PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Since Dr. No (1962), this is only the second time in the Bond franchise where three new cast members, playing recurring characters, have been introduced simultaneously in the same movie. In GoldenEye (1995), three new cast members were introduced in three recurring roles. They were Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Dame Judi Dench as M, and Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny. In this movie, there are also three, they are Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Naomie Harris as Miss Eve Moneypenny. In The Living Daylights (1987), two new cast members, playing recurring characters, were introduced, Timothy Dalton as James Bond and Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny.
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!
When Bond runs out of the London Underground Station, he is covered in dust. The dust is still there when he runs into the Houses of Parliament and still there when he drives off with M. Yet the dust has disappeared when Bond and M find the Aston Martin. There was no time to clean up the dust since he was driving.
The opening credits feature Bond periodically shooting at targets, Shanghai dragons, Silva's skull logo, and the Skyfall mansion from which Bond's eyes stare out. At the end of the credits, the sky is seen falling upon the mansion.
In the European theatrical release, BBC journalist Huw Edwards presents a news report about the attack on MI6's HQ that prompts Bond to come back from the dead. In the North American release, CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer presents it instead.
English, Turkish, Shanghainese, Portuguese, Japanese
$88,364,714 11 November 2012