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.)
After the dissapointment that was Quantum Of Solace, Bond is back in this much better installment. Daniel Craig returns to which this is my favorite bond film out of the four I've seen (Dr. No, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall & Spectre).
The plot of Skyfall is that MI6 is attacked, and some secret people are trying to distract M (Judi Dench) as well by sending her mysterious messages over computer.
In the Beggining of Skyfall you get an exciting scene where Bond is chasing down a man. They eventually end up fighting on a moving train! Then Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) is following them. M wants this man dead. She says take the shot over to Eve but she misses and hits…
My absolute favourite of the Craig Bond films. It is unlike the rest of the series because it focuses on a relationship for the entire runtime. M and Bond are adversaries, friends, and there is a mother/son dynamic. To take two great actors and allow them to explore those ideas under the umbrella of a James Bond film was unique and works on every level.
You add into that dynamic a villain who is frightening and knows exactly which button to push. Comparing this to the previous film you can see the stark difference a great villain gives.
Só porque todo mundo fala. #modinha
The build up to the climax at Skyfall was a dress rehearsal for the sundown Sicario sequence. Deakins, you dog.
Sem dúvida alguma o Bond mais frágil de sempre, o 007 de Sam Mendes é uma dolorosa facada nas costas a meio século de tradições de uma saga – independentemente das várias homenagens simbólicas que faz durante duas horas e meia de fita – que, mais do que convencer através da astúcia dos seus guiões, conquistou infinitos seguidores pela classe do seu herói, pelos gadgets do seu espião, pelo lado romântico do seu conquistador, pelo estilo do seu bom vivant. A questão, entenda-se, não passa pela humanização do “super-herói”, algo que foi soberbamente alcançado no melhor capítulo da saga em muitos anos, o “Casino Royale” de Martin Campbell; o problema é que o britânico Sam Mendes reduz “Skyfall” a um…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I liked this movie. I felt it had that good Bond opening conflict. Stellar intro song and proceeded to be a Bond movie.
It had a relatively slow pacing until they capture Silva, which i was fine with. I actually prefer Bond movies to move a bit slower.
Though Silva was a bit murderous, he was fairly justified for hating MI6.
The ending at the house was OK. I wanted a better ending for the villain outside of knife to the back, but sadly we can't be so over the top anymore with Bond movies.
This is better than Quantum, but not as good as Casino.
It comes close to reaching the emotional depth of the first film, while managing to feel far less repetitive then Quantum of Solace by generally being more stylish and diverse.
Film 25/30 of Scavenger Hunt 8!
Task 4. "A film in a long running (three movies or more) movie franchise!"
2012 Films Ranked: letterboxd.com/milo123/list/milo123s-2012-films-ranked/
UPDATE: Well, Spectre was fully booked (still!) at my local Cinema so I decided to include Skyfall instead for this Challenge.
I'm going to put this on standby for Scavenger Hunt 8 as the long running series choice if I don't go and watch Spectre tomorrow as planned (but am not including the tags for now), but it was an excellent decision to revisit this film with my younger sister as this was her first Bond movie (she normally watches The Hunger Games Trilogy and other teen dystopia films, so this was a break from…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…