Spectre (2015 film) is a movie directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Eon Productions. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are major distributors of this film starting from 2015 when it was released in the United Kingdom. The budget for producing Spectre was estimated as $245 million; thus making it the most expensive film in the world (007, 2015). This paper presents a critique of Spectre (2015 film) based on its pre-production, production, distribution, exhibition, marketing, and release strategies.
SPECTRE is an acronym of Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, which was an organization that began disputes in 1961 between Kelvin McClory and Ian Fleming over Thunderball film copyrights. After the dispute had been settled in 1963, Fleming stayed with film rights hence permitting the Spectre group and its affiliated characters to proceed to appear in the production. By 2013, McClory and Eon Productions had acquired the full copyright film production rights; thus, reintroducing the continuity of series that led to the change from SPECTRE to Spectre (IGN, 2013).
During the preproduction of Spectre film in 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was the primary target for the movie. However, it emerged that hackers had exposed the confidential emails between high-profile film projects and Sony executives, by claiming that the film had an exaggerated budget. The Eon Productions confirmed the leak an