Monday 26 February 2018

Bond Spectre - 5 things we learned from new full length trailer

The first full-length trailer for the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, has arrived in a blaze of fireballs and shooting and high-speed chases.

Here are five things you need to know from the trailer:


1. Christoph Waltz makes a great Bond villain

The Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds star plays Bond's "enemy", widely rumoured to be Franz Oberhauser and thought to be the son of Hans Oberhauser, Bond's ski instructor and father figure.

At any rate he is pretty intense and chilling.

"You came across me so many times, yet you never saw me. What took you so long?" he says in the most measured-yet-menacing voice possible.


2. The Bond girls are pretty badass

The trailers shows the first glimpse of Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a murdered mafioso.

But we get more Bond girls for our money: Lea Seydoux also stars as Madeleine Swann, the doctor daughter of Bond's old nemesis Mr White.

Bond (Daniel Craig) goes looking for her, and apparently she "may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre".

Finally, Naomie Harris puts in an appearance as Eve Moneypenny - though she's not accidentally shooting Bond off the top of a moving train as she did in Skyfall, instead starting the trailer by giving him a pep talk: "I think you're just getting started."


3. The car is 007-appropriate

You need a fast car for the mandatory car chases, and this time Bond drives an Aston Martin DB10.

Zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, apparently. It's beautiful, it's sleek, and we wouldn't mind taking a spin.


4. Bond takes unusual holidays

A cryptic message from the past sends Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City, where he does some classic 007 running and jumping across rooftops.

He stops, aims his gun through a window, shoots - and then the building blows up.

Back in London, he's asked what he was doing in Mexico City, and explains: "I was taking some overdue holiday."

Forget reading a book on the beach, apparently that's not Bond's idea of a vacation.


5. We learn a little more about Spectre

Spectre (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is a fictional global terrorist organisation.

Here, Bond infiltrates a secret meeting, though the trailer hints that he gets found out.

Some tantalising details emerge from the trailer when Q (Ben Whishaw) asks: "Do you know who links them all?"

"Me," says 007, looking at the words "James Bond" scrawled in red (blood?) on a stone engraved with names.

Spectre will be released on October 26.

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