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007 things we spotted in the full length Spectre trailer

Nostalgia again plays a part in the 24th James Bond film, due for release in October

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007 things we spotted in the full length Spectre trailer

With just over three months to its release, we've finally got a full trailer for James Bond's 24th outing, Spectre. After a number of teaser trailers (and a teaser trailer teaser), we finally get to see some proper Bond action. In keeping with 2012's Skyfall trailer, this one skilfully avoids too many plot or action spoilers. So what can we discern from the carnage?

1. The trailer opens on Mexico's Day of the Dead festivities, a nod to the Junkanoo scene from Thunderball.

2. From Mallory's (Ralph Fiennes) voiceover, Bond appears to go rogue and embark on an assassination attempt, redolent of a similar situation in Licence to Kill.

3. As well as Fiennes' M, Bond is once again accompanied by Ben Wishaw's Q and Naomi Harris' Miss Moneypenny.

4. Monica Bellucci plays a love interest. And while she doesn't exactly break the Bond girl mould, at 50 she's the oldest Bond girl to date and nearly four years Craig's senior.

5. Dave Bautista, former wrestler and Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax, shows up as a heavy.

6. Other Bond girl Léa Seydoux has a murky past with Christoph Waltz (here playing bad guy Franz Oberhauser, although long rumoured to be Blofeld). In Inglourious Basterds, Waltz' Colonel Hans Landa murdered her family during the prologue.

7. The iconic theme to On Her Majesty's Secret Service makes a comeback towards the end of the trailer. It's a slower version of the jazzy original, itself notable for being the only instrumental Bond theme (as composer John Barry understandably struggled to incorporate the sesquipedalian title into lyrics).

Spectre is currently slated for general release from Mon 26 Oct 2015

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

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