Written November 10, 2012
Skyfall is a good solid action flick, which I would give 3.5 out of 5 bottle of Stone IPA (sorry, my review, so my rating criteria). The story flowed along very well, with good action / chase / fight scenes, but I felt like I was watching Independence Day when the Q made his blunder. Really, the writers cannot come up with a better angle than that?
Also, still not sold on the "new bond" character. Hey I am an old guy and loved the Bonds who were suave, smart and physical. Daniel's character seems to have trouble staying ahead of the villains, following M blindly through most of the movies. Argh! I miss the bond who would only lose in cards when he wanted to.
Written November 10, 2012
Yeah, this one sucked. Watch it on blu ray or when it comes to cable. Don't waste 2 1/2 hours at the movies. My recommendation - if you want to see good Bond movie, watch any of the 20+ existing Bond movies. They are ALL better! I really don't understand why this movie had to be 2 1/2 hours. They could've made it more exciting and fast-paced and fit it into 1 1/2 hours tops. Instead they added A LOT of unnecessary scenes that took away from the story and the action. Here is how you can save $11.50: skip it entirely.
Written November 11, 2012
Fascinating Bond movie which they showed and hinted many other themes from other Bond movies. Also, they actually showed more history about who and where Bond came from. It look like the franchise is about to start a whole new series and they might get very serious about it. Bardem as always makes an intriguing bad guy which he plays a bisexual-transgender man! Lastly, they didn't show much on the Bond women especially when I know one of them! But I' am glad to see it is getting great views and making a huge splash at the box office. I recommend seeing the movie especially if you are a Bond fan! I 'am not gong to say it but they bring out a special car that all Bond fans will cheer to see!
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 24, 2012
I've just viewed Skyfall and found it to be a great action movie. This movie is not a James Bond movie with it's classic themes, look or feel. Having grown up on the original Bond, this Bond does not elicit the same sense of earlier Bond's. Where are the Bond girls, the great gadgets, cars and good guy vs bad guy parts? This handoff to the next generation is for me a dismal failure. I am unlikely to see another Bond movie at the movies. Perhaps this franchise should be put to sleep or renamed for the next generation.