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…
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…
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…
The true sequel to CASINO ROYALE in my book, SKYFALL is a fantastic Bond film and a brilliantly made action movie in general. The plot is interesting, the set pieces and action scenes are beautifully directed, Javier Bardem portrays a Bond villain so well, the movie tributes the franchise so marvelously, and Daniel Craig's portrayal of Bond still remains awesome. So excited that Sam Mendes is coming back to direct the next film.
I didn't think any Bond film could surpass QoS for me, especially considering most people felt that movie was one of the series' worst. When everyone said Skyfall was actually the best, I kept my expectations in check.
But they were right! Holy hell was this movie fantastic. What made it great for me was the way they used the title. Every bond film draws its title from the movie's mission, or a play on words about the events that transpire, or in some cases, it's just rubbish.
But here, we get a title that actually has some oomf behind it. Some thematic meaning. I mean, Quantum of Solace came close to that, but it was ultimately still just a pun. But Skyfall, like The Alamo, is telling you something about the story that doesn't really sink in until the end. I love it.
Brilliant and possibly my favorite Bond movie; definitely the best looking one with Roger Deakins Cinematography. Sam Mendes made a great Bond film and Daniel Craig has solidified his place as my favourite 007. Javier Bardem's Silva is a brilliant mix of Heath Ledger's Joker and Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter and Judi Dench also gave a great performance. Ralph Fiennes,Berenice Marlohe, Ben Whishshaw, Albert Finney and Naomie Harris round off the great supporting cast. A great script with many throwbacks and much nostalgia to old Bond films (even the recent Casino Royale). The score was good but not as memorable as some previous entries and the 2hr 25min run time goes by like a breeze because you're so engaged in…
Erstanlich spannender James Bond.
Schön nochmal einen James Band zu sehen der einen mittreist.
Extremely entertaining thrill ride, a must see.
This is certainly the best looking and most well shot Bond film, and save a dodgy cgi Komodo Dragon or two, the action is terrific, particularly the opening action scene, one of the best in the franchise (though that fall is a little too ridiculous for me to think that anyone could survive it), so I get the ubiquitous praise, but I just don't really like this film.
Silva never coalesces into a compelling villain because he's all tics and weird mannerisms, a plot device instead of an actual character, and his plans are unbelievably improbable, dependent on too many chance things going exactly the way he intended.
Though the secondary Bond girl who dies is a standard trope in…
Another enjoyable rewatch that holds up.
Still great, even when watched with 5 other people, on a bus.
Some of the best cinematography I think I've ever seen makes this the most beautiful Bond film to date. Daniel Craig remains my favorite 007; and now with an unusual level of vulnerability brought to the character.
The action is genre-defining as always, the story is intriguing and fun to watch unfold, and Javier Bardem is one of the most lovable villains ever. "Skyfall" is going to be remembered as one of the classic Craig films whenever his time as 007 comes to an end.
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