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Skyfall Review

Skyfall Review (Skyfall Movie Poster)

Skyfall Review (Skyfall Movie Poster)

Rating: 3.5/5 stars (Three-and-a-half stars)

Star Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw.

What’s Good: Javier Bardem as the tantalizing baddie; Bond at his best; some electrifying action.

What’s Bad: The repetitiveness in some parts; some convenient escapes; the forced back story for Bond.

Loo Break: None.

Watch or Not?: Chase sequences, the stiff Brit humour, the ladies swoon into his arms: Bond is back with a nemesis who’s deviously destructive. Don’t miss this one.

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Being ‘Bond’ is a double-edged sword. If you miss a beat, you become one of the forgotten MI6 gun slingers. But if you do make the cut, you make history like Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan. Daniel Craig is almost there.

For the familiar and the unfamiliar, Ian Fleming’s Bond is back on the silver screen in its 50th year. Bond (Daniel Craig) is on the chase of an assassin in Istanbul who has hacked the identities of secret agents and relentlessly follows him in a car, motorbike and on a train. In a desperate bid to get the assassin, M (Judi Dench) orders a blind shot in which Bond gets the bullet. Physically and emotionally hurt, Bond lays low as everyone in MI6 assumes him dead.

The villain starts revealing the cover of the secret agents and blows up the MI6 headquarters. This forces Bond out of his early retirement, but the gunshot and his drinking make him more of a liability. Yet, M puts him back on the case and Bond finds himself in Shanghai and London chasing the assassin while enjoying the company of some beautiful ladies (Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris).

Finally, Bond comes face-to-face to his nemesis: the ex-agent Silva (Javier Bardem) who’s an evil genius, psychopath and deliciously devious. Bond manages to capture Silva and presents him before M. The more Silva reveals about himself and his history with M and the MI6, the deeper the plot gets. And Silva will go to any lengths to get back at M.

The rest of the movie reveals more of Bond’s history, Silva’s desperation to get M and more…

Skyfall Review (Skyfall Movie Stills)

Daniel Craig (Skyfall Movie Stills)

Skyfall Review: Script Analysis

Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan revive Ian Fleming’s Bond very well, but there’s something that just doesn’t tick. Bond is suave, sexy, brooding and witty, yet you want him to be subtler and smoother.

The script has enough chases and twists to keep you on the edge of your seat, yet there are times when it gets too convenient. The whole tragic childhood of Bond also seem a bit forced. The Bond girls are just for show. Other characterizations, and the ending, have been well written.

Skyfall Review: Star Performances

Daniel Craig is smooth as James Bond (if only you could not compare him to his excellent predecessors!). Judi Dench is elegant as M. Javier Bardem couldn’t have done better as the oily, crafty and bitter Silva. He brings out the brilliance and an unnatural fiendishness in his character. Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe get little space as the Bond girls. Ben Whishaw is dapper as Q.

Skyfall Review: Direction, Editing & Technical Aspects

Sam Mendes has big boots to fill and almost does so. There are brilliant parts of the movie but also ones that are lazy and make you roll your eyes. The chase sequences, fights and underwater struggle are captivating. Roger Deakins’ cinematography is eye-catching. Stuart Baird’s editing is sharp and Thomas Newman’s music is very good. There are a few smart references to previous movies of the franchise with the stunning Aston Martin DB5. The special effects are superb.

Skyfall Review: The Last Word

Skyfall has everything going for it with the machines, action, baddies, Bond and the ladies. You might be a tad let down if you keep the previous movies as a benchmark though.

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Skyfall released on 1st November, 2012.

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10 Comments

  • babuata
    1 year ago | Reply

    gooood movies…

  • ataul babu ata
    1 year ago | Reply

    good action movies….better but not best …..

  • ataul babu ata
    1 year ago | Reply

    Comment

  • judi bola
    1 year ago | Reply

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  • pawan
    2 years ago | Reply

    actullay who rate this moive.probally our massal bollywood fan. Please rate it again 5/5.do u know it have got exlent rating from rotton tomatoes.

  • Rajesh Saini
    2 years ago | Reply

    BOND ,JEMS BOND

  • SUNIL DASWANEY
    2 years ago | Reply

    SAW “SKYFALL” TODAY.THE GOOD OL’ JAMES BOND MOVIES
    HAD:
    1.JAMES BOND BEING COOL, CALM AND SUAVE ALL OF THE TIME WITH GREAT ONE-LINERS ESPECIALLY WHEN HE’S IN DANGER.
    2.FANCY GADGETS
    3.PRETTY GIRLS
    4.SCENIC LOCALES
    5.A REASONABLY DECENT STORY LINE
    6.BOND WALKING AND SHOOTING IN THE CAT’S EYE WHICH THEN BEGINS TO BLEED BLOOD
    7.A VERY LIKEABLE MIDDLE-AGED TO OLD ACTOR PLAYING “Q”
    8.A GLAMOROUS AND STYLISH VILLAIN.
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    THIS MOVIE HAD NONE OF THOSE.BASED ON THE LACK OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED THIS MOVIE WAS A MASSIVE MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT.IF THIS WAS NOT A JAMES BOND MOVIE I WOULD HAVE RATED IT AVERAGE AT BEST.
    DANIEL CRAIG IS AN EXCELLENT ACTOR BUT HE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE ANGRY AND BROODING AND IS NEVER EVER CHIRPY.A VERY VERY YOUNG GUY PLAYING “Q”WAS REALLY DISHEARTENING.AFTER “CASINO ROYALE”WHICH WAS AN EXCELLENT MOVIE WE HAVE GOTTEN 2 HORRIBLE MOVIES IN “QUANTAM OF SOLACE”AND “SKYFALL”GOSH,HOW I MISS MISS MISS THE DAYS OF “GOLDFINGER”AND OTHERS.

  • 2 years ago | Reply

    You have replace the hero daniel for better performance

  • Adnan
    2 years ago | Reply

    Bond, james bond. Ths wrds explain evrythng.

  • paresh hadiya
    2 years ago | Reply

    very nice movie supeb Daniel Craig 007

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