‘Spectre’

CN_YqmzWEAEExOx.jpg-largeBoring Bond batters Blomfeld bearing bulging brown blazer.

Bombast in place of thrills, arrogance in place of charm, Spectre is an incohesive mishmash of tensionless set pieces – explosions and helicopter fight over Mexico City, car chase through deserted streets of Rome, explosions in London, kidnapping in Austria, more explosions in Morocco…

Technically, it’s all very well done, but whereas director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) breathed new life into the franchise with the superb Skyfall, this overblown concoction  already looks tired and offers nothing new. And, forgivable if there was an ounce of humanity in his performance, Daniel Craig just does not fit those suits…

Rating: 42%

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