The first press screening for the highly anticipated James Bond movie Spectre took place on Wednesday in London and, as expected, the reactions have started pouring in from everywhere. Be prepared for some disappointment.
While it was always asking too much for Spectre to live up to the incredible success that was Skyfall, hearing The Playlist writer Oliver Lyttleton call it Quantum of Solace 2 is hardly encouraging.
From the moment Sam Smith’s theme came out, Spectre has been on the back foot. While we kinda loved it, the general reaction was not as positive. Especially since Adele’s Skyfall is still fresh in everybody’s mind. Then came star Daniel Craig’s oddly unsettling claims that he would rather slit his wrists than play Bond again, for which the studio reportedly had to scold him. That’s never a great sign.
Check out some of the reactions here
#Spectre is such a weird mix of Craig-era grit and Moore-era silliness that it's bewildering. Great action bits but so confused.— Helen O'Hara (@HelenLOHara) October 21, 2015
To expand slightly on my official review of #Spectre – "It was fine"– Léa Seydoux may have been the first ever Bond woman.— Sam Parker (@samparkercouk) October 21, 2015
SPECTRE: Quantum Of Solace 2: This Time It's Personal. Bad action, lousy plotting, Lea Seydoux only redeeming feature.— olilyttelton (@olilyttelton) October 21, 2015
Sadly #SPECTRE was a bust. James Bland, 0-Ho-Hum, license to shuffle through a lifeless, thrill-less, luxury lifestyle magazine world.— Marshall Julius (@MarshallJulius) October 21, 2015
But before you start freaking out, some folks actually liked it
Shall be giving #SPECTRE the full five-star treatment in The Times tomorrow— Kate Muir (@muirkate) October 21, 2015
#Spectre great fun, very exciting, sexily pro-Snowden— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) October 21, 2015
Spectre review: James Bond is back, stylish, camp and sexily pro-Snowden https://t.co/soWY0s0H54— Guardian Film (@guardianfilm) October 21, 2015
We've just seen #SPECTRE. Is it any good? Yes it is. No, it's really, really good. Need to see it again. Lots to it. Review coming.— The Hollywood News (@thncom) October 21, 2015
Spectre is all set to hit the screens here in November. While you wait, check out the trailer one last time.