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  • Writer's pictureRustin Petrae

My Review of: Skyfall


I recently went and watched the James Bond movie Skyfall. I wasn't overly thrilled with it. It was packed full of action, like almost every Bond film ever made, but it seemed to be lacking a lot of the usual Bond elements. Awesome gadgets. Cool, sophisticated personality. Cool cars. All the usual stuff.

***SPOILER***

They give him a gun that responds only to his palm print and a radio locator. Not very impressive if you ask me.

Things I did like:

I do like the new Bond, Daniel Craig. He seems like a more realistic Bond than the others. I also liked the new atmosphere of the movie. It looked less cheesy and had a lot more realism added to it. I liked that he was James Bond but there were times in the movie where he failed. It also adds to the realism. You can't win them all every time. And finally, I liked almost the entire beginning sequence of the movie.

Things I didn't like:

Of course. No gadgets. It's James Bond. He needs cooler stuff. That includes cooler cars, and not just adding in an awesome car at the very end of the movie to where it looks more like an afterthought than anything else. I hated (HATED) the villain. That was a creepy, sadistic dude, sure, but he was about as un-Bond as you can get. He just didn't really feel like he belonged in that movie at all (although it was pretty cool when he pulled out his top teeth. That did seem pretty Bond-esque). ***SPOILER*** I liked the beginning sequence of where he got shot and thrown from the train. That was unexpected definitely, but what I didn't like was that he came back to MI6 willingly and then didn't really act like being shot by your own team, ordered by someone you trusted, was a big deal at all. It seems to me that a real person would hold some pretty lasting grudges. I also wasn't a big fan of the time errors in the movie. M (played by Judi Dench) was in Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan playing James Bond, but Skyfall made it seem like it's timeline was before the previous movies. If that were so, then why ***SPOILER*** did she die in Skyfall. That totally negates the previous movies. I also wasn't a real huge fan of the fact that the title didn't make sense the entire movie until the very end.

That's my thoughts on Skyfall.

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