Written October 24, 2016
Bond movies are always ridiculous, but this one is also truly thrilling and engaging. And the IMAX is so, so worth the extra dollars, you literally get pulled into the action. One complaint -- maybe a tad long towards the end. Otherwise, a great, entertaining movie.
Written January 16, 2017
From the theme song by Adele to the incredible acting by Judy Dench in the near-to-the-end scenes, this movie is incredible enough to watch at least 3 times in IMAX (which I will most certainly do). FIVE STARS our of FIVE STARS from me!
Written March 01, 2017
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 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
Written August 26, 2016
Bond is Back! It's got everything required for a great Bond movie. Intrigue, explosions, laughs, etc. Go see it. Enjoyed immensely. Going to see it again tonight. Two Thumbs up.