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 rewatch made me fall back in love with this movie. Best Bond villain in a long time, good dialogue, stellar performance by Dench, tragic love story between Bond and M, beautiful shots and good score to boot. Also didn't hurt that I watched the bluray on my new t.v. and it looked spectacular!
50 Years and still going. Skyfall is the most beautiful of the Bond films to date, directed wonderfully by Sam Mendes in a great addition to the legacy. It does have some cheese factors in the script, however it's definitely an outright fun experience. Daniel Craig continues to nail it as Bond, and better than he's ever been before. Supported by a stellar cast from Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and the intimidatingly fun Javier Bardem as Silva. Skyfall plays to its realism strengths, giving one of the best spy films to date.
A third time watch confirms my suspicions that Skyfall is one of my favourite action films of recent years. The combination of talent and the level of expertise they bring to an established juggernaut like the Bond franchise is so impressive. I'm not a 007 aficionado so can't say where it ranks, or even if it beats Casino Royal, which I will be revisiting soon. What I can say is that Skyfall is beautiful. For Deakin's to lose out on the statue means I will need to re-watch Life of Pi. The visuals on offer are truly breathtaking.
Everything else is top notch, including Craig and Bardem's deliciously demented super villain. I really can't fault it and I love every…
This was the first James bond film I have seen (I know, I am ashamed) so I can't really compare this to the other entries of the very large franchise. What I can say is that the film on it's own is a fairly good film that has a story that is quite interesting
The words I am uing (Fairly and quite) pretty much sum up how I feel about the film overall, it was an OK film that didn't have a lasting impact on me, in fact, I forgot I had watched it after a couple days
Acho digno, ainda mais com a Adele lindja
Kino mit Robert, Gregor und Dorian
I first got to see this on the plane and dearly wish I could have seen it in the theater. It is good, but I suspect I would have liked it a lot more on the big screen.
There is a lot to recommend this and it so obviously needs to be plastered all over a big screen that I really want to hold back some of my judgement until I see it that way. My brother's big screen TV would count....
Finally! A JB movie I can remember :) they're always "dark, sexy, kiss the girl, blow up something, high speed chase".
I can never remember their details!
But this series I loved! I finally had a core character to develop and keep the details!
Plus the cinema-art, lovely!
Ok. Maybe it's not art. But this is the Bond film I have always been waiting for. You can still have Bond get out of an impossible situation and immediately fix his cuffs. But this is not campy Bond. This is exciting and semi believable (as much as Bond could ever be). Judi Dench as M, has practically as much screen time as Daniel Craig. It is her and Bond's relationship that elevates the film. And Javier Bardem is one of the best Bond villains ever. Easily the best since the days of Connery. Sam Mendes might have made the (overrated) Oscar winning, "American Beauty." But this is his best film.
Oh and Adele's song is the best Bond theme since "Live and Let Die." Can that girl do any wrong right now?
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