But is it getting out of hand?
Look, one thing I have admired about Craig's run with the character is that all of his movies have been linked. "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace," "Skyfall" and "Spectre" are clearly chapters in one big story. I like that MGM has tried to create some coherency within the Bond franchise. Craig, is also not the classic Bond. He eludes the MI6's orders and has moved the tune of his own trombone throughout the franchise, which I think rubs people the wrong way too. But with that said, I have to admit, "Spectre" has me a little scared. There are a couple scenes in this trailer that really present another "Chosen One" type story. That to me, would be a huge mistake. James Bond does not need a "Chosen One" story. Why can't he just be a badass secret agent who is motivated by crown and country? Why all of sudden does storytelling need to link every character and every situation to the lead character?
The last time a studio did that was with "The Amazing Spiderman" franchise. Can we remember how that ended? It wasn't too long ago? It ended with Sony's new business model getting scrapped and them running to Marvel for help. If nothing is broken, there is no need to fix it, so this "Chosen One" crap needs to stop.
I hope I am wrong though. I hope this is just another great Bond movie. But if it revealed that Blofeld is somehow related to Bond is going to kill the whole experience for me, and I don't want this to happen. I have been programmed to love this franchise, and I want to continue to love it.
See for yourself. Am I wrong?