1. THE EXPLOSIVE OPENING
If you’re a James Bond fan you’ll be used to seeing some classic opening sequences over the years. If you’re not a fan of the series, I challenge you not to enjoy the opening scene of Spectre. The setting is Mexico City during the Day of the Dead parade – it involves 007 seducing a beautiful woman before blowing up a building and fighting for his life inside an airborne helicopter.
2. THE VILLAIN
The supremely-talented Christoph Waltz plays the head of evil organisation SPECTRE, Franz Oberhauser. Unlike most previous Bond villains, Oberhauser has a personal connection to Bond which is revealed during the movie. You can also expect him to be involved in a highly squeamish drill scene – where some of you may want to look away.
3. THE GIRL
French actress Léa Seydoux sparkles in her role as Madeleine Swann, daughter of Bond’s nemesis Mr White. Seydoux’s character is strong, independent and doesn’t hold back in challenging 007 and his motives. She also brings out a rare vulnerable side to Daniel Craig’s character – you may even spot a tear.
4. THE FASHION
After watching Spectre, particularly if you’re a man, you’ll probably be tempted to suit up and crash the nearest formal event you can find. This movie shows 007 at his most fashionable yet, the variety of suits, coats and sunglasses on show is something to behold. Daniel Craig, who seems to be in the best shape of his life, looks effortless throughout and it goes without saying; men want to be him, women want to be with him.
5. THE CARS
No James Bond movie is complete without a classic car stunt and Spectre doesn’t disappoint. The feature car is a silver Aston Martin DB10. The image above captures a moment during an extraordinary car chase through the streets of Rome – which is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Of course, this is no ordinary car – its two main gadgets are ‘backfire’ and ‘auto eject’. Other vehicles featured include the Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Bigfoot and the classic Aston Martin DB5.
AUTHOR: Kevin Moran