Written May 07, 2016
Skyfall is a good solid action flick, which I would give 3.5 out of 5 bottle of Stone IPA (sorry, my review, so my rating criteria). The story flowed along very well, with good action / chase / fight scenes, but I felt like I was watching Independence Day when the Q made his blunder. Really, the writers cannot come up with a better angle than that?
Also, still not sold on the "new bond" character. Hey I am an old guy and loved the Bonds who were suave, smart and physical. Daniel's character seems to have trouble staying ahead of the villains, following M blindly through most of the movies. Argh! I miss the bond who would only lose in cards when he wanted to.
Written January 29, 2015
I don't understand the hype surrounding this movie. The opening sequence sucked (it was basically the Mission Impossible top of train sequence), the plot was terrible, the character's actions were completely irrational, and there were so many illogical "coincidences" that I wanted to puke. Yes, it's a movie, but with a big-budget movie I want the plot and the characters' actions to make at least a little bit of sense. Why the HELL would he go to Skyfall when he has an entire army back in London? Hey, let's ditch the army and our weapons, and go hide out in a farm house with two senior citizens and a weaponless Bond. AND let's tell the bad guy where to find us. Not only that, but let's use a flashlight to guide us in the middle of the night in plain view of the bad guys when there's a house fire lighting up everything from here to London. Brilliant. Then, when we get shot, let's stand up against the bad guy and die five seconds after he's disposed of. Great timing! Dumb movie.
Written May 30, 2016
Fascinating Bond movie which they showed and hinted many other themes from other Bond movies. Also, they actually showed more history about who and where Bond came from. It look like the franchise is about to start a whole new series and they might get very serious about it. Bardem as always makes an intriguing bad guy which he plays a bisexual-transgender man! Lastly, they didn't show much on the Bond women especially when I know one of them! But I' am glad to see it is getting great views and making a huge splash at the box office. I recommend seeing the movie especially if you are a Bond fan! I 'am not gong to say it but they bring out a special car that all Bond fans will cheer to see!
Written July 27, 2016
James Bond's Skyfall was kinda like those X-men, Batman or Hanibal origin franchise movies where at some point you get a historic perspective about the character. Hardcore Bond fans like myself love it because we always wondering how a character came to be but newbies probably found it a bit too cerebral for their tastes. Craig is a good bond whereas Roger Moore was too spoofy and un-athletic to pull it off. What I thought was deeper still is that Bond hinted at being bi-sexual or at least try-sexual when he was tied to that chair. Thiink that scene will ever happen? Give new mean to double-Oh. lol
Written November 10, 2012
Yeah, this one sucked. Watch it on blu ray or when it comes to cable. Don't waste 2 1/2 hours at the movies. My recommendation - if you want to see good Bond movie, watch any of the 20+ existing Bond movies. They are ALL better! I really don't understand why this movie had to be 2 1/2 hours. They could've made it more exciting and fast-paced and fit it into 1 1/2 hours tops. Instead they added A LOT of unnecessary scenes that took away from the story and the action. Here is how you can save $11.50: skip it entirely.