Jack Goes Confidential: Bond Down, Resurrection Guaranteed!

Twenty three films in 50 years and yet Daniel Craig‘s third outing as James Bond is definitely one of the better ones in the entire franchise…

Unless, of course, you were looking for Agent 007’s reawakening as his former suave and debonair days which are gone forever.

In SKYFALL, Bond is shot and left for dead…by Guess Who?

Agent down!

And Judi Dench‘s M is on her way out. She apparently messed up big time.

If that’s not bad enough there’s deranged master villain Raoul Silva who resorts to cyber terrorism to settle an old score. He’s played viciously deliciously by Javier Bardem. Too bad he doesn’t show up until more than an hour into the picture.

Opening sequences have always served as terrific platforms in Bond movies.

And SKYFALL’s doesn’t disappoint.

It’s set in Istanbul where director Sam (American Beauty) Mendes gives it the full-blown treatment complete with trains, cycles, gadgets and Land Rovers.

Sorry to say, that none of the follow up sequences in the film can match it.

But Bond is also hitting uncharted territory here with new rough, raw and unpredictable diversions. Shades of Jason Bourne? Maybe.

And when it comes to hot and sweaty female bonding, SKYFALL offers less steamy coupling than I ever recall seeing in any of the previous 007 productions. It is though, a better Bond adventure than Craig’s last outing in QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

About Bond’s famous martinis…

They’re still shaken—not stirred— but without the trademark signature line.

As for his new beer of choice: UN-shaken Heineken—the new long neck variety of bottles, of course.

“007, what took you so long? I got into some deep water.”

Great dialogue, dames and danger and a double twist ending that I didn’t see coming.

Suffice it to say it involves M and Moneypenny‘s futures. Even Gareth Mallory‘s character plays heavily into Bond’s future.

So what about it?

You’ll have to wait until 2016 for the next round.

SKYFALL, also starring Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris and Albert Finnie, opens today (Thursday) exclusively only on large formatted premium screens like those of IMAX, then everywhere on Friday.

Two hours and 23 minutes of James Bond’s SKYFALL, raising 4 out of 5 controlling fingers.

JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings at 6:40 a.m. on KMBZ Fm & Am / Also anytime on Time Warner Cable’s K.C. ON DEMAND, Channel 411 / And throughout Nebraska on NEBRASKA ON DEMAND.

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10 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: Bond Down, Resurrection Guaranteed!

  1. Craig Glazer says:

    Wow Jack with Craig being over 50, the next Bond is 4 years out…I guess he stays in the role at least one more time? Why the long delay…I’d think maybe 2014? Sounds like big fun…we need it..good review…still where is Sean Connery? I guess he has retired for good from all acting…the man must be late 70’s by now or more…he was so good, at everything he did. Even DISNEY’S “DARBY O’GILE AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE” …film days long gone…

    • jack p. says:

      Hey Greg,
      Four years is what they’re saying right now. But that could certainly change— especially considering the huge opening the film has already enjoyed throughout Europe where it opened a couple of weeks ago.
      And don’t forget it took four years from Daniel Craig’s last Bond outing to this new one. “QUANTOM OF SOLICE” opened in 2008!

  2. shecky says:

    Jeebus, Glazer. Daniel Craig is not over fifty. Are you ever right about anything?

    • Skeptic says:

      Craig creates “facts” to fit his distorted reality as he does in all his driveling. i.e.; This is what I think so it must be true and everyone agrees.
      BTW, Daniel Craig is only 44.

      • Craig Glazer says:

        OK so I missed it by a couple years, like you guys miss mine…on purpose…yeah I am stupid, lets see how my other stories all panned out…hmmm. Point was he isn’t a kid…thanks

        • Hot Carl says:

          We have seen how the majority of your stories pan out. That’s kind of the point Skeptic is making. You have got to be the most dim-witted boob on the entire planet.

          • Craig Glazer says:

            Really, I thought you and your boyfriend, Super Dave were. My mistake…when have you two men been right? Let me think…NEVER…so far…hating on me won’t solve your life problems, get help…just be who you are.

    • admin says:

      You’re right, shecky.

      Craig is 44. Craig gets a little out of sorts when he has to double and triple up on his fingers and toes

  3. Hot Carl says:

    So now Glazer is resorting to calling people gay? Hearne, it’s nice to see you’re employing not just a dim-witted boob but a homophobic, dim-witted boob.

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