All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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…
As great as this movie is, as great as Daniel Craig is, as hard as it is to imagine any other Bond in this movie, it would have been even better and more meaningful if he'd made it when he was 54 instead of 44, or if it was his last Bond instead of his third (out of at least four). The whole script, about Bond's continuing (or perhaps declining) relevance in the modern world, only really makes sense on a metatextual level, because Craig's Bond is still quite clearly an ass kicker of the highest order. If he was the age of, say, Roger Moore circa A VIEW TO A KILL, this movie would have an whole extra layer to it.
(NOTE: This is a quibble. I love this movie.)
While it wasn't the best Bond film, it held all the pieces that make this film series so iconic. This movie explores into Bond's past and shows him in a way we've never seen before.
One of his best.
"Skyfall" excels when it comes to Mendes's intelligent dark, gripping story as well as Daniel Craig's experience on the character of Bond.
A great Bond film that gets even better with each viewing!
Spectre may have been disappointing, but it's work like this that helps me believe Sam Mendes means well. The compositions are spellbinding (save the constant recycling of the "mysterious" over-the-shoulder shots) and the film as a whole comfy yet thrilling. Plug into the fun character moments and immaculate set designs, or switch off and just let the world's greatest secret agent take you on a tour of brawls and locales.
This is the apex of the Craig era. This film has it all for me and on a completely technical level I think it's one of the best made films in the series. My favourite Bond film is From Russia With Love and the main factor in that decision is the 'serious spy film' aspect. I feel that Skyfall perfectly creates that atmosphere. The film is drenched in tone and mood. It feels like a Fincher film in some ways. The direction is top notch, lighting and cinematography are unparalleled (Deakins for the win) and the performances all match the tone. One of the better intro sequences in recent years probably one of the best since Goldeneye. The Skyfall theme…
Last week I remembered that I'm still technically in the middle of my first watch through of the James Bond series. Granted, right close to the end (at least of films released so far), but unfinished none the less. This failure to move on after Quantum of Solace has nothing to do with apathy towards the series, but instead a growing dread at finally being done. It's (to use a TV show example) like how I blazed through Buffy the Vampire Slayer and fell so much in love with it, the characters, the entire world, and now I'm working my way through Angel (the Buffy spinoff series), but slowly, tepidly, afraid with each episode of the impending finality. So I…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really liked this one. Although I have seen it several times now so it lacks a little as when I watched it I remembered pretty much 70 % of the film. The action is great. James Bond is great. Didn't like the villain showing his messed up mouth. It was great but the re watch ability isn't. The ending is very sad when M dies. Please don't watch this after spectre if you don't understand where/why is M a different person. Also, its better than Quantum of solace which I don't know what happened in that one. Overall highly recommend it and don't bother with Quantum of solace.
"Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first."
Continuing on what had made Casino Royale such a great installment into the longest running film franchise, Skyfall continues to deliver the new darker more fritter bond that I've come to love. Daniel Craig out performs his previous state (Note: Haven't seen QOS) and shows the more human side to 007 and still kicks much ass. The action is great and set pieces are absolutely incredible, as is cinematography. Some scenes in this seriously juts made me go "Damn." Like they were that good. Sam Mendes proves even more that he's a Greta director and knows what he's doing. Really hard to pick between this and Royale, but I think I might prefer this.
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Hell yeah another awesome Scavenger Hunt coming up! Making the lists are half the fun in my opinion. These are…