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…
Skyfall is a well made film but I feel the James Bond franchise have become generic action films. I much prefer the Sean Connery & Roger Moore films which are absurd but very entertaining.
I think this is a nice tribute to 50 years of Bond-movies, with some fun references to the older ones.
But I find the whole "Is Bond too old and out-of-date?"-thing a bit tedious and totally uninteresting. I don't know if it's meant to be like a explanation for some kind of resetting Bond as a movie and/or its image or acknowledge its status as an actionmovie, but I really don't feel the need to watch a movie about it.
I hope that the next Bond goes back to basics; a classical yet modern Bond.
This is what spy thriller are supposed to be like: plenty of action and adventure without sacrificing what's going on in the shadows.
It also brings up a question that's relevant in this tech age: What do agencies such as MI6 do when so much of what was in the shadows is no longer?
As far as these things go, it doesn't get any better than this. They've managed to reinvent the exhilarating action and intrigue but also delve into 007's past. Bardem pulls off a class act Bond villain-the best of recent memory.
I LOVE IT.
Visually stunning (courtesy of Roger Deakins), its major theme is the weight of tradition in the face of modernity, considering international security, Britishness, and also family issues. M here stands for Mother, but also for Monarchy. The trio Craig-Dench-Bardem is outstanding, making this one of the best Bond films ever.
Zeer goede, in actietermen, James Bond film. Ik ben wel een liefhebber van Daniel Craig als James Bond, dus er kon weinig fout gaan met deze spannende actiefilm.
If I can say one thing for certain, this has the most visual flair of ANY Bond movie. But no one's gonna fight me on that.
The new plan: slow down. Just try to watch them all by the time SPECTRE comes out on November 6. 2 down, 21 to go.
This was the movie to finally bring emotion to the Bond franchise. The dialogue, the acting, the villain, the drop dead gorgeous cinematography, the glorious sound editing and mixing and of course score, everything was near perfect, everything felt so fucking memorable. It will be the defining Bond movie in years to come.
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