Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Skyfall

Skyfall, James Bond, movieI love James Bond. A lot. So you can imagine I was outstandingly excited for the lastest Bond, Skyfall, to come out. I went to see it at an pre-screening this past Thursday night. It was everything I had hoped it would be, and maybe more.

Whether you know James Bond well or not, most people know that this latest installment starring Daniel Craig has been a very different kind of Bond. It's darker. It starts Bond's story from when he became 007 (in Casino Royale) and develops the character and why he is the way he is. I also find they leave out some of the farcical James, and some of the cheese. These latest movies are also very intelligent. The third movie holds true to that. What I rather enjoyed, is that now that we are on movie number three, the story of the Bond we know and love is developing further! Certain characters have appeared for example. Another thing was this movie release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Bond. There are endless references (both subtle and not so subtle) to the previous Bond movies. I found that quite fun of course, but you can still enjoy the movie if these go over your head. I almost feel like a Bond geek because they all/most stuck out to me! (Who am I kidding, I'm totally a Bond geek)

So more on the movie. As one would expect it is a total action flick. As previously mentioned, it's so intelligent. The acting is also worth noting as it was incredible. There has never been a Bond actor that has been nominated (for their Bond performance), but I kind of think that might change. Javier Bardem... WOW! He was the villain and he was mind-blowing in my opinion. Another nomination I could see is Adele getting nominated for writing/performing the theme song. That's an easy prediction though. Bond songs have been nominated in the past, but maybe she'll be the first to win?

I can't possibly go on without giving more away - I highly recommend going to see it. It's outstanding and my love for James Bond is only stronger from it.

James Bond, Skyfall, movie
Me and James

1 comment:

  1. That picture of you and James is hilarious.

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