Skyfall (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Thriller


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James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.


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24 October 2012 | Avianon
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| A good anniversary Bond
This is one of the better Bond movies as I see it. The directing is excellent, as is the cinematography and music. Javier Bardem is great as a baddie, though he could have used a bit more background. He is over the top, but it suits the genre. In comparison, we get more background for Bond and M.

The plot is good and has a good flow to it, though the movie feels ever so slightly bloated in the beginning and the end. The action is well paced and free of annoying shaky-cam work. The dialogue is witty (more so than usual), though too much of the good stuff is given away in the trailer. It definitely feels less of a Jason Bourne movie than the last two.

Location-wise, Skyfall spends more time in Britain than any other in the series as far as I can recall. I like this change and it's nice to see more of MI6.

In all it's well worth watching and a great Bond movie.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Bond's line to Miss Eve Moneypenny, "Don't touch your ear", is the second time he has instructed a fellow operative to not give away his or her mission, the first time being in Casino Royale (2006), in the opening chase sequence that went awry, when the operative did just that, alerting their prey to their presence.


Quotes

James Bond: Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
M: Where is it? Is it there?
James Bond: Hard drives gone.
M: You sure?
James Bond: It's gone. Give me a minute.
M: They must have it! Get after them!
James Bond: I'm stabilizing Ronson.
M: We don't have the time!
James Bond: I have to stop the bleeding!
M: Leave him!


Goofs

Both Silva and Bond slide down the center escalator divider in the chase in the tube station. This would not be possible since, on the London Underground, there are protruding metal discs at regular intervals to prevent exactly this behavior.


Crazy Credits

Bond's traditional shot towards the camera, seen through the barrel of a gun, is placed at the end of this, film rather than the beginning. After the blood stops dripping, the James Bond 50th Anniversary logo appears with the words "James Bond will return," below it.


Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video.


Soundtracks

Boum
Music by
Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of Capitol Music, a division of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Thriller

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