Right here is two minutes and about 30 seconds of Bond done right. The second trailer for Spectre offers beautiful women in great clothes, white tuxedos, ancient cities, planes chasing cars through ski country, a creepy European villain in a Nehru jacket (Christoph Waltz), and, yes, tactical turtlenecks. Honestly, Sam Mendes’s second turn at directing a Bond movie is looking even better than his impressive first, Skyfall.
With its international cabals, gadgetry, epic scope, and the aforementioned Nehru jackets, Bond 24 seems steeped in the more elegant, grander style of the franchise’s mid-’60s era. One thing that’s not back, however, are the “Bond Girls.” In keeping with the new tradition established in 2006’s Casino Royale, Spectre’s Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, and Naomie Harris are coming off as Bond Women. Good stuff.
Keep an eye out for plot hints and a one-second appearance from another dashing English icon’s on-screen nemesis. Oh, and that car though.
Spectre opens in U.S. theatres November 6.