Movie Review: Skyfall

Skyfall

I’m not that big a fan of James Bond, never have been, for some reason it just doesn’t appeal to me. Maybe its the British thing, and the fact that I don’t like Sherlock Holmes or something else – even the thought the Holmes Movies with Robert Downey JR I do enjoy far more than the books., I have seen 1 and only 1 James Bone Bond Movie, A View to a Kill. I wasn’t a big fan of the movie, of course like everyone else I am familiar with Gold Finger and the Octopussy, but only through pictures as a young boy.

So my 7poundmovies partner, Thomas told me I had to see this movie, it was a great movie, etc and so forth, So I did, I took it with a grain of salt.

Plot Summery.

Bond comes in, chases a man with a disk on  a car, ends up on a train, then gets shot by his idiot partner, and falls into the water. cue theme music. I’ll be honest.

I HATE HATE HATE the theme. Whomever came up with this song should be shot by the idiot partner.

Twice.

I understand its Adele, but DAMN I hate this song.

Bond falls 100 feet head first into the water, then is presumed dead. Cut to the MI-6, and they are under siege as someone has stolen a disk of every agent in the world, and posted 5 of the double agents that are embedded, leaving cryptic notes. part of the building gets blown up, the old woman in charge gets told she’s going to be forced into retirement, but Bond reappears. He gets put through the paces, to make sure he’s good to return to the field, and then she’s sent off to southeast Asia after getting some stuff from the new Q.
goes to a club, meets the movie hottie and after killing her bodyguards, escapes, only to meet up with the hottie in the shower. Bond is captured. but outsmarts his captor, and capturesand capture the baddie, taking him to England.
This does NOT fall under spoilers, because when you still have 45 minutes left, you know this isn’t it.

The Good.
I enjoyed the movie, I thought the pacing was really well done, I thought the action scenes were really well, spread out, and twists were mostly understandable, if you could see it coming.

I’ll get to that after the spoilers.

The acting was good, other than the hottie, who tried to be hot, but came off as flat. You can tell they are pushing BOND and only BOND. Mrs Moneypenny is a waste, and Ma is dull. Rapph Finnes is WASTED here, hopefully he comes back soon enough. The Villain is a bit of a joke.
, and to be honest with you, not really believable.

So did this movie make me a Bond fan?
No, but I’m willing to give it another shot.  I did enjoy the fact the wasn’t t the british batman, with tons of gadgets, the one time a gadget got really used, it wasn;t some fancy one, it was a simple one that could be used in realy life. – and in fact does exist.

On the 7poundmovies scale? I’m going with a solid 7. Thanks for reading, and let me know your thoughts below.

Skyfall Poster

SPOILERS

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  1. Good review David. Not the most perfect Bond movie to come out in recent time, but still a very good one none the less and one that makes me hype for the next couple of movies they have planned.

  2. Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the seventh actor to play the role of James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan. Though he was initially greeted with scepticism, his debut in Casino Royale was highly acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award nomination, with the film becoming the highest-grossing in the series at the time. Quantum of Solace followed two years later. His third Bond film, Skyfall, premiered in 2012 and is now the highest-grossing film in the series.:’

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