REVIEW: Skyfall

It’s been four years since Daniel Craig graced our screens as Ian Flemming’s secret agent 007 and now he has finally returned.  Like Craig’s former Bond movies – Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace – Skyfall definitely lives up to the previous films and even manages to pull off some surprising plot twists.

The Plot
After an operation goes wrong, Bond is missing in action, presumed dead and a computer hard-drive containing the identities of undercover MI6 agents is stolen. Furthering from this failed operation, M, played by Dame Judi Dench, is under fire from the government for her part in the disastrous operation. Not to fear though, just as it looks things are about to get a whole lot worse, Bond resurfaces and with the help of the new, and very young, quarter-master (Ben Whishaw) he strikes back against villain Javier Bardem.

What I liked
Skyfall is packed with action, classic one-liners and has (in my opinion) one of the best Bond badies ever. Javier Bardem is brilliantly evil and faces off with Daniel Craig in his closest shave yet as James Bond. Also, unlike previous Bond movies, this film is fairly straightforward. Bad guy steals something, good guy goes after him, bad guy strikes back, good guy retaliates and it all leads up to a tremendous climax of action, excitement, suspense and very expensive SFX – the ending is pretty spectacular!

What I didn’t like
The film takes a while to get into the main plot however with 143 minutes to fill it’s understandable why they took their time setting up the story. There’s already been two more James Bond films announced since Skyfall’s release so surely they’re doing something right.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a great action movie and Skyfall definitely ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re a huge Bond fanatic or a complete 007 novice, Skyfall is a film everyone and will enjoy.


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