It's the 50th anniversary of Bond, James Bond gracing our movie
screens, and you might think the old chap would be showing a little
gray hair and old age. Oh no, Siree!!!!! Skyfall is one of the
best Bond movies ever and makes me feel like the whole franchise has
been given a new shot of vitality and vigor.
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond, and his recent mission in Turkey
has been a complete disaster. A fellow MI6 spy has been attacked, a
computer hard drive containing information about every undercover agent
around the globe has been stolen, and, while attempting to get it back,
Bond is shot and presumed dead. Talk about having a rough day at the
Will Bond return from his "death" and resume his duty to the crown?
Will he be up to the task?
Can he stop this mad man who is focused on destroying MI6 and M (Judi
Skyfall is the perfect 50th anniversary
celebration of everything Bond, and stands out as one of the greatest
Bond movies ever made. It's my favorite movie of the year, so far.
The brilliance of Skyfall comes from the perfect melding of old
Bond and new Bond. On one hand, this is a spectacular action film with
a straight forward story and plot. Everyone can understand a villain
whose goal is revenge. It's so much more understandable than what we
have seen in past Bond films, and gives younger people or just anyone
who is not familiar with the totality of James Bond a great action film
However, Skyfall also celebrates everything we love about Bond
from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, from Connery to
Lazenby to Moore to Dalton to Brosnan (Ok, maybe not so much Dalton,
but you can't leave anyone out). It was enough to have me giggling with
glee several times during the movie as something is brought up from the
All of the iconic imagery, characters, attitude and more are weaved
into the fabric of Skyfall. I feel like it's one of the few
Bond movies to acknowledge the previous films before it, which is why
longtime fans will be jumping up and down for joy as director Sam
Mendes brings back some Bond history we all love and in ways that help
enhance the picture.
Best of all, the writing team of Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John
Logan beautifully tie in overarching themes and ideas into Skyfall.
The bare bones of the movie is about catching a villain, but Bond and M
both are struggling with the fear of losing a step, getting older,
being pushed aside by a new generation or being out of touch with the
modern world. It adds a different kind of depth that we haven't seen in
Bond movies before. It's a romp and a cerebral inspiration.
Skyfall is the movie you have to see.
Skyfall is rated PG-13 for intense violent
sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking.