Skyfall

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Skyfall

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  • View Profile for Tyler DurdenTyler Durden

    "early word on Skyfall has it that it is one of the best Bond movies in its 50 year history" ------------------------------- I wish. It's easily one of the worst, and I paid good money to see 'Die Another Day' so I remember that disappoint well. I attended the preview of Skyfall on Wednesday in the Savoy, and was disappointed to say the least. What's worse, is that I was bored - and I'm a huge Bond fan. The final hour drags, and the denouement is a paint-by-numbers, cliched setup seriously unworthy of the Bond franchise. So, avoiding any spoilers whatsoever, a few thoughts: As the credits rolled, I was impressed: Bardem, Fiennes, Deakins, Baird, Newman, Logan, and Mendes. Alas, it was not to be, and unfortunately the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts. Craig is fine as 007, it's the plot, script and tone that lets him down. The plot is one of THE worst ever in Bond history, and I mean bad. It's weak. It's way too limited in scope. And it's painfully uninteresting. I cannot believe that Sam Mendes signed up as director upon the strength of this storyline. Perhaps it was the draw of Bond, and so, he committed to directorial duties with any script sight unseen. Bardem is fantastic, but severely underused (as is new Bond girl, Marlohe). While Dench is annoyingly curt throughout, and overused. As for the tone, it's a mishmash of espionage thriller coupled with a dry, stale overview of government policy (no, seriously), and The Office. Needless to say I was underwhelmed as to where the writers, producers and director decided to take Bond23. Carly Simon once sang "Nobody Does It Better", sadly, in today's competitive market of action, spy, heroes, stunts and humour, many others do, in fact, do it better. Far better. My rating: 2/5:. A superb opening sequence. Bardem. And a nice cameo from an old friend. And one final thought: I really miss Monty Norman's iconic theme from the Craig-era Bonds. Why not play it in its entirety at the most opportune moments? It barely features in Skyfall, and that is such a shame.

    Posted 11:12 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for BryceBryce

    This look really cool. The cinema industry is alive again.

    Posted 12:36 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for Rémi ThomasRémi Thomas

    Best Bond? No way. It can't beat "GoldFinger" , "Dr No", "Moonraker", "Goldeneye", "From Russia with love".. Perhaps as good, best, no way! It all depends on the silliness of the story and on the gagdets, The more gadgets there are the better. BTW - How many hidden ads in this one (sorry product placement they call it) ?

    Posted 13:06 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for Tyler DurdenTyler Durden

    Caroline, I'm glad you enjoyed 'Skyfall', however, in all my years watching Bond, never did I think: "Do you know what this franchise needs, more of 'M' in a leading role."

    Posted 13:30 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for seamiegseamieg

    Got to love reviews from no names!!! Get a life Tyler!!

    Posted 14:17 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for carolinkacarolinka

    Ah Tyler, she deserves her chance to be front and centre! She's the only woman Bond genuinely cares about!

    Posted 15:44 | Fri 19th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for MickydrippinMickydrippin

    Tyler is really 008. Don't worry! Your chance will come. By the way, is that a 'boy' or 'girl' name??

    Posted 10:13 | Tue 23rd Oct 2012
  • View Profile for THEcriticTHEcritic

    Daniel Craig is an ABSOLUTLEY HORRIBLE BOND! Seriously, im tired of all this '' BEST BOND EVA '' nonsense.With Craig they took a character that was famous for being suave,sophisticated,charming,and full of dry wit and turned him into a BLONDE BOUNCER THUG! Craigs Bond is an absolutley disgusting human being who often acts like a murderous psychopath and in fact looks like a Bond villain. Maybe some day they will actually make James Bond films again when they ditch Craig from the series.

    Posted 12:38 | Wed 24th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for THEcriticTHEcritic

    Daniel Craig is an ABSOLUTLEY HORRIBLE BOND! Seriously, im tired of all this '' BEST BOND EVA '' nonsense.With Craig they took a character that was famous for being suave,sophisticated,charming,and full of dry wit and turned him into a BLONDE BOUNCER THUG! Craigs Bond is an absolutley disgusting human being who often acts like a murderous psychopath and in fact looks like a Bond villain. Maybe some day they will actually make James Bond films again when they ditch Craig from the series.

    Posted 12:39 | Wed 24th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for seamiegseamieg

    F%*king trolls!!! The original Bond is a dark character is it perhaps the saint you want to see. Craigs Bond is fantastic in every way he delivers exactly what the writers have asked of him so perhaps if you would like to see something else Critic try writing your own I am sure it will be wonderful!!!

