The first full trailer of the new James Bond film, Spectre, has dropped. This time, we’re certainly able to see more of that “Bond” feel than we did from the first teaser, which was more about creating a dark and sinister mood along with explosions.  This official trailer aims to establish two things: that the film is continuing its portrayal of James Bond as a rebellious, quick-witted, and lonesome character, as well as introducing the corrupt and very secret crime organization known as the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion; aka, the original Hydra.

This is a very important film in the newly revamped Bond franchise, since SPECTRE has been a crucial foe amid the 007 films, making its first appearance in the 1962 film Dr. No.  This importance is made even more apparent in this trailer as it hints at a connection between Bond and the head of the organization, Franz Oberhauser.  Oberhauser is played by the great Christophe Waltz, and the trailer does a magnificent job of introducing him as the villain of the peace – first cloaking him in shadow over a menacing voiceover, and then having him stare straight into James Bond’s eyes.

What this trailer excels at is revealing just enough to let you know what it going to happen in the film but without revealing any major twists.  It does not tell you at all how Bond is connected to SPECTRE, but it hints that it is one that will reveal more about Bond’s origins and possibly MI6.  The trailer gives us a glimpse of returning characters – M (Ralph Fiennes) who chews out Bond for a stint in Mexico City, possibly the film’s opening action sequence; Moneypenny (Danielle Harris); Q (Ben Whishaw) with his unique inventions, this time with a beautiful car; and the two Bond girls played by Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.  The trailer suggests that Seudoux will have the larger role of the two.

Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes, who also helmed Skyfall.  The tone of the Spectre seems to be in the same Mendes style, with heavy brown and washed out colours, a darker more serious-minded tone than Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, as well as some spectacular explosions involving real vehicles or helicopters.

This looks to be one exciting movie.  Spectre will be released in theatres on November 6, 2015, a season filled with stiff competition from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Hateful Eight, and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  No doubt audiences will flock to this one, since Skyfall was the first Bond film to gross over a billion dollars, and with this trailer hyping the film to be the biggest Bond yet, Spectre could very well do the same.

View the trailer here:

Written by Edward Boxler

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