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Review: Skyfall

Nov. 5, 2012by: Chris Bumbray

PLOT: After being badly wounded on an assignment and presumed dead, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is living a quiet life in exile- spending most of his time hanging out on the beach, sleeping with the local ladies, and drinking himself into oblivion. He's roused out of his rut by news of an attack on MI6- courtesy of a baddie called Silva (Javier Bardem) with a grudge against M (Judi Dench).

REVIEW: Now THIS is the follow-up to CASINO ROYALE we've all been waiting for! Despite the incredible buzz, I tried to remain cautiously optimistic walking into SKYFALL. I've been a Bond fan ever since New Year's Eve 1989- when, as an eight year old, my dad let me stay up late to watch THUNDERBALL on ABC. Scratch that- I'm more of a Bond fanatic than a mere fan. The way some of you get about Marvel, DC, STAR TREK, or whatever else is the way I feel about 007 and the major link I have to the world of fandom. Suffice to say, I was going to be a demanding audience for SKYFALL, especially after the bitter taste left in my mouth by QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

Yet- despite being one of those fans that are sometimes impossible to please, I can honestly say that SKYFALL, to me anyways, is the ideal Bond film and one of the best films in the fifty-year life of the Eon franchise. Like CASINO ROYALE, it's a thoroughly modern take on the character, but one that's very true to it's roots (I can imagine Ian Fleming being quite pleased with it- although minus a Ouija board that's probably impossible to say for certain).

In the hands of Sam Mendes, SKYFALL does away with a lot of the things that rubbed fans the wrong way about QOS. In the action department, he wisely dials it down. A bunch of huge action set-pieces back to back is empty spectacle. A few thoughtful ones spread out in a way that allows a good story to develop, as it does here- is perfection. The biggest action sequence is probably the first, in the Istanbul-set pre-credits sequence, involving a rooftop chase which is like the parkour sequence in CASINO ROYALE but with motorbikes, followed by a big fight on-top of speeding train. From there, Mendes eases us back into the world of 007, re-introducing us to Craig's darker, more human take on the character. This portion of the film is capped off by a really well written re-training sequence which, for probably the first time in the franchise's history- proves that Bond is a human being and capable of being run down emotionally and physically.

Here, we're introduced to a new 21st Century “Q”, as played by Ben Whislaw, who- sporting a cardigan, a skinny tie and a mop of hair is just as much the antithesis of Bond as the late, great Desmond Llewelyn was back in his day. Ralph Fiennes also makes a strong impression as a conscientious higher-up from MI6, named Mallory, who takes issue with M's crass disregard for the safety of her own agents and brutal methods- which are all but defined by Bond.

The second chunk of the film takes Bond to China, and here, SKYFALL is almost retro, paying homage to all of the things that made the series great- with a colorful villain, a cool lair, gorgeous locations, and even more gorgeous ladies- in the guise of Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine, who has a memorable rendezvous with 007 in the shower. What makes this section of the film really shine is the incredible photography by Roger Deakins, with a gorgeous, almost avant-garde fight scene set in a Shanghai skyscraper that's one of the few truly original looking action scenes I've seen in a Hollywood movie for some time.

About an hour into the film, we're finally introduced to Javier Bardem as Silva- and yes, the buzz is correct in that Bardem is truly one of the best ever Bond-baddies- and certainly deserves an honest-to-goodness Oscar campaign, with him being easily as memorable here as he was in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. I don't want to give too much away about him- as that would spoil the fun of the movie, but his introduction is a classic, with Mendes' giving us a static long shot that gradually moves in as Bardem gets closer to us- settling in on a close-up. It's startling, and sets the tone for the last hour or so of the film, which takes a bold departure from the formula.

It's this section of the film that's going to get people talking, and without giving anything away- I will say that it's unlike anything ever done before in the series, but- to me anyways, that's what makes it great. By this point, SKYFALL has already delivered everything a fan could possibly want from a Bond film, but now- it gives you something a little different, leading to one of the best finales in Bond history and a strong starting point for the next stage of the Craig-Bond franchise.

