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…
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…
50 years ago, an icon was born.
Today, Skyfall adds to the legend that is Bond...James Bond.
Last Summer, I was able to watch every single 007 film to prepare myself for Skyfall. I was already a fan of the character but watching all the films made me appreciate the character more and appreciate more of how important he is to pop culture as whole. After finally seeing the film that I've been building myself up for, it would be an understatement to say that it delivers. After seeing them all, I think this may be the best film in the franchise to date.
I was already excited to see Bond on the big screen for the first time, but…
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…
You can poke holes in its logic, but Skyfall is a case of perfect popcorn movie manipulation: as long as the goods are there, you'll keep your eyes glued to the screen. Some cheating is okay if it's servicing a movie this exciting.
Filmed on location in Plot Hole City.
Not a big fan of previous Bond films, and I have seen quite a few. This is easily the best Bond film I've ever seen - entertaining from start to finish with some great performances.
I'm way late to the game on this one. I watched, despite minor efforts not to, the hype and then the backlash, come and go. I can't say I was as excited as the first wave, but I certainly did enjoy it an awful lot. I enjoyed the more grounded elements and bits of backstory and depth in terms of how they told this story, but I'd hate for them to go too far with them as a trend, though.
"Double-O-Seven, what took you so long?"
"I got into some deep water."
Well, my 2013 Bondathon finished up with my (I believe) 5th viewing of Skyfall. It's been serious fun. And if Skyfall is any indication the future of James Bond looks bright.
Daniel Craig is back for the 3rd time as Agent 007 and I believe that this is his best turn so far. There's a lot of little nuances and subtleties to his performance and I think he nails them all perfectly.
Where Quantum of Solace occasionally veered into "un-Bond" territory, Skyfall does not. If people don't like Daniel Craig as Bond or the movies he's been in, that's one thing; but when I hear people adamantly shout…
eh. i'm not really into bond movies.
Una delle migliori opere legate al mito di James Bond. Thriller dalle tinte nolaniane, tra momenti cult ed un Bardem stile Joker.
Just for that first interaction between Q and 007. Perfect.
Skyfall was the single most anticipated movie after the Goliath that released in July. James Bond movies have always captured a huge audience in-spite of age, sex and whatnot. Directed by Sam Mendes, I was curious enough to see how ‘Revolutionary Road’ helmer would craft the 23rd James Bond movie. A lot has been left in his hands and it really has to be a milestone especially when they are celebrating ’50 Years of James Bond’.
Following a thick action sequence I was greeted to an awe-inspiring title sequence with mind-bending-cryptic-visuals accompanied by Adele’s epic ‘Let the sky fall’ track, it was a sure sign that Skyfall would blow your mind. Daniel Craig returns, once again as 007 and there’s…