Written November 09, 2012
I have high expectations of Bond, especially since rebooting the franchise with Daniel Craig. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace both delivered powerful Bond presence. Skyfall should be renamed SkyFAIL. It is solemn, morose, lacks depth in plot, and is heavily plot driven with little action. So heavy plot with a lacking plot makes for a strange experience. I just couldn't quite seem to figure out how this fit in with the serial of the new reboot. It seemed to stand alone and have no purpose. It's the having no purpose part I did not like, other than the fact it transitions us to a new MI6. A New M. A New Q. Aside Javier Bardem's brilliant performance, at its core the film still misses its shot somewhere. It simply fails to deliver powerful Bond presence. Let's hope the new franchise does not continue forward like this. We need another Bond film very soon to make up for this loss.
Written November 12, 2012
Had to agree with a previous post. Judy Dench as the new bond girl was a real let down although contemplating the fate bond was about to face at the hands of Javier Bardem was pretty scary. ( thinking,bedposts,baby oil, ...)
Give me the gadgets, girls, guns and good old innuendos any day.
Written November 10, 2012
Went to this Movie today and as compared to the other BOND Movies, this is among the worst. This James Bond is too old, Daniel Craig SUCKS, never did like him. Bring back Pierce Bronson.
No gadgets except for a 9mm pistol that is hand encrypted and a 1" Transmitting GPS Detector. Pathetic by BOND Standards.
There were 3 chase scenes and a crazy ex-agent gone irrate at M that could have been a bit more dramatic. He was a gay vilan. I dont know, Im not going to buy the Video thats for sure.
Anyway, if there is another flick premiering, go see the other movie.
The franchise is out of their freaking minds, just heard on Jimmy Kimmel, that Daniel has signed on for 3 more.
BTW, this premier was crowded and they showed their verbal disapprovement as well.
My true opinion, this BOND Sucks, too old and should not take off his shirt, he's too dame old for any naked love scenes "Please spare us", do some freaking editing man.
Written July 06, 2015
Let me begin by saying that I've pretty much enjoyed every Bond movie I've ever seen.
Skyfall is a complete stinker. It's a campy montage of Bond movies past. Weak female characters (i.e., none of them can shoot well; none of them are mysterious/intriguing; each one's contribution to the "plot" is their weakness/failures/etc.).
The plot was ridiculous...I'm all for the suspension of disbelief when it comes to Bond movies, but this was just beyond absurd. Flat performance by Daniel Craig. Literally, the best part of the movie was Adele's "Skyfall" during the opening credits. Even though this will undoubtedly be a box-office smash, this is easily the worst, most forgettable Bond movie I've ever seen.
Don't go. It will just make you angry.
Written November 12, 2012
Skyfall is a terrible movie... It's contradictory, plodding, makes no sense, claustrophobic, the musical score is as "inspired" as a tv dinner, and most of all it is LONG AND BORING!