It’s quite difficult to top “Skyfall”, one of the best Bond movies ever made, but as a long time fan of the series, I thought “Spectre” was highly entertaining. Its canny blend of ingredients is sure to entertain any audience but I think Bond enthusiasts will relish it most, as it draws on our familiarity with the series’ many traditions. Tradition number one is to open a 007 film with a breathtaking action scene. This one has a pulse-pounding helicopter scene set in Mexico City that will make you grip the arms of your theater seat. We also expect to see beautiful ladies: Monica Bellucci has a brief, yet memorable appearance, and Lea Seydoux is well cast as this installment’s main Bond girl. Of course, there must be a colorful villain as well: the always watchable Christoph Waltz is quite terrific as Franz Oberhauser, a man who should be familiar to any Bond aficionado. But it wouldn’t be fair to give away the mysteries of “”Spectre”. It’s enough to admire the way director Sam Mendes truly raised the bar following the huge success of “Skyfall”. It’s enough to watch Craig’s excellent portrayal of James Bond, who is still constantly at war with his past. It’s enough to see Christoph Waltz bring chaos and menace, as he steals every scene he appears in. Go ahead, bitch about the movie not being quite as good as its predecessor. But honestly, did we expect it to be? “Spectre” is still entertainment at its best, and a fitting entry to one of the most successful franchises of all time. That’s something we don’t see often enough.