James Bond films come and go, but it’s been a long three years since Skyfall since director Sam Mendes absolutely knocked it out of the park. Now he’s returned to the franchise with the follow-up Spectre, and I’ve been wondering if he’ll be able to meet the same high bar. He took Bond to a new level by taking the character back to his roots, and hoping he could reach the same heights has made it one of my most-anticipated films of the year. Now that film is only a week away.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Spectre. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “SPECTRE”. The screening is on Wednesday, November 4th at 7PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
In case you haven’t seen the latest trailer, check it out below. Spectre opens November 6th, and stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he 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 others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.