Skyfall (2012) – Encore Review 2


“[Bond stares at the porcelain bulldog statue on M’s desk]

“The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives.” – James Bond

“Your interior decorating tips have always been appreciated, 007.” – M

Number of Times Seen – 4 (31 Dec 2012, 21 Sep 2014, 21 Dec 2014 and 10 May 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – Both James Bond and M are pursued by their pasts and must try and find a way to stop their pasts from destroying everything that they have worked for in their careers.

My Take on it – The film does an amazing job keeping things so thrilling from start to finish.

Daniel Craig is back in the role of the super-spy James Bond and is able to make things feel so realistic in all that he does.

The story presented here once again does a great job expanding on the development of these characters as the viewer learns bit by bit information about their pasts.

The main villain of this film is great and quite ruthless and Javier Bardem does a superb job in this psychopathic performance.

the story moves along at a great pace and allows the viewer to stay on the edge of their seat throughout.

The way that Bond and the villain have a battle of wits throughout is so enjoyable to watch because it’s easy to see how they both are able to do as much planning of their moves beforehand as if they were in a master chess game.

The plot is filled with lots of surprises that continue to work even on subsequent viewings.

The way that things play out is so enjoyable to watch because the story stays quite engaging throughout.

the film deals so well with the idea of memories and revenge and how spies must suppress personal emotions and vendettas within their profession.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After receiving a personal invitation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II , Daniel Craig appeared as James Bond in promotion of this movie at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the games’ introductory video originally titled, “The Arrival”, but later known as “Happy and Glorious”. The Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth II pretend entertainment segment featured Craig as James Bond who meets with the Queen to escort her safely to the stadium. They are seen going to a helicopter, which flies along the Thames River to the cauldron, whereby stunt doubles then “skyfall” jumped out of the helicopters down to the awaiting ceremony to familiar James Bond music. The segment has been said to be the Queen’s first acting role. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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