I don't get the hate. This was a solid Bond. Fist Fights, gun fights, car chases, beautiful scenery, cool architecture, fast cars - new and old, big dumb henchman, (re) introduction of a great villan, hot girl. All great - except for that whingetastic Sam Smith opening song. Although shitty theme songs are classic Bond too so I'll accept it.
When Ayrton Senna describes winning a race like taking a powerful drug, you really believe him. Race after race, as he stands on the first place podium pouring champagne over himself, he has a look of pure ecstasy on his face. He loved Motorsport and he loved winning.
His team doctor recollected Senna's humility being so rare amongst race drivers, and you can sense his personal and professional growth as the film progresses. It drew me in and left me gutted knowing where it ended.
This movie is so great, I'm amazed I never saw it growing up. Modern action movies can't keep my attention like this one could, and this was the extended edition. I'm not sure what was left out in the theatrical cut, but each scene in this seemed essential.
Also, now I finally understand the context of "they mostly come at night... mostly".