    Posted 13:53 | Wed 24th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for shrickmanshrickman

    Whats the story nowadays; calling anyone who has an opinion that is against the grain a "troll" ??? f**king stupid reductive retards on these msg boards. I liked the first review on this page.. I hope i dont feel the same way after seeing this movie but its refreshing to see another point of view.. oh wait Tyler is a TROLL.!!! Again, alot of muppets out there.

    Posted 12:29 | Thu 25th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for pandabatpandabat

    So, from what I read, Tyler has seen the movie and has an opinion on it and then there's a lot of useless noise. Movie reviews from no-namers are as useful as movie reviews from former gossip columnists, which is what we have here! No offence, Caroline; what I'm saying is that you're review is as worthy as anyone else's. Differing points of view will evoke differing reviews and, in my opinion, the more the merrier once they're genuine reviews by people who have actually seen the movie and can explain, in English and without spoilers, the reasons why they think it is good/bad/mediocre. Viewer reviews used to be a valued and useful resource on this website until generation twitter decided that posting "o dedly, cnt wt 4 dis wan 2 c** out! Shuttup fiery49, Bond is brilliant xx" was something that everyone wanted to read. Ah for those bygone, halcyon days! But I am old now ... Anyway, fair play to Tyler for putting up a review and perhaps the rest of you might contribute a bit more than just sniping at each other. And Bond, as he was written, wasn't a particularly nice guy at all - in that facet, Craig has been an excellent Bond!

    Posted 14:54 | Fri 26th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for Larry StephensonLarry Stephenson

    Seriously can't wait to see this over the weekend although if I can manage to win on Saturday's @irish_lottery then I'll be flying off to New York to watch it in style!!

    Posted 16:04 | Fri 26th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for SlickerSlicker

    Brilliant movie - forget everything negative you may read or comparisons with previous movies....this is the puppies privates in terms of a hugely satisfying movie experience. Everything is spot on and paced perfectly - kids and ADULTS will thoroughly enjoy every second. A Bond masterpiece - don't miss it in the cinema!

    Posted 22:26 | Fri 26th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for Donal SmithDonal Smith

    2nd worst bond ever and thats saying something as there were many bad ones. its pace and tone is all wrong and not true to the bond tradition. its poor script to begin with, coupled with a bad leading man, poor music and a dull boring theme. overall 1 out of five stars

    Posted 01:02 | Sat 27th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for hungoverhungover

    I've read countless reviews on this site but I always wait until after I see the movie before I read them. With Skyfall my approach was no different but this review has driven me to sign up and have my say. Allow me to quote, "Skyfall is the best Bond yet", "the best Bond girl yet", the "best villain since Blofeld". These are the kind of emotional nonsensical comments that are going to drive any self respecting bond fan crazy. On the first quote, the best bond movie has already been made. I'm not going to debate which one it is (for me it's From Russia With Love) but I am loath to accept that it's the latest attempt. The best bond girl yet, gee whiz, there's a debate and a half, but again he/she can hardly be found in bond 23. I personally am continually drawn to Elektra when it comes to answering the last question and the next. Sophie Marceau is a shining beacon in a hugely disappointing addition to the franchise and is just one very obvious arguement against the "best villain since Blofeld". But all that said, this is a thoroughly enjoyable flick and one that is worthy of it's place in bond history. So go and enjoy it, but "the best Bond yet" it certainly is not. My final point is this; it may have taken three movies to get there but I think we have well and truely recovered from the invisible car nonsense. So for the next outing, let's not forget why bond has lastest 50 years, forget about all the montages to 007's of yore and let Daniel Craig's agent do his thing. Still liking Skyfall though, so enjoy if you haven't been yet.

    Posted 11:01 | Sat 27th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for FilmBuff76FilmBuff76

    After the disappointment of Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall had a lot to live up to. However, it's a resounding triumph from start to finish. Sam Mendes was a smart choice for director, as he really gets under the skin of Bond's character. The final half hour is among the best I've seen in any Bond film.

    Posted 11:04 | Sat 27th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for aloysiusaloysius

    [Warning this comment contains *Plot Spoilers* - EI team]