As for the man himself, Daniel Craig is great as always, and he seems to be relishing the strong dialogue courtesy of new screenwriter John Logan (who shares credit with Bond stalwarts Robert Wade and Neal Purvis). Truly, Craig is a new Bond for a new generation- and he absolutely owns the part (although Sean is still my favorite, and likely always will be). Judi Dench has her most substantial role yet in the series- with her almost being a second lead. Albert Finney also has a gem of a part later in the film as a grouchy, shotgun packing Scottish groundskeeper from Bond's past (almost a pseudo-Alfred) in a role that I'm almost certain must have been written for Sean Connery (it would have been a really great way for him to cap off his amazing career).

The only area SKYFALL comes up short is probably the babe department, as there's not really any official “Bond girl”, with Naomie Harris as the flirty Eve not really having enough screen time for that. Alas, at an already jam-packed 143 minutes, it would have felt tacked-on. I know, I know- no official Bond girl in a Bond movie? Usually I'd be up in arms, but this isn't your typical Bond.

A lot of people are comparing SKYFALL to THE DARK KNIGHT and yes, the similarities are there. Heck, a scene where Dench reads a passage from Tennyson that's superimposed over an angry Silva loading a gun in a car as the London skyline is reflected in his window seems like it would have been right at home in a Nolan movie. But- even so, Mendes puts his own distinct stamp on the franchise and I hope he can be encouraged to come back for more. Along with ace 2nd unit director Alexander Witt (who also shot CASINO ROYALE), Mendes eschews the BOURNE-clone motif of QUANTUM, going for a more traditional approach, with long takes in the fight-scenes (no quick cutting whatsoever) and clear, easily discernible action scenes. Hallelujah. Mendes regular Thomas Newman is also on-hand to shake things up a bit, taking over scoring duties from David Arnold, and his score is the series' best in a long time (possibly since the John Barry days) with the Bond theme getting a lot of play after mostly sitting out the last two films. Meanwhile, the theme song by Adele is one of the best ever- and the credits, have a nice retro-Maurice Binder style feel, which I loved.

Suffice to say, I was absolutely floored by SKYFALL. Certainly, Bond fans have to walk in with an open mind, as this is not your typical installment. You know how in the old days of the franchise it seemed like the films either followed the FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE prototype or the GOLDFINGER prototype? This one, after a long absence, features the FRWL variety. The result? One of the best Bond movies ever.

Source: JoBlo.com

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11:01AM on 11/17/2012
Good movie, but my only real gripe is I wish there had been more to Silva's plot then just to kill M. In previous Bond movies, there's usually a lot more at stake, but in Skyfall the stakes got lowered as the movie progressed, rather than the other way around. Other then that, good movie.

Oh and I really wished they'd show how exactly Silva escaped from the detention cell, but I guess we just have to accept he can magically break out and kill the armed guards.
Good movie, but my only real gripe is I wish there had been more to Silva's plot then just to kill M. In previous Bond movies, there's usually a lot more at stake, but in Skyfall the stakes got lowered as the movie progressed, rather than the other way around. Other then that, good movie.

Oh and I really wished they'd show how exactly Silva escaped from the detention cell, but I guess we just have to accept he can magically break out and kill the armed guards.
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3:26PM on 11/12/2012

10/10 this is not

It was a great film, but there were some weird story issues: SPOILERS!!!
1. Bond was told the depleted uranium bullet could have "cut him in half", but he's hit in the shoulder and is still functional.
2. When Bond was shot off the train by his partner. Did he have a vest? Why wasn't he killed... much less by the waterfall drop.
3. The motorbike, Javier's face, and the komodo dragons were done with very bad CGI.
4. There was some unintentionally funny moments with Javier Bardem that should
It was a great film, but there were some weird story issues: SPOILERS!!!
1. Bond was told the depleted uranium bullet could have "cut him in half", but he's hit in the shoulder and is still functional.
2. When Bond was shot off the train by his partner. Did he have a vest? Why wasn't he killed... much less by the waterfall drop.
3. The motorbike, Javier's face, and the komodo dragons were done with very bad CGI.
4. There was some unintentionally funny moments with Javier Bardem that should have come off serious but had the audience giggling.
5. The sex trade chick death was a little strange. Not sure if she got shot in the head or fainted or what (obviously she was killed).
9/10 for sure. But not a "perfect" movie.
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10:02AM on 11/07/2012

Spoiler on why i don't think its 10/10

This might contain spoilers, so please don't read unless you've seen Skyfall.

