Written January 29, 2015
You wont be disappointed. This is a classy, thrilling and fun movie that will have you experience every emotion. And - to see it in an Imax theater just makes this movie that much better.
Written March 28, 2015
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 21, 2014
From start to finish, the action never stops in this latest Bond thriller. Daniel Craig is THE Bond of our time with a performance that is honest, gritty and entirely believable. Despite my dismay at having a gay villain (too many people already believe gays are evil and this won't help) Javier Badem's portrayal of a twisted former agent gone crazy after being 'given up' to be tortured for months as a political pawn is chilling and heart wrenching all at once. Keeping with tradition, Bond travels to several exotic locales leaving me with an overwhelming desire to book passage to Shang Hai asap. With lots of nods to the original Bond films from the 60's, this film has something for fans of all ages.
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.
Written April 28, 2015
Skyfall is a terrific movie. Daniel Craig continues to shine as the best Bond since Connery, in my opinion. Dame Judy is wonderful, as she always is, as M. Javier Bardem makes for a convincing and foppish but not cartoonish villain. The Craig movies have shown us Bond is not just a spy but a man with issues and vulnerabilities and a personal story we have rarely seen. No spoliers here but be prepared for some surprises. Everything old is new again.