It is not hard to imagine Academy award winning director and self-confessed Bond fan Sam Mendes playing a word game – not unlike the one Ian Fleming’s super-spy plays himself in Skyfall – when coming up with ideas for the 23rd installment of the 007 franchise. For what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name James Bond? Exotic locales? Beautiful Bond women? High-octane action? Mendes has made sure to include all of the above and more, and the result is a near-perfect, quintessential Bond movie that honours all that came before it whilst continuing to evolve in new and exciting ways. Put simply, Bond is back, and he’s seldom been better.
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