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?
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.
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…
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.
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