent, over to the secret service. She will act as a guarantee that anyone they send (namely Bond) will not be double crossed.

    But the meeting goes wrong when SPECTRE agents intercept Mr. White and kill him. They almost kill Bond but he gets away. When Mr. White's daughter is told of what happened she escapes and decides to go on her own revenge spree. The movie will have her and Bond joining forces to take down the newest threat to the world. Bond will have to stay on his toes because he has to face this new enemy and keep an eye on a person who was part of the organization that kill some of the closest people to him.

    Of course, that's just my uninformed opinion. I could be wrong.

    Any takers?

    1. Maybe they'll be back to the books. Isn't Spectre a decoding device, i think in the FRWL novel? It would be interesting if they went full Connery in this movie

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