Written November 19, 2012
Bond movies are just not the same without all the gadgets! Bond used to be like McGiver on steroids but skyfall fell short for me. Got boring towards the end. Its a rental. Javier Bardem though, was exceptional as Silva. A villan with a sense of humor. Great acting!
Written November 10, 2012
More so than The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall was THE film I wanted to see this year.
Given the talent in front of and behind the camera, my expectations were high. The film met all of them! Craig is magnetic as Bond and displays the wit, charm and emotion that was absent from Quantum of Solace.
Harris and Marhloe are great as Bond girls but the true female at the center of the action is Dame Judi Dench as M. She's the woman that Bond must focus all his energies on.
I can't say enough about Bardem as Silva. He doesn't get much screen time but while he's there, you can't take your eyes off him. He's a man on a mission and seems to be one step ahead of British Intelligence.
The action is great, the locales are used to great use (the Shanghai scenes are a must) and I can't say enough about the climax. It's totally "un-Bond" but it works!
Even if you aren't a fan of the series, Skyfall is thoroughly entertaining. Go see it.
Written December 23, 2012
The graphics were spectacular. Mind-blowing sequences throughout the movie. However, I would have liked James Bond was more than a superhero, fighting machine. I think the film could have used some romance and better development of the characters.
Written November 26, 2012
One of the reasons I always like the 007 series is that they are just corny enough to be fun.
This one isn't quite there as it tries to take itself a bit too serious, but I'm still glad that I saw it.
Written November 13, 2012
In the most anticipated sequal of the James Bond franchise, Daniel Craig once again reprises his role as the secret agent forced out of early retirement to battle with a pschotic henchman hell bent on destroying MI6, the central intelligence agency of England. After suffering a near fatal gunshot wound by a fellow agent, James Bond delves into the realm of secrecy and seduction through exotic locations that span the globe. His character later meets his adversary, a rogue agent formerly a member of MI6 seeking vengeance after an act of betrayal leaves him physically scarred and mentally deranged. For die hard fans of the cult classic, this film will definitely provide an adrenaline rush in terms of high risk stunts, heart pumping fight sequences, and the occasional intimate segments.