Friday 24 February 2017

So how does 'Spectre' stack up against the rest?

Peter Whittington

Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser (left) is a slick and sinister villain, and right up there with Donald Pleasence in ‘You Only Live Twice’
Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser (left) is a slick and sinister villain, and right up there with Donald Pleasence in ‘You Only Live Twice’

Theme Tune - Sam Smith's 'Writing's on the Wall' sounded fairly dreary when it was first released, but actually works well as an intro to the film. It's not 'Goldfinger', but it's pretty good.

Villain

Christoph Waltz's Franz Oberhauser is a slick and sinister villain, and right up there with Donald Pleasence in 'You Only Live Twice'. But I like Javier Bardem in 'Skyfall' the best.

One-liners

I think most of the Bond gags are terrible, like Roger Moore's "Miss Anders - I didn't recognise you with your clothes on!" There's a much funnier joke in 'Spectre' involving the letter 'c'.

Gadgets

'Spectre' is rather gadget-light - no exploding lighters or cigarette rockets here. But there is a rather natty ejector seat, and an unassuming wristwatch with a vital role to play.

Car

The Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in 'Goldfinger' is and will always be the quintessential Bond car. But the specially commissioned, limited-edition Aston Martin DB10 in 'Spectre' is not too shabby either.

Irish Independent

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