by Renee’ C.
Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology (IMDB).
Even though the last couple of Bond films were disappointing I found myself wanting to see this one because the trailer made it look interesting. Especially, the introduction of a female Bond character. This installment was more even keel overall. Sure, there is action and fight scenes but they are much more subdued than in the previous film. It is overall more cerebral than in the past which I found refreshing. Just shy of three hours makes it too long for my liking but overall, I did enjoy watching this film.
This film is well made as most Bond films are and the characters compliment the story line and are well acted. Another big plus is the addition of two bad ass ethnic female characters which add to the depth of this film. If you are a fan of the Bond films you must see this film.