Things aren't really going well at MI6, with M being questioned about how she is operating the industry. There is a hacker and a man trying to get revenge. But when it comes to anything else, the conflict is tremendously routine. It will not look that way if you re-watch the trailer before the movie.
There is honestly so much in this movie that doesn't make sense. Bond is racing through London trying to get on a moving train instead of hopping from car to car, which would've been faster. On the train, there are several better ways to chase after the bad guy. What's the most weird is Bond getting shot by a sniper, surviving, but the shooter deciding to put her eye to him instead of the killer who was in open sight long enough to shoot for. James goes through so much dark candlelit sights that makes the movie feel as if it had to be the long running time it was, and Sam Mendes had to do excuses. The weirdness is crushing. One tiny action scene after another, about five minutes waiting for them in between of pointless sex. Remember a few scenes with kissing in them, in the trailer? Those should've been the highlight of the trailer. Not even the chase scene in the subway station is that exciting, and it's especially bad when he lets a girl get shot right in front of him, no emotion whatsoever. Who cares if he kicked it into gear afterward? A real hero would never do that.
Around the last half an hour or so, it heats up, especially with a takedown in the middle of a court session, which rarely ever happens, but by the end we are so exhausted by the gloomy characters and night settings, especially by a main character death to top it off, I can predict my class and I would be eager to run out the door if we ever saw it at school. Mission to please me, and to achieve the mission without sacrifices, failed.