But this is the reason why I think its more 7 or 8 out of 10.




* Like MikL said the cgi is poor especially when they are on the motorbikes in turkey and the komodo dragons.
* Shouting at Turkish people to get out of the way in English, if this was a Bourne Movie it would have been said in Turkish
* Bond gets shot in the shoulder with a uranium bullet and carries on like normal
* Bond falls into the
This might contain spoilers, so please don't read unless you've seen Skyfall.

But this is the reason why I think its more 7 or 8 out of 10.




* Like MikL said the cgi is poor especially when they are on the motorbikes in turkey and the komodo dragons.
* Shouting at Turkish people to get out of the way in English, if this was a Bourne Movie it would have been said in Turkish
* Bond gets shot in the shoulder with a uranium bullet and carries on like normal
* Bond falls into the river after getting shot, the fall must have been over 100 feet.
* Bond cuts out the fragments of the uranium bullet (weeks later) to analyze.
* Q school boy error when he links Silva's laptop directly into the M16 network
* The comparison of Batman and Home Alone
* I'm sure there is more that I have missed out, but its getting late. If I've missed anything, please let me know.

Before you all hit me with thumbs down, I enjoyed the movie, but just stating my reasons for not giving it 10/10. Also I'm a huge huge Bond/Connery fan, so its hard not to compare this film to Connery's films.
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11:59PM on 11/09/2012
While of course your opinion is completely valid, that just looks likes a series of nitpicks to me. Nothing of the sort that would, for me, drop a film's score down.
While of course your opinion is completely valid, that just looks likes a series of nitpicks to me. Nothing of the sort that would, for me, drop a film's score down.
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7:02PM on 11/06/2012

Spoiler on why i don't think its 10/10

This might contain spoilers, so please don't read unless you've seen Skyfall.

But this is the reason why I think its more 7 or 8 out of 10.




* Like MikL said the cgi is poor especially when they are on the motorbikes in turkey and the komodo dragons.
* Shouting at Turkish people to get out of the way in English, if this was a Bourne Movie it would have been said in Turkish
* Bond gets shot in the shoulder with a uranium bullet and carries on like normal
* Bond falls into the
This might contain spoilers, so please don't read unless you've seen Skyfall.

But this is the reason why I think its more 7 or 8 out of 10.




* Like MikL said the cgi is poor especially when they are on the motorbikes in turkey and the komodo dragons.
* Shouting at Turkish people to get out of the way in English, if this was a Bourne Movie it would have been said in Turkish
* Bond gets shot in the shoulder with a uranium bullet and carries on like normal
* Bond falls into the river after getting shot, the fall must have been over 100 feet.
* Bond cuts out the fragments of the uranium bullet (weeks later) to analyze.
* Q school boy error when he links Silva's laptop directly into the M16 network
* The comparison of Batman and Home Alone
* I'm sure there is more that I have missed out, but its getting late. If I've missed anything, please let me know.

Before you all hit me with thumbs down, I enjoyed the movie, but just stating my reasons for not giving it 10/10. Also I'm a huge huge Bond/Connery fan, so its hard not to compare this film to Connery's films.
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4:35PM on 11/06/2012

London Underground Commercial

The movie just didn't come off as a Bond Film for me. It seemed to be an overly long commercial for the London Underground / London with hints to Bond. There was a HomeAlone/A-Team construction montage at some point laying traps. I much preferred Casino Royale.
The movie just didn't come off as a Bond Film for me. It seemed to be an overly long commercial for the London Underground / London with hints to Bond. There was a HomeAlone/A-Team construction montage at some point laying traps. I much preferred Casino Royale.
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2:11PM on 11/06/2012

A perfect movie?? C'mon...

