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Skyfall is the 23rd instalment of the longest-running film franchise of all time, the James Bond series. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road), this action-packed film is a culmination of everything that makes 007 great, along with nods to the humour found in previous films. James Bond (Daniel Craig) finds his loyalty to M (Judi Dench) tested as her past returns to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack from a cyber-terrorist, 007 must do everything it takes to track down the threat. Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) is superb as the sinister villain, Raoul Silva, and as the film unfolds you discover his dark past. - A.D.from£7.50 | RRP:
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Average Rating for Skyfall [Blu-ray] - 4 out of 5
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Skyfall [Blu-ray]Paul Schofield
I believe this 'cools-off' a little from other Bond films, but as usual has some great special effects, on the edge of your seat moments to retain the viewers anxious hopes of 'will he survive' and has a good story although it is a little dullish in places losing a little lustre! I'm a keen Bond fan and recommend this a great family viewing film that continues with the English hero albeit a little worn around the edges!
Skyfall [Blu-ray]Robert Lucas
Let it reign
It's been publicized within an inch of its life, even turning up at the Olympic Games! James Bond is Britain's pride and this is the year where we stand proud, so the real question is, will this be a royal flush or a skyfail?
You know for the last 2 Bond films people have been somewhat perturbed, in many opinions Bond has lost a step, without his gadgets and gizmos and Moneypenny's and Q's it just doesn't feel the same for some. Personally, I've maintained this is a new Bond, a 20th century Bond, one that has restarted the series from the base up, so with all that in mind, why is Q in the movie?
It would be fair to say that this is the Bond film Bond fans have been waiting for, and it knows it. From the opening shot we are shown James in a different light, in a new way, and it just makes him all the more interesting to watch. Gone is the man who loved Vespa in Casino Royal and seeked vengeance for her in Quantum Of Solace, in Skyfall stands a man who womanises and holds no regrets, this is the Bond of old, the one we have always known. But somehow he still maintains the restraint and reserves that his predecessors lacked; this James Bond is a true man of mystery.
It would be easy to say that Skyfall is Ambitious, anyone who has seen the trailer could tell you that, but I don't mean it in the way that is gathered from the 2 minutes of movie from the trailer. No, I mean it in a totally different way all together. Skyfall is ambitious because it takes it's time, because it's more story than action. Skyfall is adventurous because it shows us a weakened and aged Bond; and because it's not his story! Skyfall is all about M, it is her story, however Bond is intricately weaved and entangled in it. That is obvious from the outset of the film, where we see James Bond get shot (told you it was ambitious), but he comes back, he can't escape her.
This is the main thrust of the central villain to the movie Silva, he is from M's past, he is one of the spies, and he once was M's favourite (as Bond is now). What's impressive about Silva is that rarely have I seen on screen a man who embodies such evil, so quickly. He is created and carved to be hated, and he truly succeeds in it. Right from the first moment we see him, we hate him.
Another man who succeeds in Skyfall is Sam Mendes who's previous work screams out for him to never make a Bond film, however when you are as capable as Mendes you can do anything. To the party Mendes brings perfection and inventiveness, he brings intelligence and refinement, he brings the boldness to hold a camera shot on a villain for a prolong amount of time, to kill off a heroine without warning, to shoot Bond, to let Bond cry. Mendes has the will to shot it and the precision to make it look perfect always.
Unlike all other Bond films before, Skyfall's action isn't substantial but it is satisfying, in this movie, Bond is the man a step behind, he is the dinosaur! Ironically there are many, many comparison's I could draw with The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall, for example both the hero and villain come from the same place, they are both different interpretations of the same person. I suppose what I'm trying to say is, this is The Dark Knight of Bond films.
I think out of all the cast, (and let me be clear, they are all phenomenal, I truly can't imagine another man portraying James Bond apart from Craig now) the real stand out member is Ben Whishaw who not so long ago was shooting Daniel Craig in Layer Cake, and now as Q he is supplying James with the weapons to kill others. You have to love the irony.
Totally different to every Bond before it, single handedly redefining it's own genre, and doing it all in style. After 3 films of waiting, this is the James Bond we all know, returned.
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