I mentioned that my fella and I went to the movies on Saturday. We actually had two movies on the agenda: Crimson Peak in the afternoon but only after we first watched my fella’s pick, Spectre, the latest James Bond film.
I’m not going to write a full review of Spectre but I will note that the opening begins with the most colorful Day of the Death parade and celebration that leads into Zocalo Square in Mexico City. The entire theme of the movie is “death.”
For the most part, I found the film to be entertaining. We don't often go *out* to the movies anymore because we can't stand how some people behave in theaters but he really wanted to see Bond on the big screen. Because of that, I tossed in Crimson Peak which I had planned to watch when it came to cable.
The part I enjoyed most about Spectre was the visuals in the beginning of the film that focused on the Day of the Dead celebration. It was elaborate and detailed, and as the YouTube video below notes, it didn't need to be by today's standards. So many movies often include computer animation so when you see a film that includes 800 extras, well, that's impressive.
I read this article which did a nice job explaining Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration in relation to the 007 film. And to give you a glimpse of the festival, I'm included this YouTube video below.