Written June 26, 2016
This Bond movie is probably the best, with the most complex plot, of this genre. Nice plot twists and surprises that enhance the overall enjoyment of the experience. There are additional points that give the movie much more depth than many of the Bond movies.
Written October 28, 2016
Easily the most "realistic" of all the Bond movies. Lots of action and seduction, sure, but we see more of Bond's inner conflict and personal struggle as well. The plot is plausible and the outcomes felt real and logical. Enjoyable on many levels.
Written December 06, 2016
How is this movie content/parental concern-wise? It deserved the PG-13 rating it received. Going into Skyfall I was a bit nervous about all the sex scenes and opening music sequence that Bond movies always have. The sex scenes were basically what you see in the trailers with just a few more seconds of footage. The opening musical credit sequence also was not that bad, you definitely don't see as much as in other Bond movies. There were a few outlines of obviously naked women, but they were brief and not that detailed.
As Far as violence is concerned, it was PG-13 spy violence with lots of gunshots and punching and explosions etc. Nothing too graphic here. (No naked torture scenes like in Casino Royale).
And there was one "F-word" which was actually not that clearly uttered. Other than that, the rest of the swearing was far below normal PG-13 par.
Thanks for reading, now go enjoy another awesome Bond movie!
Written May 05, 2016
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.
Written February 09, 2016
The new Bond commemorates 50 years of Bond films, and what a way to celebrate. Borrowing from old and bringing in new, Bond is at his most bold and gripping. This film also proves without a doubt that James Bond isn't going anywhere.There's really a lot to love here, for the more seasoned Bond fan there's a lot of lore and pretty things to look at, for the newer fans of the franchise, Bond proves he can keep up with the new kids, and at times outpace them. A quick word on the villain Javier Bardem, wasn't anything like what I was expecting but I am not disappointed in the slightest, creepy, off putting, funny at times, and even relatable. This really is one of the best Bond's ever and I highly suggest everyone go see it.