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The 50th anniversary of James Bond brings us a mature agent as seen through the eyes of an established director who has already won an Academy Award.

Sam Mendes directed the 23rd James Bond movie, the one to celebrate the golden anniversary of the series which started in 1962 with the movie titled “Dr No” starring Sean Connery. Mr Mendes won an Academy Award for “American Beauty” in 1999. Since then he has made a carefully chosen selection of movies, mostly dramatic ones.

The difference in the direction is visible even from the movie trailer. A dark and mysterious trailer not like the other two James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig. Many of the trailer scenes are painted with dark colors of grey (the sky in London), black (the rainy night), dark blue (an evening in the sky). We also see the contrast of bright lights in total darkness in the scenes of the orange-red dragon and the electric blue light of the pool. There are of course the classic chasing scenes (although in the trailer we did not see Bond driving a super elegant car as usual), as well as many indoor scenes which introduce us to new characters (or old ones with a new face like the new Q(ute)) and put us in a more intellectual and mysterious atmosphere.

In this movie Ian Flemming’s fictional spy is not just chasing bad guys and seducing beautiful women. James Bond has to play the game of loyalty and trust with his long-time boss, M. He must defend MI6 and protect it from the enemies, no matter who they are…

Genre: Adventure

Starring: Daniel Graig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw

Director: Sam Mendes

Language: English

Release Date: 26 October 2012 (UK), 9 November 2012 (USA)

Movie Trailer Quote:

“-Everybody needs a hobby.
-So, what’s yours?
Resurrection…”

CinemaFriend’s Trailer Rating

Trailer Scene selection: 9/10

Trailer Dialogs: 8/10

Trailer Music: 8/10

Trailer Visual Effects: 8/10

Total: 8.3/10

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