I am old and a lifelong fan of James Bond movies. There was only one thing wrong with Spectre. Please hear me out.
After the helicopeter fight, when Bond pulls out of the dive, he should have pealed a piece of black tape off of a Union Jack Lapel pin. It is the
first moment in the movie where the Theme music does an upswell. The missing British flag was palpable. And it would have completely changed the
rest of the movie.
When he reveals to Moneypenny, the video from M, it would be a callback to killing the guy she secretly sent him after, and made the lapel pin a
tie-in to the Union Jack painted Bulldog she gave him.
When Madeliene is rejecting him it will create uncertainty if it is because of what she says or because he is too British at heart.
When Moriarty, I’m sorry I mean Andrew Scott, I’m sorry I mean “C”, has his arguments with “M” it will imply that he does not like
Bond’s Britishness, or his antique sense of nationalism in the face of world wide nationless surveillance.
When Hanz Landa, I’m sorry I mean Blofeld, starts to get strict with him he could tear off his Lapel pin. Making this the first moment he uses his
own hands, an important distinction set up at the secret meeting earlier, instead of when he is operating the machine to torture him. This little
gesture, would cause the audience to imagine that there was usually a more qualified operator and Blowfeld insisted on doing it personally. Which
would explain why he missed the nerve cluster that would erase his ability to recognize faces. Thus his continued ability to recognize friend from
foe, would be due to a tiny Uninon Jack pin, that had offended Blowfeld so much. Because for the rest of the Movie, Blowfeld is using his own hands.
He pushes the button to set off the demolition of old MI-6.
And that is it. The missing 3£ pin probably cost the movie company 10 - 50 million in lost revenue. A terrible mistake to make with such a
venerable series of films.
Also this movie turns out to be about mourning and grief. Monica Bellucci says can't you see I'm grieving? Blowfeld tries to trigger Madeleine over
her dads suicide, and M has to make a farewell to the MI-6 he knew and loved. Bond removing a strip of black tape from over his Union Jack lapel pin
early in the movie, would make the whole story deeper and more intentional for people on their second viewing.
Thank you for taking a moment to read.
edit on 28-10-2016 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)