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 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 December 20, 2014
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 December 18, 2014
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 February 27, 2015
I really looked forward to this movie. It was not as interesting or exciting as the three or four Bond movies before it. I realized this is because it is a transition film. They put the inept female agent behind a desk. They portrayed the female M who didn't believe in Bond and made a decision that weakened him physically as inept and a poor shot. Also she made him cry which makes him weak emotionally. Then he became just another guy who promised a victim of human trafficking help, but got her injured and then killed in the end. After this he says her death is just a "waste of good scotch". The "sexist, misogynistic dinosaur" is back. He's an unpleasant fellow and a bore. He's the reason I could never watch more than half an hour of a Sean Connery or Roger Moore Bond film without falling asleep. RIP Bond. You really did die in the beginning of the film. On a positive note, I am very grateful this was a free movie ticket and I didn't spend any money to see this.