James Bond is back...or is he?
So much for the story, let’s talk about the film directing. I really dislike the current trend some directors feel they have to do with action shots. The shots are so tight and cut so fast in this film, instead of making me anxious, it just confused me. At this juncture, you might as well just toss out the 180 degree rule of filming, now that would really confuse me. Note to directors: back off boys, I can only process so much in a few seconds. It’s like putting notes in a song beyond anyone’s hearing range. You can do it but why? In addition, I can’t tell one sandy colored hair man from another when they are both wearing dark suits. Is he the good guy or the bad guy? I can’t visually tell when they are running, jumping, shooting, falling, shooting, falling (step and repeat).
Now, it did look like the crew worked very hard to produce this film. They just didn’t have much to work with. On the special features, there are background stories by the crew, which are interesting as you don’t often hear or see what they do, or how hard they work.
Should you buy this release? Only if you are a Bond completist. Otherwise, wait for the next Bond guy…