You guys throw 10/10 out there like they are going out of style...
You guys throw 10/10 out there like they are going out of style...
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8:37PM on 11/05/2012
Its James Bond! How can you not love James Bond?
However - Heineken... that is some serious bull shit! You could at least give him a gin martini!
Its James Bond! How can you not love James Bond?
However - Heineken... that is some serious bull shit! You could at least give him a gin martini!
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1:29PM on 11/06/2012
MANY people hated QoS, this movie had a lot riding on it.
MANY people hated QoS, this movie had a lot riding on it.
1:02PM on 11/05/2012
this is probably my favorite bond movie, alongside goldfinger & goldeneye. not perfect, but really, really good, and has a classic, vintage feel to it that i think is garnering these 8/9/10 out of 10 reviews
this is probably my favorite bond movie, alongside goldfinger & goldeneye. not perfect, but really, really good, and has a classic, vintage feel to it that i think is garnering these 8/9/10 out of 10 reviews
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11:25AM on 11/05/2012
6½ / 10
6½ / 10
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11:23AM on 11/05/2012

CGI

The cgi fucking sucks in this movie !!!!!! Really ! so disappointed :(
The cgi fucking sucks in this movie !!!!!! Really ! so disappointed :(
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7:17AM on 11/05/2012
10/10? IMAX ticket, here I come!
10/10? IMAX ticket, here I come!
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4:35AM on 11/05/2012

Bond back betterthan ever!!!!!

I had an absolute blast with skyfall or as I call it "The Best Bond Ever!!!". Everything from the acting, action setpieces, direction and story was done to perfection, Bardem's bond villian was a joy to watch and a perfect foil to Daniel Craig's Bond. Just to touch on what Jedd the Jedi said about it being for bond aficionados only is wrong as I took my wife who has never seen a bond film and she loved every single minute of it...
I had an absolute blast with skyfall or as I call it "The Best Bond Ever!!!". Everything from the acting, action setpieces, direction and story was done to perfection, Bardem's bond villian was a joy to watch and a perfect foil to Daniel Craig's Bond. Just to touch on what Jedd the Jedi said about it being for bond aficionados only is wrong as I took my wife who has never seen a bond film and she loved every single minute of it...
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2:25AM on 11/05/2012
I really enjoyed this one; I feel that this is clearly a movie best enjoyed by Bond aficionados. It’s less action-driven than one might expect a modern-day Bond film might to be, and is a love letter to Bond in commemoration of his 50 years onscreen – as such, more casual viewers just might feel just a teeny bit left out. This isn't the "saving the world" Bond - but I love the film for it; that it delivers a more personal and intimate story than we've really ever gotten (even more so than OHMSS
I really enjoyed this one; I feel that this is clearly a movie best enjoyed by Bond aficionados. It’s less action-driven than one might expect a modern-day Bond film might to be, and is a love letter to Bond in commemoration of his 50 years onscreen – as such, more casual viewers just might feel just a teeny bit left out. This isn't the "saving the world" Bond - but I love the film for it; that it delivers a more personal and intimate story than we've really ever gotten (even more so than OHMSS and Casino Royale), and it uses Judi Dench to her full potential in a rather M-centric plot. It doesn’t attempt to chuck out everything the older Bond movies are remembered for; instead teasing some of those elements and building upon them. By movie’s end, it seems as if the Daniel Craig-starring Bond movies have found their footing at last, having incorporated more classic motifs into their framework – and fans can toast their martinis to Bond’s sterling return. My friend said it best that the film deconstructs and reconstructs both post-Goldeneye Bond and post-Casino Royale Bond, "phrasing the familiar so unfamiliarly" - and it worked.
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12:27AM on 11/05/2012

wow

i still have yet to read a bad review for this film i think the lowest rating i've seen is 8/10 being a Bond fan for 27 years now i can't wait to see this on thursday
i still have yet to read a bad review for this film i think the lowest rating i've seen is 8/10 being a Bond fan for 27 years now i can't wait to see this on thursday
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1:40PM on 11/02/2012

