Written November 24, 2012
2.75 out of 5 Stars for me. Enjoyed it. The setting of this double notch MI6Flick is today. There is tech involved, but this is one of the most un-tech Bond movies thus far. There's even a minimum of adult oriented content. If it wasn't Bond, it would be just another story weave of intrigue, car chase and action...sorta. The producers clearly decided to get rid of anything "Old-Bond"- Skyfall is clearly new Bond and post the Ian Fleming books.
I'd say it's an interim story refit. Next one(s) will hopefully be..more within the new groove this film set up.
Written December 27, 2012
this was a bit of an unusual Bond movie. Plenty of explosions, fights, etc as always, but the tone was different. no hints but this is one of the best.
Written November 10, 2012
The plop was fine but since it was a long movie there were moments where I fell asleep...great action movie but wish it had less sentimental sections...
Written November 12, 2012
our new 007 is not polished like the old ones, hes not that pretty boy that we are used to, he comes across as more believable , hard core . his character made my heart race and root for him. never got that pulled in with the other bonds. fast paced, of course and miss moneypenny never looked THIS good, wow. the fireworks would make any pyromaniac proud, 4th of july in scotland, who would have thought?
Written November 13, 2012
I've seen most of the Bond films -- I"m not a huge fan of the blow 'em up action genres, but I have enjoyed Bond in the past. He had style -- usually suave, with a twinkle in his eye, always in control, never ruffled. This Bond is dour, humorless, without personality. And the movie is entirely predictable. Barely a plot, it's just a bunch of ways to kill Bond strung together -- except how excited can we get about that -- we KNOW he's not really going to die. This round, they actually ran out of novel way to kill him -- they had to drown him twice! Good visuals, good action sequences, but not very many of them -- there was ALOT of talking in this movie -- just endless expositional talking. Some beautiful women, but no sexiness. The whole movie just seemed forced.