Skyfall: A nod to Bonds past, but a major leap forward

By middleagedmoviegeek
Written December 20, 2014
Skyfall strips the James Bond franchise down to it's essentials, with affectionate nods to past adventures along the way (the Walther PPK, the Aston Martin, Q and Moneypenny). But rather than simply wallow in nostalgia, the movie also reshapes Bond to truly fit the modern age; something Casino Royale began, but more in set dressing (the use of cellphones and computers) than actual story line. Gone are over the top supervillains with outlandish fortresses in space or stroking their cats in hallowed out volcanoes. Today's threats are more internal and tenacious (a rogue agent who seeks revenge through cyberterrorism and is not hellbent on ruling the world so much as turning it upside down). A recently injured Bond also must rediscover essential truths about himself in order to regain full confidence. It's also one hell of a ride, too! This may very well be the most personal Bond movie; but it's not a soap opera by any means. One of the best Bonds in years.
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SKYFALL IMAX--EXCELLENT

By kittymoviegoer
Written November 10, 2012
Incredible movie from the first 5 minutes until the end. Incredible sound and special effects. I don't think it would have been as amazing if I didn't see it in the IMAX theater!! Loved Craig as Bond....SEXY!! The villian was perfect, and of course "M"!!! I fell in love with "Q" and his addition to the crew. Remarkable plot throughout and I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie!
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Skyfall

By drcalla
Written November 13, 2012
Movie was great - well done...now in my top 5 of favorite Bond films. My first IMAX experience was nice...not sold on the fact that the enhancement is worth the extra charge. Call me cheap - rather size up on the popcorn and drink. But an entertaining time, just the same.
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James Bond

By bercosoul
Written December 18, 2014
Hello to whomever is going to read this, I am a James Bond Fanatic!!!!!!!!! I liked how they wrote in the new Q and wrote out M although I will miss M (Judi Dench) as M an enormous deal~she was Fantastic as M. As AWESOME as Daniel Craig is and let's not forget SEXY, I have to acknowledge ALL the Bond Films but, most of ALL Mr. SEAN CONNERY~NO ONE (in my opinion) acted a better BOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE FIRST YOU KNOW~WE SHOULD NEVER LET OURSELVES FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING JAMES BOND' I HAVE ALL THE MOVIES EXCEPT THE LATEST~I DON'T BUY BOOTLEGS SO I AM WAITING FOR IT TO COME OUT AND MY COLLECTION WILL BE COMPLETE~UNTIL THE NEXT ONE THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SkyFall - Great mix

By rozeusaf
Written November 30, 2014
I have been excited to see the latest Bond movie and it was not a disappointment. Even though it is listed at almost 2.5 hours, I didn't feel uncomfortable as the action was sufficient to keep me interested. I was happy to see the re-introduction of the Q branch and they didn't go overboard with gadgets which also made me happy. There was a nod to the Sean Connery Bond which was somewhat nostalgic but they put it out of our minds in typical Bond fashion. The acting was very good and the locations shots were inspiring. The pace of the film was just right for me. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in Bond or action. The violence and sexual overtones make this move a PG-13 movie in my view. I look forward to the next Bond
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