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…
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…
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…
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…
It's not everyday that one comes across a 144 minute action film so fiercely entertaining, but there it is. Skyfall marks Daniel Craig's third outing as James Bond, and this is certainly the best of the three. Taking the best elements from Casino Royale, leaving behind all of its problems (and ignoring Quantum of Solace altogether), this is a triumph for those hankering for an action movie with smarts and pizzazz.
The intelligence of the film is betrayed somewhat by a simple plot. A cyber-terrorist is threatening the demise of MI6, and James Bond is off and on his way to stop the perpetrator. At one point, Bond describes his situation to another character saying, "someone's trying to kill us,…
I'm going to do something weird and give a Bond movie a thumbs up. I've slowly gone off James Bond films.......it's taken me years amidst the constant nostalgia of how entertaining they used to be but it's happened.....I've watched many latter day Bond movies as a duty. Convoluted plots, edgy sadistic but sadly unglamorous villians, beautiful but vacuous women, questionable James Bonds.
Daniel Craig as James Bond doesn't warm the cockles of my heart as such but he has been the face of a new and fresh Bond film. Bond himself has fleshed out as a character - making it much more a film than a very long commercial for glamour and danger. While this film didn't have a memorable…
This is one of my favorite Bond films (note that I have not seen a lot the old ones). Why it is so good? Because for once Bond is actually portrayed as a real human being.
Perhaps not the best Bond movie but certainly the best movie in the Bond series.
Filled with intense set pieces, gorgeous cinematography, excellent performances, strong character development, a memorable villain and a thematically rich story, Skyfall is one of the finest entries in the 007 franchise, as well as one of the best blockbusters to come out in recent years.
At Jesse's, post surgery, father's day. Brian, Jesse, Chris, Dad and me. Chased formats when blu ray player died.
Skyfall definitely makes up for the disappointing Quantum of Solace. Unlike most Bond films that set up the main conflict as it begins, Skyfall begins in the middle of a mission as they are in hot pursuit of the current lead. We follow Bond as he walks into a room with dead agents and move on to a great car chase and train battle sequence. As far as Bond movies go, this one takes mortality seriously and also reflects on the aging role of the spy as the world moves into the digital age. Great action sequences and great acting from all involved. Judi Dench as M takes on a greater role in this movie as we see her dealing…
I love Sean Connery as James Bond but it's getting harder and harder to dispute that Daniel craig isn't the best Bond ever.
Cannot wait for Spectre!
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