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…
Too often do you see action movies turned to shit with over-the-top CGI and quick moving scenes that distract from the story. But Skyfall tells a story, and tells it well, with great performances from Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.
Possibly my favorite Bond film to date. Excellent cast, stunning cinematography and editing, and a classic yet modern-feeling plot. Dench deserved an Oscar nomination.
A movie that, upon initial viewing, manages to get by on Rule of Cool and distraction, but on rewatch, falls hopelessly short. Though a beautiful film on the surface, it is done in by a woefully inept story (in that regard, it's like its predecessor: Quantum of Solace). I'll be anxious to see how Spectre turns out, because as of now, Casino Royale is still the clear winner of the Daniel Craig era.
Very solid, fun action flick which Deakins' cinematography lends a lot of atmosphere to. My only grief is the length. Having an overlong running time seems to be a trend with a lot of pulpy entertainment these days, I guess to make it feel grand and "epic", but all they're really doing is highlighting the story's lack of substance. Bond or superhero films should be fun and light, not two hours plus in length. This is still probably the only Bond flick I can actually appreciate, though (maybe Casino Royale as well but I don't remember it well enough to really say).
Bond, James Bond. Time to rewatch and rank Mr. Bond’s adventures!
Skyfall, my journey ended here. I've rewatched all the Bond film and I am even more excited for S.P.E.C.T.R.E. now. It's one of the top 3 movies of 2015 I MUST SEE.
Skyfall impressed me more in the cinema then it did on blu-ray but it's still an amazing adventure and closing chapter for Judi Dench. I'm really going to miss her. She was a great M. I also have high hopes for Ralph Fiennes. I also like the fact that Moneypenny and Q are fresh too. A whole new start. But back to the film. The story was great, Javier Bardem was a great villian. Craig is getting…
It is sad that a multimillion Hollywood blockbuster flick cannot muster more imagination.
This movie is so riddled with regurgitated movie tropes (clichÃ©s) that many times I forgot what movie from recent past I was watching. Within the first 15 minutes it manages to repeat the car chase between fruit carts in an "exotic locale", the road bike chase across buildings (just featured a month ago in Bourne series!) the chase above the rooftops of Istambul near Hagia Sofia (that EXACT location has appeared already on three other major Hollywood movies in less than a year), and the climatic fight on a moving train rooftop.... Including a chain melee!
Again: All of this archaic formula within the first 15 minutes!!…
Definitely a strong bond film accentuated by the ingenuity of Javier Bardem's acting. Probably one of the top Bond villains to date.
Five stars? Maybe it's because I watched the boring, inconsistent crap that was Quantum of Solace immediately before turning this on, but whatever. I loved this film. Maybe the next time I watch it I won't be influenced by mediocre sequels and can give it a more deserving rating.
Skyfall is exactly what you want from a James Bond movie. Although it is very different from the average Bond flick, it's exciting, fun, emotional, and very impressive all around.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Our attempt to watch all (currently) 1167 films from the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" book, in…