All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Think on your sins.
When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
Skyfall opens with a dapper James Bond stealthily coming out of the darkness into the light. As soon as you are able to see his face, the modern yet familiar Bond theme hits a loud high point and your heart skips a beat. A little while later, he makes a daring leap into the exposed backside of a train and in one of the sexiest moments of the year, straightens his sleeve like it's no big deal. Skyfall sets your expectations sky high and miraculously maintains the excitement and tension established so early on.
Where Skyfall fits into the overall history of Bond films isn't something I can form an opinion on due to the fact that I've only seen…
As a Brit it probably isn’t wise to admit that I don’t really care much for the Bond films. They are perfectly adequate action-adventure movies but the vast majority are utterly indistinguishable from one another. Daniel Craig’s tenure as the iconic spy is no different and that includes Casino Royale which is widely considered one of the best Bond films to date. Because of this I was sceptical of the near-unanimous praise that Skyfall has been receiving but for once the acclaim is more than deserved as not only is this a great Bond movie but a great film period.
On paper at least Skyfall looked promising with a pedigree rarely seen in such blockbuster fare. Sam Mendes hardly seemed…
Breaking the continuity that carried over from Casino Royale to Quantum of Solace, Skyfall is a standalone feature which takes the series to an all-time high by becoming the most successful chapter of the long-running franchise and with its strong word-of-mouth reception also turns out to be the fitting instalment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bond series.
The story of Skyfall presents the 007 agent at his most vulnerable after he's accidentally shot down by his own colleague while on a mission. Retiring to a peaceful life once he's presumed dead, Bond ultimately returns to duty after an assassination attempt is made on M after which further investigations lead him to a former MI6 agent who seeks revenge…
Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.
Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.
As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film release these days, and this film has massive balls. And you know what?, it's an excellent title sequence. Even Adele's theme sounds massive. There are so many slightly contrived Bond fan pleasing moments, but those same slightly contrived Bond fan…
Sometimes the old ways are the best.
My love affair with James Bond has been a long one. One of the first novels I read in English was Casino Royale. I was about eleven years old I think and just finding my footing in the English language. The accessibility of that novel, combined with the thrilling story appealed to me very much and warranted many a trip to my local library to seek out more novels about this roguish, charismatic and brutal cold hearted killer. I have read all Bond novels and love them for their escapist qualities.
The transition to the movies has been a bumpy ride for me as I felt they never managed to capture Fleming's Bond…
And with that, Skyfall is here, and James Bond is back.
But how did it fare? Well... Skyfall was so fucking satisfying, I couldn't even speak for about a good 15 minutes after it ended. I tried to squeeze in words through my wide smile but all that could come out were murmurs of restrained joy.
What's great about Skyfall is that it commits to the promise brought in by Casino Royale, and manages to add some new twists to the formula installed in that film. Skyfall manages to combine the more cinematic Bond with the book Bond, and it blends beautifully. I can't see any sort of 007 fan not falling in love with this film, whether you're a…
This one definitely has some flaws but it has so much Judi Dench and the Scotland sequence is just fucking gorgeous.
I really relish finally being able to write about this. I've written about it before, twice in fact, once each time I saw it, but where I am now and where I was then are night and day. The first time I wrote about this, I distinctly remember making the observation that this film represents something closer to the older Bond films than the two previous Craig films, something which had more of an element of fun to it rather than the serious tone of the two films prior. I made that observation as someone educated by film discussions rather than someone educated by the films themselves, in this case; I'd seen Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, I certainly…
Though Bardem, FInney and Fiennes make welcome additions to the cast, the film's plot holes, fight scenes in total darkness, endless product placement and several of Bond's confusing decisions detract from the overall effectiveness of Skyfall.
It wasn't until this viewing of 'Skyfall' that I realized just how much of the story is told through visuals. It doesn't spell much out for the audience, and, obviously, the visuals themselves are fantastic, as Roger Deakins's cinematography is beyond description, it's so good. A modern action classic.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I was a bit underwhelmed the first viewing, based solely on the universal acclaim. But I regret delaying a second viewing so long: there are moments of illogic and stagnation, but this is indeed a great Bond, and a masterpiece visually. Perhaps it doesn't earn the right to be two and a half hours, but it earns every moment of excitement and makes me eager for SPECTRE.
Daniel Craig's best bond film so far. Skyfall celebrates 50 years and it's done right with tons of references to previous bond films, Skyfall goes full circle starting from Casino Royal and ending here. We have everyone's origin stories now so let's make Spectre its own story.
Todos conhecem de cor e salteado quem é James Bond ou 007. Por isso, não devo perder tempo apresentando suas histórias e quem ele realmente é. Em 2012, 007 completou 50 anos, e em meio a isso foram feitos vários e vários filmes, com diferentes atores, diretores, e inclusive, diferentes abordagens. Contudo, devo dizer que eu não sou totalmente fã de 007, mas acho uma história muito interessante, sobretudo, o mais novo dessa serie 007: Operação Skyfall que sem dúvida se não o melhor de todos, sem dúvidas um dos melhores. E inclusive um dos melhores filmes vistos em 2012.
A lealdade de Bond a M é testada quando o seu passado volta a atormetá-la. Com a MI6 sendo atacada,…
Siento que toda la 'seriedad' al estilo Nolan que le imprimió Sam Mendes queda obsoleta por pequeños detalles de la trama, que por demás resultan risibles, inclusive para un filme de James Bond. Fuera de eso, impresionante diseño de producción y muy cuidado diseño de arte.
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