Written August 24, 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 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.
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 August 03, 2015
I guess I keep waiting for the next Casino Royale. I had high expectations for this movie and it did let me down a bit. A typical Bond movie, but setting up for a new series with a new cast. Like I said, lots of action, the story takes a back seat, but well done overall.
That Adele song sounds much better in the movie than it does on the radio.
Written June 24, 2016
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