Spectre spends much of its runtime leaning on the past successes of the Bond franchise rather than standing on its own two feet.
To be fair, Spectre checks off all the regular Bond tropes. Mendes, the director of Skyfall, is back again, and he provides plenty of action and superb visuals—yes, I’m including the Bond Girls. But the action sequences are tied together loosely by an underdeveloped plot. In fact, I’m still unsure what Blofeld’s agenda was. I know he wished to unite nine intelligence agencies into one, but he never explained why—he just spouts vague lines about ‘Information.’ Knowing Blofeld, it probably involves some form of world domination.