This is the BOND weekend and blessed are those who can manage to go and see ‘Spectre’ first day first show. The 24th in the James Bond series is out this weekend with Daniel Crag taking the action to totally another level.
Did you know this is one of the most expensive films made in Hollywood with a budget of $245 Million, the most expensive being ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ (2011) with a budget of $378.5 Million.
SPECTRE 007: In the film, a global criminal organization called Spectre is back in the life of Bond after many years. This was first encountered by Bond in 1971 in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. The Spectre is headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christopher Waltz), who is the man who raises Bond after his parents die and is also the master mind behind the organization. In ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ Blofeld’s character was played by Charles Gray.
Along with Blofeld we also see a few other names as M, Q and MoneyPenny returning in ‘Spectre’ with new additions of some hot n stunning girls like Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci). You know the oldest Bond girl ever was played by Honor Black who was seen as Pussy Galore in ‘Goldfinger’ (1964). She was 37 years old.
This Bond film is little different from the others, as in this Bond is not out on a mission by MI6 but, he is out to take revenge for personal reasons against the orders of the current M. The 23rd Bond film ‘Skyfall’ had the British secret service agent investigating an attack on MI6, which is part of a plot by former agent Raoul Silva to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him.
‘Spectre’ also finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. They have been presented with an official Guinness World Records certificate for the largest film stunt explosion ever as part of a scene in the spy thriller. This is the biggest explosion ever seen in a Hollywood film. In 2006 ‘Casino Royale’ broke the world record for the most barrel roll with the help of a cannon with seven full rolls, using an Aston Martin DBS.
Well, the Bond always comes up with new stunts and new girls. Let’s see what ‘Spectre’ has in store for us!!! It will sure be a vacuum without Judi Dench as M.
The film is directed by Sam Mendes and features Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.
The series of the Bond films started in 1960’s are based on Ian Flemming’s spy novels. They grew on to become the most loved in the world of cinema.
We also have one Hindi release this week.
X:PAST IS PRESENT – Directed by a team of eleven filmmakers including Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Nalan Kumarasamy, Hemant Gaba, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath and Suparn Verma, this is but one whole story with the eleven directors making sections of it.
The story is a filmmaker’s journey through his past encounters with his ten ex-girlfriends as he spends one surreal, unforgettable night at a film festival after he meets a mysterious girl who intriguingly seems to have something to do with every woman in his life.
It will feature actor-director Rajat Kapoor and Anshuman Jha in the lead. We also have Swara Bhaskar, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Neha Mahajan in other roles.
Till next week … its ciao!