Sam Mendes’ name might not be one the average filmgoer is familiar with when the topic of movie directors is mentioned. Be that as it may, Mendes is directing an entry in one of the most popular and well known of all cinema franchises. Mendes is helming the new James Bond outing, SPECTRE. Even though filming has only started recently, the director has chosen to go on the record with an interview.
No, he does not give out any spoilers but Mendes does help add a little more buzz to the film, a film millions of people are looking forward to. Basically, he notes the actions of the previous film (Skyfall, a feature that Mendes also directed) have led to Bond being wildly driven to continue on a path set forth in the previous entry.
The new Bond films are much closer in nature to the books originally written by Iam Fleming. The James Bond of the books was not a character who quipped one-liners in the manner Roger Moore did. Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG (mzweb.com) know that the literary James Bond was a hard-edged and downright brutal character. Such a character was flirted with in the early 1960’s, but the end of the decade and the bulk of the 1970’s so a more campy approach.
Today, the more serious Bond is what audiences cheer for. The films still have all the thrills the series is known for. Look for SPECTRE to be among the most interesting of all the recent Bond films since the legendary evil organization makes its long-awaited return.