2 hr 23 min
Bond is back in classic fashion, with fast cars, cool gadgets, and hot women. Since the reboot of Bond in 2006 (Casino Royale), the franchise has enjoyed a more sophisticated and gritty type Bond movie. In 2008, Quantum of Solace tried to take that recipe one step further but ended up with a convoluted plot that made 007 a boring watch.
Skyfall, however, just does it right.
The film is the best combination of classic cheese-ball light humor and the new gritty sophisticated Bond. One thing that the previous two films were missing was an iconic villain. Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) is over-the-top, promiscuous, and a great personality that truly balances Bond’s suave nature. He is also a great foil to 007, as they share a unique circumstance or shall I say bond. . .
The theme of Hollywood this season must be ‘time’ and that is the greatest strength of this film. Not only Bond, but M and the whole MI6 operative must battle age, new ideals, and technology to stay relevant. This ‘twist’ adds a unique dynamic to the 007 franchise, as Bond must decide whether his usual techniques will suffice. This dynamic also plays up how the film is a combination of classic bond and the modern age Bond.
If you want to watch a Bond film that feels like the 007 of old, Skyfall is a must see. It’s a fun film that pays homage to its history but also innovates and reinvigorates the long running franchise.
“Where have you been?
9.0out of 10
Also, Skyfall has one of the best opening songs/videos in recent years.
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