Sunday, November 11, 2012
My Review of Skyfall
James Bond is Back and better then ever! The franchise has now been around now for 50 years and I must say I was super excited for this movie, and I was very happy to see all the positive buzz and great reviews, especially after the last installment in the Bond Trilogy, "Quantum of Solace", which I was not a fan of at all! But I can honestly say "Skyfall" makes up for that gap.
"Skyfall" begins with an amazing opening sequence/chase scene, as the Bond movies always do. Those scenes are always usually great, and this one was to. After this scene, Bond is accidentally shot by another agent (Naomie Harris), while fighting someone on a moving train. He then falls into the river below and everyone presumes he's dead, but it turns out he's not, months later he turns up because he found out the hard drive he was after while fighting on the train got into the hands of Silva (played by Javier Badam). He then gets comes out of retirement to try to stop Silva. I must say though, the movie is mostly about Bond and M's (played by Judi Dench) relationship.
The movie's story was really good, it was divided pretty evenly between dialogue and action, and in all of those scenes I was quite interested. But it's the action that really steals the show! Most of the action scenes were completely awesome, and it was pretty much action packed from the opening chase scene, all the way to the epic ending, and I must say the ending was quite unpredictable!
After all of the that came the famous opening credits sequence, and as usual it was really cool. It also included the film's title song by Adele, who I thought performed the song amazingly and I'm so glad they chose her to do the song for the movie. Wonderful choice!
The whole cast in the movie does fantastic! Daniel Craig is probably one of my favorites out of the people that have played James Bond. Judi Dench also gave another fantastic performance, it was actually her seventh time playing the character M. Also in the cast you have Javier Bardem, who I think is my all-time favorite Bond villain, he was just very evil and did a great job! Ralph Fiennes (a.k.a Voldemort) even gave a good performance as Gareth. So obviously, I have nothing but good things to say about the whole cast!
Another thing I truly loved about this movie is all the classic Bond references. Since it's the 50th anniversary of Bond they decided to throw some in! I won't spoil any of them for you! But you will know what the references are when you see them, and I found most of them brilliantly executed.
I also loved the AMAZING Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Most of the camera angles/shots in this movie are incredibly impressive!
The only problem I had with "Skyfall" is that at times the movie did drag on a bit and the movie could have been like 10 minutes shorter, but in the long run, it isn't that big of a deal.
Overall, "Skyfall" is a very entertaining and a very impressive installment in the Bond trilogy, although, I can't say it's as good as "Casino Royale". I can say it's one of the better and more sophisticated action films of 2012 and is truly a great movie, that is definitely worth seeing in theaters! It really is no surprise to me this movie had the biggest Bond opening weekend ever, and after seeing "Skyfall", I'm so excited to see what's next for Bond....James Bond.
Verdict: 4.5 out of 5
I did see this movie in IMAX, and I would recommend seeing it in that, because it just makes the movie all the more awesome, and I must say its very high quality in IMAX. So in other words it's not fake IMAX.