Great review

If, like me, you're a bigger fan of From Russia With Love than Casino Royale - you'll love Skyfall. It's a dream come true for Bond fans. Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet: don't read anymore strikebacks or reviews. There are plenty of spoilers out there, even in the promo stuff.
If, like me, you're a bigger fan of From Russia With Love than Casino Royale - you'll love Skyfall. It's a dream come true for Bond fans. Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet: don't read anymore strikebacks or reviews. There are plenty of spoilers out there, even in the promo stuff.
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8:49AM on 11/01/2012
As a huge Bond fan,i feel very sad to say that
iam heavily
disappointed by Skyfall :'( Bond film's
climax in a house?!
WTF?!! Plot is also so simple with mediocre screenplay. Weakest Bond film in the recent two decades. Where is that Pierce Brosnan,Roger Moore kind of 'World saving' Bond?!
As a huge Bond fan,i feel very sad to say that
iam heavily
disappointed by Skyfall :'( Bond film's
climax in a house?!
WTF?!! Plot is also so simple with mediocre screenplay. Weakest Bond film in the recent two decades. Where is that Pierce Brosnan,Roger Moore kind of 'World saving' Bond?!
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9:15PM on 10/31/2012
10/10?? Really?? Come on!!! Casino Royale is still the best ''Craig era'' Bond movie until now. Sam Mendes, with a little help by Ralph and Judi, gave this film an 8. Just that.
10/10?? Really?? Come on!!! Casino Royale is still the best ''Craig era'' Bond movie until now. Sam Mendes, with a little help by Ralph and Judi, gave this film an 8. Just that.
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9:47PM on 10/28/2012
10 out of 10? Really? I guess I'll have to check it out then! Cool!
10 out of 10? Really? I guess I'll have to check it out then! Cool!
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9:25PM on 10/26/2012
Well with that review and that score, you've officially launched my expectations into the stratosphere. It probably won't live up to them, but I guess I don't care--I'm pumped.
Well with that review and that score, you've officially launched my expectations into the stratosphere. It probably won't live up to them, but I guess I don't care--I'm pumped.
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7:43PM on 10/26/2012

Counting down the days!

Being a Gen' X'er I grew on several things that were considered staples of my childhood. Star Wars, Arnold, and Grunge music. The other one being 007. And you knew there were certain events that were always a sure thing and just about every other year Bond was as a sure bet as the Olympics. Now granted they weren't all gold and I was actually more prone to the more serious and less campy Bond played by Timothy Dalton. Then Mr. Craig came along and blew my doors off with his performance and
Being a Gen' X'er I grew on several things that were considered staples of my childhood. Star Wars, Arnold, and Grunge music. The other one being 007. And you knew there were certain events that were always a sure thing and just about every other year Bond was as a sure bet as the Olympics. Now granted they weren't all gold and I was actually more prone to the more serious and less campy Bond played by Timothy Dalton. Then Mr. Craig came along and blew my doors off with his performance and Casino is one of my all time favorite movies. I have been deliriously awaiting Skyfall and after reading the review it sounds like it will have everything I've ever wanted in a Bond movie. Also, hearing today they plan to do the next two as an arc and film it back to back...well, in the words of Ron Simmons, DAMN!
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6:36PM on 10/26/2012

10/10??

unless you are hardcore biased it was not a 10/10.......heck i enjoyed casino royale more.

still, good film , good fun for sure!
unless you are hardcore biased it was not a 10/10.......heck i enjoyed casino royale more.

