November 12, 2012
4.5 out of 5 Jolly Goods!
ThIs movie worked for me & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a big fan of Daniel Craig as Bond at first, but in Skyfall, he conveyed what was probably closer to the Bond in Ian Fleming's mind when he imagined the character. Craig is understated and seemingly more vulnerable, more like a real person would be and less of the cockier almost super hero type Bond in many prior Bond movies.
Dont get me wrong, I loved those Bonds too, but this one is different and somewhat more touchable in a human sense. The action was not over the top in a science fiction sort of way, the scenarios were arguably more plausible in my view. That was a theme of the movie too, seeming to want to pull James back into reality a little more with an emphasis on more conventional and less sci fi stuff. Would have liked to see more sexy, racy scenes with the Bond women, but again, I think there was an effort to reign that in a bit to deepen the character this time & emphasize the more normal & mundane Bond aspects.
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