Spies wrap the year in Bond fashion

James Bond: Spectre had local theatres packed with action enthusiasts craving top MI6 agent 007’s fantasy life and heroics. Now this film is the 24th installment of author Ian Fleming’s whole James Bond agent 007 franchise that dates as far back as 1953.

The film is also Daniel Craig’s fourth bite at the cherry as Bond, after taking the Bond role from Pierce Brosnan. Craig has so far featured in the following James Bond series, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. This time Bond is put to the ultimate challenge with superhuman foes such as iconic wrestler Batista. It all starts when a cryptic message from the past that sends agent 007 Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome. While in Rome, Bond meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks in Christoph Waltz.

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