007 – Skyfall


Being British James Bond is in your blood, and in fact the very fact you hold a British passport means that you are duty bound to see all James Bond films as soon as possible after they have been released.

Fortunately enough I managed to see the latest adventures of the 007 MI6 agent last night, a few days after its release.

As with all of James Bond adventures, there is quite a bit of anticipation as to whether it will be the best one yet, what will the story line be, who will be the Bond girls, and what toys/cars will Bond have at his disposal.

Due to the fact that Skyfall’s plot is crucial to your enjoyment of it (since the makeup of subsequent Bond films will be affected), I am not going to mention anything by way of the plot, and instead mentioned a few things which I liked, and a few things which I didn’t like.

What did I like, well firstly the cast, Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench are simply outstanding. Craig develops on his interpretation of his character this time by coming across as a more cheeky, more rebellious MI6 agent than his predecessors, which in turn allows for a few comedic moments. Dench also makes her position as M known as she takes her seventh role seriously and on many occasions acting as the mother-in-law figure protecting her department from ministers. The storyline was good, although perhaps rushed through a bit, as was the soundtrack.

However that is where the good things seemed to end. Firstly Bond cars, non-existent, Bond girls are non-existent, gadgets from Q are almost non-existent and action scenes whilst healthy in number, short lived and not as exciting/action packed as you would expect from this kind of blockbuster.

So all in all, I did enjoy the latest Bond film, however if you do see it, you will understand what I mean when I say that I am looking forward to the next adventure of 007 more than I was before. Its a film that has to be seen, however in my opinion, it was not the best Bond film ever made, nor was it the best Bond film that featured Daniel Craig.

Overall, good but not great, however all those are British are duty bound to see it anyway.

Overall, good but not great, however all those are British are duty bound to see it anyway.