There are a number of Easter eggs for true Bond fans only, nods to previous films and even to previous actors. Most are as subtle as an early shot of a happy Bond and his significant other — in this case, Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann — driving up a mountainside with faint strains of “We Have All the Time in the World” embedded in the score’s DNA. It’ll make “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” fans fearful for Madeleine’s life. (After all, she is the daughter of a Bond villain, right?)
There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it re-creation of the signature “gun barrel” shot, the return of M’s ceramic bulldog and a poignant echo of the “Brother from Langley” line from “Casino Royale.” There’s even a cameo of sorts by the late, great Bernard Lee that sharp-eyed Bond lovers will appreciate.