Spectre (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Christoph Waltz as Blofeld
2) SPECTRE meeting in Rome: the return of a classic villain
3) Bond torture scene
4) Aston Martin: Rome chase
5) Train fight with Dave Bautista
6) Culminating Craig’s series of films together with an overarching story-line.

 

Cons –
1) No epic boss fight; Blofeld without any backup plans.
2) Bond meets Blofeld without any legwork and escapes conveniently.
3) mediocre opening scene before credit.
4) “Writing’s on the Wall”

 

Quote –
Blofeld: [to Bond] Cuckoo!

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Quantum of Solace (2008)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) A much-awaited sequel.
2) Bolivia
3) Aston Martin car chase around Lake Garda ; Siena Chase

Cons –
1) Dominic Greene as the main villain
2) Eco Hotel, Atacama Desert climactic battle : mediocre

 

Quote –
“James Bond: I don’t think the dead care about vengeance.”

Casino Royale (2006)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening B/W Sequence
2) Madagascar Parkour Chase & Airport Chase
3) The Vesper Twist
4) Action choreography
5) Climax hinting sequel.

 

CONS –
1) Weak poker scene

 

QUOTE –
Vesper Lynd: Am I going to have a problem with you, Mr. Bond?
James Bond: No, don’t worry, you’re not my type.
Vesper Lynd: Smart?
James Bond: Single.