All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
I've never been the biggest of Bond fans, but always manage to watch them. This one was ok, but can't help thinking it could have been better, more bond-like perhaps...but that's just me, an old nostalgic fool, who hankers for the good old days.
Skyfall is plain and simple an epic action film in every possible sense of the word. Featuring an excellently constructed plot, sharp writing, stylized direction, a fantastic score, great performances, and masterful action sequences, this film is a gem of the genre and one of the most entertaining films I've had the pleasure to see.
In spite of having so many wonderful things, probably the one that will live longer in my mind will be Javier Bardem's superb performance. In my opinion, his characterization of Silva matches the level of creepiness and excellence of some of contemporary cinema's most memorable villains, such as Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's The Joker.
My favorite 007 movie ever!
Skyfall so totally obliterates Quantum of Solace, so convincingly puts Bond back on the right track, it's more than anyone could have hoped for! I literally found it awe-inspiring.
What's right? The script is intelligently thought out and definitely the most dramatic of the three modern Bond movies. The Bond song is terrific. Daniel Craig fully takes command of the iconic role. The supporting characters, like Q, Moneypenny, and Mallory are all intriguing, we want to spend more time with them. M is finally given a full range of emotions to touch. Javier Bardem crushes it as the villain. The exotic locations are beautiful. Roger Deakins cinematography is absolutely mind-blowing. The action scenes are fantastic, they make sense and are…
It may look lovely, but it's rubbish.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Where was Javier Bardem. Was he doing that thing again where he so totally disappears into a character that I don't know he'd even there?
An actually good action movie.
A gritty Bond flick. You could almost say out with the old and in with the new as new characters stepped in. Daniel Craig is the most physical of the Bond's and brings his own uniqueness to Bond. A few slow parts drag this movie down. Naomie Harris is awesome and I really liked Bérénice Marlohe. Judi Dench was her usual fantastic self, feisty, tough and still gorgeous for a women over 50 :-) .
Sam Mendes has found the 007 style that is modern, nostalgic, and different from Bourne.
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