Spectre--the 24th James Bond film produced by Eon Productions will be released on 26 October 2015 worldwide. Featuring Daniel Craig yet again in his fourth performance as James Bond, the film has Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, as the antagonist. Directed by Sam Mendes as his second James Bond film after Skyfall, it has been written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth. The story is revolves around James Bond's encounter with the global criminal agency Spectre. Director Sam Mendes has made efforts to combine hold-your-breath action and ghosts of 007 past, says review in The Telegraph written by Robbie Collin. Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise, was from the same director and it was about making sense of the Bond character in the modern world. Spectre is the film that Skyfall made possible. The movie starts with the four-word epigraph– “The dead are alive” – hinting that that the film is to raid its own mausoleum and it does. Throughout Spectre, ghosts of past Bond films come gliding through the film trailing nostalgic moments. Beginning in Mexico City, Spectre starts with an amazing tracking shot, five minutes long following Bond through a surging street parade, into a hotel, up three floors, into a suite, out of the window, and much further, without a single cut. That is cinematographic and directorial excellence combined. It is a “swaggering show of confidence” from director Sam Mendes and his brilliant cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema who has shot Spectre on luxurious 35mm film. Notably, the film’s colour palette has so many mouth-watering chocolates, coffees and creams. Bond arrives in Mexico with a mission as advised by his boss M, who in a posthumous message asks him to do away with a contract killer, Sciarra, “and don’t miss his funeral.” Sciarra or his widow, Lucia, played by Monica Bellucci turns out to links in a conspiracy that knots together the events in the film. Film’s main villain, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) mostly underplays a ridiculous role, using a blank serenity that is chilling in key scenes, including his first appearance in the Spectre boardroom, silhouetted against a column of golden light. Hero, Daniel Craig captains Bond with finesse as a majestically middle age, mature, clenched personality and allowing himself, occasionally, the odd crumpled smirk after a deadpan quip. To conclude, Spectre does not disappoint and pulls it off in the grand old Fleming style as an act of cinematic necromancy. Be sure, Bond will return!