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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part of my ongoing quest to randomly draw and watch all 23 James Bond canon films leading up to the release of 'Spectre'.
Entry #13 'Skyfall':
Cold Open – Amazing. The stunts are fantastic (the motorcycles especially) and the severe tension provides a real sense of danger. It is successful in establishing both the importance of the MacGuffin, and the interplay between Bond and M that follows. (4.5/5 high rise dives)
Titles – The song is great, and the interesting and traditional visuals nicely foreshadow without giving anything away. (4/5 shadow shots)
Primary Villain – Raoul Silva is an interesting villain. He's an equal to Bond and M, he has a legitimate motivation for revenge, and he is both psychotic…
Daniel Craig best bond. All though, the film had me really interested at the beginning and in the middle section. But then in the last act, the film falls. Javier Bardem is such a typical Bond villan. REALLY enjoyed watching him. But... I wanted to see him more powerful and not so lame in the end.
The best 007 film, I have ever seen. Action packed in every minute of the film. It is worth watching again and again
For fifty years we've all seen one Bond film or another. Sean Connery would be the most universally accepted as the best actor to take the mantle, but Danial Craig is two more Casino Royale's or Skyfall's away from changing the ranks -- that is if this wave of personal Bond films; that wants to tell you the characters story, keep coming... hopefully Sam Mendes doesn't really leave Bond behind after Spectre.
I wont bother explaining away the plot: all that matters is the start and the final moments when Bond is standing underneath the Union Jack watching nothing but plain buildings, just before walking into M's office for the first time. After this scene you are meant to grab…
-q didnt do shit
-silva somehow has henchmen despite it being a personal vendetta??
Not my personal favorite 007 film.
However - up to this point - Skyfall is the highest caliber James Bond film in existence!!
Best bond movie yet.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The last of the three Daniel Craig Bond outings released to date was instantly my favorite when I saw it in 2012, and that remained true upon viewing it at the end of my late night triple feature. Casino Royale feels sometimes unfocused in its Act III and Quantum of Solace lacks the same emotional depth as the other two, but Skyfall has neither of those flaws.
Its most glaring flaw is Silva's scheme in Act II. It's hard not to see it as derivative of The Joker's in The Dark Knight, for one thing, though that's not an entirely fair thing to bring into a viewing. More than that, though, Silva's Act II plot is simply too contrived. I'll…
Saw the trailer for Spectre when i went to Southpaw and couldn't resist watching this again. This is going to be a problem if I keep seeing the trailer between now and November.
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