Written November 09, 2012
I went to this movie at a midnight premiere. I would just like to comment about how many people were dressed up in tuxedos and dresses (bond girls). Anyway, this movie is an emotional roller coaster filled with action, suspense, and an unexpected amount of humor. I must say that at multiple times, I found myself watching the movie with a gaping jaw and the thought, "did that really just happen?" This is a must see movie. Daniel Craig is an excellent bond who goes through some emotional scenes in this movie. Obviously I'm not going to give them away! All I will say is that you get a glimpse of James Bond's past. A must see for all ages (except the little ones- obviously for the violence)
Written November 11, 2012
007 dropped to equate any action movie, in fact it won't pass others. Chinese action is more entertaining. Those guys lost it all on all frontiers except for Daniel Craig. No gadgets, no cars, so so bond women, and the script... I will give them credit for some train action in the beginning, yet that was dropped by his fall. That was the first disappointment. Then it is downhill from there.
The best 007 is Casino Royal. No comparison.
Written November 13, 2012
Not only was this the worst in my memory, but also least James Bond -like of them all.
Why do we like James Bond? He kicks ass, beds women, has cool toys, all the while avoids sleeping, eating, visiting only places with generous vistas. In this movie, only vistas are present.
The movie tries to be serious and - how to put it - working an age perspective - we get old and should consider retirement? I am not sure. On being serious - a parliamentary investigative committee asking whether do we even need human spies, and the answer by M - "do you feel safe"?!!! All he while trying to make right major f..up by her department. More multiple continuous failures throughout the movie - hacked network, lost/escaped list of covert operatives, shooting 007 and letting bad guy go, young smug Q plugging bad guy's laptop into internal network, being surprised at being infected, and that's AFTER the network was hacked in the first place!
Women? What women?!
Written November 14, 2012
Bond fans must go and see the tweaks and franchise moves. This time Bond isn't saving the world. He's saving MI6. More action and less Bond women, though.
Javier Bardem is confident & creepy and the stunts are the best in a long while.
Mendes tells a flowing story with great shots of Shaghai, creat chase scenes, a tough underwater scene, and if you scared of heights he plays on that, too.
Way better than the last Bond and many future seeds are planted.
Full price okay.
Written November 09, 2012
James Bond 007 is back, not you 007 of the past. Daniel Craig's Bond has 'Swagger'. Really liked Craig's rugged, stone cold, ice blue stare darker Bond and the ability to use old techniques instead of heavily relying on technology. Without giving away the ending, in the end it paid off. How can you fight what you can't see? There was loads of symbolism in this movie. In the one scene, where Craig is being ushered in on a boat and passes thru the mouth of two dragons, looked like a scene straight out of Heliophant, I Pet Goat, II. Shout out to MKUltra, as "Orphans make the best Agents". Naomie Harris' character, Eve, complimented 007, unlike that tired Catwoman in TDKR. Eve added the right amount of finess, humor and strength she had Bonds back. Xavier "No Country for Old Men" Bardem was an unrelenting brilliant villan. His psyop, psychotic homosexual character, with the over bleached, over processed hair was all over the place, but on point with his mission. Skyfall may oversell TDKR.