After more than five decades and 24 films, any entry in the James Bond franchise carries certain expectations. You know the drill – heart-pumping gun battles, gorgeous women, death-defying stunts, maniacal villains, clever one-liners, and of course, curvaceous automotive metal. But these common threads show themselves in a different light between each title, either evolving the 007 formula, or rehashing it. For better or worse, Spectre falls into the latter category, delivering with automated, mechanical precision. The plot arc is predictable and the characters are pigeonholed – jaded moviegoers, beware. But while Spectre may lack innovation, it makes up for it with an incredible level of spectacle. All the things you love about James Bond are present and correct, and even if you know you’ve seen the same tricks before, you’ll be having such a good time it won’t even matter.