How Much Of James Bond Is Enough? ‘Spectre,’ Longest Bond Movie, Raises Questions
James Bond movies have always been the matter of attention, sometimes for the right reason and sometimes for the wrong ones. This time, the latest James Bond movie, “Spectre,” is in the focus for being the longest-running movie of the spy hero.
According to a listing of the movie, the run time is 160 minutes, which is the highest in the category. This means that the fourth installment of Daniel Craig as 007 will run more than 2 and half hours. However, the exact runtime of the movie is still not known. While Vue listed the movie with the 160-minute tag, Empire Cinema mentioned it as 155 minutes long.
The longest-running James Bond movie was “Casino Royale” in 2006 with a runtime of 144 minutes. “Skyfall” was just one minute behind at 143 while “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was at 136 minutes. With “Spectre” running more than 2 and half hours, the ranking is surely going to change.
Critics are already questioning the length of the latest James Bond movie; according to them, there is no reason that an action-packed spy movie shall run for too long.
Most James Bond movies hover around 2 hours with “Skyfall” and “Casino Royale” the exceptions. Though both movies did well in the box office, they are a bit tiring for a re-watch.
It’s now up to viewers to make their choice if they want to watch a long-running thriller or not. How much of James Bond is more than enough will be known once the movie gets released in theaters.