Spectre || A posthumous message from the previous M leads MI6 agent James Bond to carry out an unauthorised mission in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, where he stops a terrorist bombing plot. Bond kills Marco Sciarra, the terrorist leader, and takes his ring, which is emblazoned with a stylised octopus.
Upon his return to London, Bond is suspended from field duty by Gareth Mallory, the current M, who is engaged in a power struggle with Max Denbigh (whom Bond dubs “C”), the Director-General of the new, privately backed Joint Intelligence Service formed by a recent merger of MI5 and MI6. C campaigns for Britain to join the global surveillance and intelligence initiative “Nine Eyes”, and uses his influence to close down the ’00’ field agent section, which he believes is outdated.
Bond disobeys M’s orders and travels to Rome to attend Sciarra’s funeral. He saves and seduces Sciarra’s widow, Lucia, who tells him Sciarra belonged to an organisation of businessmen with criminal and terrorist connections. Bond uses Sciarra’s ring to infiltrate a meeting to select Sciarra’s replacement, where he identifies the leader, Franz Oberhauser. After hearing Oberhauser give the order for the “Pale King” to be assassinated, Bond is pursued across the city by the organisation’s assassin, Mr. Hinx. Eve Moneypenny informs Bond that the Pale King is Mr. White, a former member of the organisation’s subsidiary Quantum who had fallen afoul of Oberhauser. Bond asks her to investigate Oberhauser, who presumed dead roughly twenty years earlier.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Actors: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux
Directors: Sam Mendes
Production: Danjaq, B24, Columbia Pictures
Duration: 148 Menit
Release Date: 26 October 2015
Countries: UK, USA