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.
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Don't believe the reviews for this movie. It was not the best Bond yet. I hate when the new one of a movie comes out and you have people saying about how it's the best. Don't say it unless it is! I suppose some people just have horrible taste in movies. Now this movie wasn't horrible or even bad in any way, it was just average. Casino Royale in my opion was better and I was hoping for more. This movie just left me wanting. They made Daniel Craig look old and made it seem like he was out of shape. For the rest of the movie you looked at James Bond as being too frail to be doing this stuff and thus made it harder to enthrall yourself into the movie. Watch if you can see for free but definitely don't pay the price of admission at a movie theater! 5/10
Most people thought "Quantum of Solace" was the worst James bond ever and very soon after that MGM went bankrupt.It wasn't in till this year that finally James Bond has truly returned.Now Daniel Craig is the best James Bond ever, but to add to my arrogant what makes craig's performance work is he seems like a realistic bond and skyfall shows the most of a realistic bond in this outing.Javier Bardem is the best part of the movie though his performance is jaw dropping and brilliant.Sam Mendes and John Logan really resurrect James Bond.Don't get me wrong there is some amazing set piece action sequences is what I Call the action in this film.You can tell by all the references and new leaps storyline elements added to a James bond film that the filmmakers for bond 23 actually cared.Cared enough to make great new villian and the screenplay.That is why I love this film.
Daniel Craig is an incredible actor but I felt was totally miscast as the dashing, elegant special agent "007,James Bond"; he lacked the debonair, savoir faire, Lothario charm and beauty of his predecessors; his female interactions hovered at the wham/bam level. He excelled as the robotic, mechanical slayer of evil miscreants, but lacked the instincts of a man who felled women with a single glance.
"Skyfall" is one of the finest action films in recent years: magnificently, thrillingly filmed; award-worthy cinematography; gone are the ubiquitous cliches, dated double entendres, casual, blase intimacies (one exception that is justified); now audiences are treated to a playing field where men and women are on par with each other.
The success of "Skyfall" lies in the contemporary and stunning portrayal of a more human, wounded, flawed and ageing "James Bond" and Daniel Craig is dazzling, brilliant in the role; magnificent commencement leading to his demise, resurrection, reinstatement, compellingly, realistically depicted; empathizing and rooting for the lacerated, crestfallen hero.
"Skyfall" triumphs in the relationship between "M" (another iconic performance by Judi Dench), "Silva" (Javiar Bardem, corners the market on unctuous, slimy, blazing villainy), and composed, mysterious Bond. Their relationships, history bleed wonderfully into each other; they are masters of their trade and with each hair-raising, surprising scene, reveal the essence, core of their nature, morphing into an intriguing, mesmerizing menage a trios; a triangle for the ages.
"Skyfall" (only at the conclusion does one learn its meaning) is titillating, scintillating, tauntingly innovative; minor roles of "Q" (Ben Whishaw), "Eve" (Naomie Harris), "Gareth Mallory" (Ralph Finnes), "Kincade" (Albert Finney) change previous conceptions of archival Bond films; Sam Mendes has directed a twenty-first century gem, a fascinating genesis destined to be exploited throughout the millennium.
FOUR & 1/2 STARS!!!!
The opening of the most awaited Bond movie in years, Skyfall.
I made a special trip to see the movie at the Manchester IMAX. This is one big screen. It is very impressive, almost too much to handle. I have seen IMAX movies before in the US at NASA. This was a treat. Now I wont give away the plot as many wont have seen it yet. However, my review is as follows. Skyfall. It has been some time since the last Bond movie, 2008 Quantum of Solace. The movie was always going to be a difficult one considering the story Fleming wrote. The new movie marks Daniel Craig’s third outing as Bond. He really does appear comfortable in the role and there is the 3rd movie effect. What is that one might ask. Well, I have a very personal thought about actor and actresses playing recurring roles. For some roles it can take three films to become comfortable, in my view.
Here Craig certainly makes you see more of Bond. There is an edge to him, a little darker but caring. As the 50th anniversary, this movie does give nods to the past as well as set the future. It is exciting, thoughtful, well constructed and gripping. It has twists. The villain has a real plan. At the end, your left wondering. One scene may take some a moment to figure out, but its classic. When I went to see the movie, I was excited. I had deliberately made sure I stayed away from seeing too much. I wanted to enjoy as much as I could. I did indeed. I will have to see it again. It will be interesting to watch Casino Royale now and see the changes.
This is a good movie. It is Craig’s best. 5 out 5.