still, good film , good fun for sure!
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5:49PM on 10/26/2012
also heard this is the best Bond flick since Goldfinger, amazing that's still even remotely possible after 23 films, cannot wait to see this, tickets are pre-ordered!
also heard this is the best Bond flick since Goldfinger, amazing that's still even remotely possible after 23 films, cannot wait to see this, tickets are pre-ordered!
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3:12PM on 10/26/2012

Brilliant

Stunning photography throughout, the scenes in Shanghai and Macau are breathtaking. Excellent cast with a scene stealing Bardem (for those wondering about his face, watch the film). Once again Craig nails it and hopefully he's around for a long time to come.
All in all, a fantastic Bond, but not as good as Casino Royale,
Stunning photography throughout, the scenes in Shanghai and Macau are breathtaking. Excellent cast with a scene stealing Bardem (for those wondering about his face, watch the film). Once again Craig nails it and hopefully he's around for a long time to come.
All in all, a fantastic Bond, but not as good as Casino Royale,
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2:18PM on 10/26/2012
The ADHD editing of QoS was addressed negatively by so many people that it must've been inevitable for them to stay far away from it in Skyfall. Glad to hear it.

Seems like both The Bond series and Sam Mendes are back on track after a slip-up each; Qos and Away We Go respectively.
The ADHD editing of QoS was addressed negatively by so many people that it must've been inevitable for them to stay far away from it in Skyfall. Glad to hear it.

Seems like both The Bond series and Sam Mendes are back on track after a slip-up each; Qos and Away We Go respectively.
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1:51PM on 10/26/2012

hahahahahaha...

good one Chris, not even that dye job could give this a lesser score?
good one Chris, not even that dye job could give this a lesser score?
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1:07PM on 10/26/2012

awesome

BUT FOR THE N'TEENTH TIME...

WTF IS UP WITH JAVIERS FACE

IS IT FOR THE MOVIE OR DID THE DUDE GET PLASTY IRL

BUT FOR THE N'TEENTH TIME...

WTF IS UP WITH JAVIERS FACE

IS IT FOR THE MOVIE OR DID THE DUDE GET PLASTY IRL

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11:29AM on 10/29/2012
you will have to watch the movie to find out!
you will have to watch the movie to find out!
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10:04AM on 10/26/2012

10 out of 10?

I just saw this at my local cinema. It was a good and entertaining, but no way would I say this is 10 out of 10. Sorry fellas, but I wasn't utterly impressed with the intro and a few bits other bits in the movie, but heck this is just my opinion. Its certainly worth the watch.

I remember reading the review that it reminded them of Batman & Home Alone, which on reflections is pretty spot on. I personally give this 7 or 8 out of 10.

What I did love was the references to past bond films
I just saw this at my local cinema. It was a good and entertaining, but no way would I say this is 10 out of 10. Sorry fellas, but I wasn't utterly impressed with the intro and a few bits other bits in the movie, but heck this is just my opinion. Its certainly worth the watch.

I remember reading the review that it reminded them of Batman & Home Alone, which on reflections is pretty spot on. I personally give this 7 or 8 out of 10.

What I did love was the references to past bond films and I really liked the rapport between Ralph Fiennes character with Bond.
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8:52AM on 10/26/2012

Whatever Quantum of Solace did wrong, this one did right!

