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Skyfall (2012)


Rated: PG-13

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?

-Enjoying Death.”

9.0out of 10

Also, Skyfall has one of the best opening songs/videos in recent years.

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2 thoughts on “Skyfall (2012)

  1. Good review. After Quantum of Solace, I thought this franchise was starting to die down a bit but thankfully, Skyfall brings it back with a look and style that harkens back to the old days, but also shoves some new things in there as well.

  2. Skyfall proves that a long-standing series can deliver the expected fundamentals while keeping the new films fresh and unpredictable.:

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