Lots of action and nostalgia!

By G_and_M
Written November 10, 2012
The movie opens with intense action and give you plenty throughout. The plot is simple and easy to understand, providing a vehicle for typical Bond action, humor, and liaisons. Some nostalgic allusions to classic Bond. Just a fun movie.
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IMAX Experience? Is it worth it?

By Amanda_Hanson93
Written July 25, 2014
The film, "Skyfall", of course, was brilliant. The IMAX experience, not so much. What is IMAX, but a gigantic screen where they have shoved the audience right up against it. I can not see picture from the front, and they shouldn't even be allowed to sell tickets that close. My experience was horrible. I left with a headache and a bad mood. I want the $60-something I spent, to show my friends a good time, back. I'll wait and catch it again at the crappy $1 movies theatre, and sneak in some good wine.
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Everything they're saying is true - it is the best Bond.

By kendill
Written July 25, 2014
Of course, Daniel Craig is amazing, but what a script! This movie brings together so many pieces, and sets the Bond movies up for a fantastic future. 007 is really back to being the classy spy with a license to kill that Ian Fleming created.
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Well crafted, but well worn

By angstrom60
Written November 10, 2012
Just as the theme of the film seemed to center around whether Bond and M were becoming relics of a previous age, so too does the Bond film itself. While the actors, story, dialogue, pacing and direction were all more than competent, I couldn't help but feel that things were just a little too mechanical; a little drained of energy. It seemed to check all of the boxes on what Bond films have delivered in the past, but nothing that really stood out. Having said that, the IMAX presentation was a fantastic match for the film, since there were several establishing and travelling shots that were wide-screen panoramas of landscapes or cityscapes—these looked stunning. I most remember the overlook to Bond's childhood residence and the approach to Shanghai downtown. If you have the opportunity to see this in IMAX, do so. In summary, if you're in the mood for a Bond film, this will almost certainly scratch that itch. But don't expect to be wowed.
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Skyfall: A nod to Bonds past, but a major leap forward

By middleagedmoviegeek
Written November 13, 2012
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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