Skyfall owned me! It was a throwback to the more early Bonds like From Russian with Love. I still like Casino Royale the best (LOVE that movie to pieces) but Skyfall was near flawless, a MAJOR improvement over Quantum of Solace IMO. And that Adele song is perfect! Happy 50th 007!
Skyfall owned me! It was a throwback to the more early Bonds like From Russian with Love. I still like Casino Royale the best (LOVE that movie to pieces) but Skyfall was near flawless, a MAJOR improvement over Quantum of Solace IMO. And that Adele song is perfect! Happy 50th 007!
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6:55AM on 10/26/2012
Absolutely pumped for tonight!!!! Will read the review after the movie.
Absolutely pumped for tonight!!!! Will read the review after the movie.
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6:34AM on 10/26/2012
Can't.F#cking.Wait!
Can't.F#cking.Wait!
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11:21AM on 10/26/2012
I can't even read the review, I just saw the 10/10 :)
I can't even read the review, I just saw the 10/10 :)
2:14AM on 10/26/2012
A 10/10, yes! Will be seeing this tomorrow, and this glowing review has only made me even more excited. I love how it sounds like this film is the perfect fusion of Craig's grittier, harder Bond and retro-Bond, with the colourful villain, exotic locales and babes, and even a lair! Interesting to hear that Kleinman's opening credits have a Maurice Binder feel to them; looking forward to seeing that. Everything's coming up roses for Skyfall, it seems like it really is going to be one of the best,
A 10/10, yes! Will be seeing this tomorrow, and this glowing review has only made me even more excited. I love how it sounds like this film is the perfect fusion of Craig's grittier, harder Bond and retro-Bond, with the colourful villain, exotic locales and babes, and even a lair! Interesting to hear that Kleinman's opening credits have a Maurice Binder feel to them; looking forward to seeing that. Everything's coming up roses for Skyfall, it seems like it really is going to be one of the best, if not the very best, Bond.
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2:03AM on 10/26/2012

Yes!

Chris you may not know it but we are kindred spirits when it comes to Bond fandom, this is purposefully the only review I have read and it will be the only one I need. Bring on November 9th.
Chris you may not know it but we are kindred spirits when it comes to Bond fandom, this is purposefully the only review I have read and it will be the only one I need. Bring on November 9th.
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8:12AM on 10/26/2012
Thanks man! You're in for a treat.
Thanks man! You're in for a treat.
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1:58AM on 10/26/2012
Very much looking forward to this and so very thankful that it's a good movie. Not as huge a Bond fan, but I do enjoy the movies and I am glad this is something I can get excited about.
Very much looking forward to this and so very thankful that it's a good movie. Not as huge a Bond fan, but I do enjoy the movies and I am glad this is something I can get excited about.
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1:56AM on 10/26/2012

Fuck Yeah!!

I am there opening day!!
I am there opening day!!
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1:56AM on 10/26/2012
Only glanced through this review, but I'll be damned if this didn't have me quivering with excitement already! This looks to be another memorable Bond entry! Agghhh.... I wish I was in the UK right now!
Only glanced through this review, but I'll be damned if this didn't have me quivering with excitement already! This looks to be another memorable Bond entry! Agghhh.... I wish I was in the UK right now!
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1:43AM on 10/26/2012
Can't fucking wait
Can't fucking wait
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1:43AM on 10/26/2012
I had this ODD feeling that when I click on the link to read the review I'd see a 10/10. And voila. It is a 10/10. Should anything else be said? I'm sold.
I had this ODD feeling that when I click on the link to read the review I'd see a 10/10. And voila. It is a 10/10. Should anything else be said? I'm sold.
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1:37AM on 10/26/2012
10/10? Better than Cloud Atlas (8/10)? I will go out on a limb and say that I'll probably enjoy both of these two films tremendously, but if I had to choose, I'd probably watch Skyfall since I haven't read Cloud Atlas yet, not that I'd have to, since I enjoyed Forrest Gump without having read the book first, either (but have since).
10/10? Better than Cloud Atlas (8/10)? I will go out on a limb and say that I'll probably enjoy both of these two films tremendously, but if I had to choose, I'd probably watch Skyfall since I haven't read Cloud Atlas yet, not that I'd have to, since I enjoyed Forrest Gump without having read the book first, either (but have since).
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8:14AM on 10/26/2012
Apples and oranges. I highly recommend both. Obviously I preferred SKYFALL but CLOUD ATLAS is also well worth checking out.
Apples and oranges. I highly recommend both. Obviously I preferred SKYFALL but CLOUD ATLAS is also well worth checking out.
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1:25AM on 10/26/2012

10???!!!

I hope you're right.
I hope you're right.
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1:13AM on 10/26/2012
10/10...wow....

This didn't look that interesting to me, but I might have to check it out.
10/10...wow....

This didn't look that interesting to me, but I might have to check it out.
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