Spectre's release date is nearing — it's hitting theaters in just over a month — and its final trailer is available now for your viewing pleasure. The minute-long clip is the culmination of a year's worth of build-up for Bond's latest adventure, and it has enough action to warrant that slow burn: there are collapsing buildings, planes crashing through trees, kinetic knife fights, and a helicopter sequence above a crowded city that left me dizzy after just a few seconds. (Don't expect to hear Sam Smith's new theme song.) If action's not your thing, you can enjoy a few precious seconds of Daniel Craig-Christoph Waltz banter.
Spectre is the 24th James Bond movie, and it's Daniel Craig's fourth performance as 007 (following Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall). It's also director Sam Mendes' second straight stint behind the camera. When Skyfall was released in 2012, it quickly became the most successful Bond movie ever; Spectre takes place during the aftermath of that movie's events. It's an original story, but it pulls heavily from the Bond canon; SPECTRE is one of the series' oldest evil organizations, and MGM's acquisition of the full rights to its film use has allowed for its new prominence.
Spectre premieres in the UK on October 26th, and it's coming to theaters worldwide on November 6th.