I wanted to put up a brief note about Spectre -- there won't be a review of it around these parts for some time.
The fact is, this one is proving to be a huge struggle for me. I've seen the movie twice, and plan to see it several more times. I have a LOT of thoughts about it, many of them thoroughly negative. I started writing my post after the second viewing, and promptly turned out several pages' worth of the ugliest and angriest material I have ever produced as a blogger.
It was extremely honest writing, but I'm not sure it's fair writing. And I think that if I put it up here, it would be a disservice to the blog's overall mission.
Therefore, here's the new plan: I'm going to let this movie sit with me for a while. Like I said, I do plan to see it a few more times while it's in theatres (preferably in IMAX), so I'm going to give its virtues and its flaws alike every opportunity to reassert themselves, or reshape themselves, or fade away, or do whatever else they seem to wish to do.
After that, I'm putting James Bond 100% to the side until the Blu-ray comes out. At that point, I'll dive back into it. I think at that point I'll be able to be both honest and fair, and that's important to me.
I'm also going to close the comments for this particular post, because I simply don't want to talk about the movie. I've had extensive conversations about it with a few friends, and there are two more fellow Bond-philes with whom I'm going to discuss it in what I suspect will be great detail once they've seen it.
Otherwise, I just want to let it sit. But I didn't want to simply close the comments without explaining why, so there's the explanation, which hopefully will not annoy any of my regular readers.
See you all in a few months!