Before we begin, if you haven't seen the Roger Moore and Spectre trailer mashup then you're in for a treat.
Why mention this trailer? Well really, this film mirrored the stereotypical Bond film more closely than any other in the Daniel Craig series. It ticked all the boxes... evil genius, overpowered henchman, weapon-equipped cars, explosions, shaken martinis, unbelievable attractions, and of course leaving Bond to die in a ridiculous setup. Because of this, Spectre is going to be either a relieving watch for diehard Bond fans (particularly those of the Roger Moore era) or a disappointing one for those who were hoping for a more grittier, modern bond (like that of Casino Royale).
The film itself is incredibly engaging - quite a feat as it runs for a full 180 minutes in length. The acting is great, although Christoph Waltz's character could have been explored further. The most disappointing part, without going into too many details, was the tenuous link between Spectre and the previous Bond movies. Also more time could have been spent emphasising the potential threat that Spectre posed to humanity, because it didn't really feel like there was one.
Overall Spectre is very enjoyable and worthwhile watching, particularly if you grew up enjoying the older Bond films.
Spectre is in cinemas from Thursday Nov 12 onwards.