    Skyfall Bond fans worried when financial problems threatened the future of the franchise but it was rescued so that Bond in the form of Daniel Craig could have another outing in Skyfall. What a pity. In this spitting images sketch of British Intelligence, empire, decay and hopeless aspiration Bond pursues a rogue agent intent on revenge against M whom he blames for betraying him. Somehow the action ends up at Hogwarts, sorry Skyfall, Bonds childhood home in the wilds of Scotland. There everything is blown up, as expected, and the villain is killed. Not much of a plot but there it is. Pure fantasy, such as the Narnia series, is often a vehicle for a serious sub plot. In this case the sub plot was on the surface. Bond is the ageing burnt out agent who is an analogy for Britain, decrepit but still great, or so she thinks. Bonds fails all his fitness tests but is passed by M, perhaps an image of Britannia, who still has a maudlin belief in him. Sentimentality of the least British kind drips from every scene and almost inspires embarrassment for the actors who must carry it. At one stage the audience is even insulted by a careful and simplistic explanation of the sub plot when M quotes from Tennysons Ulysses, just in case someone watching a dubbed version in say, China, or on Mars could have missed it. Daniel Craig, a serious actor with considerable range, would need to have earned a lot for being type cast like this and Dame Judi Dench is the personification of the movies message, greatness embarrassed. How did a dame of British theatre, television and international film with screen achievements such as Iris and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel get herself into this? Well, at least she got herself out of it. In the final scene, though fatally wounded, she makes sure of her denouement. The head of British Intelligence prances about a Scottish moor in the dark waving a flashlight just so the villain can find her. She finally dies in Bonds arms and her last words on screen are ironic: at least I got one thing right. She surely did. Bond has always been a bit farfetched but when Ian Flemings bibliography was exhausted it completely took its leave of reality. The key difference with franchises from Shaft to Lethal Weapon to Bourne and even Die Hard is that they stretch reality to and sometimes beyond breaking without making it disappear like a bursting bubble. This movie was torture for any sentient being. If it had continued another five minutes I am sure I would have spilled my guts. In fact, I think I just did. Aloysius.

    Posted 11:16 | Sat 27th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for FilmBuff76FilmBuff76

    Some * SPOILER ALERTS * would be helpful in your post Aloysius. Let's not spoil Skyfall's many surprises for those who haven't seen it yet.

    Posted 14:21 | Sat 27th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for mikecoughlanmikecoughlan

    This is the best bond film so far. The opening action scene is one of the best I have ever seen and by the time the film was over I had forgotten about it as so much happens in between. This is vintage bond from the opening song and credits, and it was nice that they were able to give a nod every now and then to the bond franchise in honour of its fiftieth year. Daniel Craig is back to his very best here and Javair Bardem is a vintage bond villain, larger than life and totally insane, but ready to sit down and have a good chat with you before he tries to kill you. I will froward to seeing again in a couple of years on RTE during Christmas dinner.

    Posted 08:36 | Sun 28th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for TuraTura

    This is hopefully shown to all IT security departments as a training film, to show what happens when you ignore the most BASIC security and data hygiene! I fear for us all if this was how crap large intelligence agencies really are. :Spoiler alert: For all of you who might one day become spies, or maybe work in an IT department of even a medium sized tech firm, some pointers: Do NOT leave sensitive data on a laptop, even encrypted, if unavoidable then at least make sure it is protected by some sort of deadbolt, or self-destruction program to wipe the data in the case of attempts of breaking the encryption. Even more crucially, data hygiene: do NOT connect any device that may contain malware to your network; only people that do not run there security protocols in a closed system could be so dim as to do so in the first place. The only risk not covered by this training film was the risk of 'social engineering'. Perhaps in the next Bond the plot involves someone cracking the MI6 network by calling to their tech support pretending to be Bond who has lost his SecurID card and charms Miss Moneypenny to give him Bond's personal password details?

    Posted 15:45 | Sun 28th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for TrekMadTrekMad

    Aloysius, you do realise most people come here to read reviews BEFORE they go to see the movie? I saw the movie already this weekend but I'm still annoyed with your entire plot summary including the ending. Seriously?? Anyway, I'm not a huge Bond fan but I can appreciate it for what it is. I thought this film was a bit of a let-down. The storyline is weak and there was no glamour or glitz like the other Bonds but where the Daniel Craig Bond normally makes up for this with a bit more Bourne-like action, that also seemed to be lacking a bit here. The ending has been done countless times before and even the great Javier Bardem seems to abandon his super intelligent techno-villain character to become a rather unscary gun-toting hardman (?) who can barely keep up with an almost retired M. On the plus side, I thought the dialogue was better than usual, some good wit and humour between Bond and M. The acting was all good but I particularly liked Ralph Fiennes doing Mallory and am looking forward to seeing more of him in the next Bond.

    Posted 10:05 | Tue 30th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for theotherguytheotherguy

    Skyfall is not very good. The action sequences are decent, though not particularly impressive. The usual innuendo exchanged between Bond and 'the Bondgirls' is limp. The denouement is unspectacular and unoriginal. All in all: formulaic, humourless, unengaging, and ridiculously implausible (even for a Bond film). I thought the Bourne Legacy, which I saw just a few months ago, was far superior (and, yes, it's not even the best of the Bourne movies).

    Posted 16:03 | Tue 30th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for SaraSara

    Well some of these reviews are pretty harsh i'm scared! Well, saw the movie and really when i think about it as it was a great film I hate to say it but I did find it a tad boring!! I love Craig's bond think he is amazing, Loved to see dame judi more in the movie too, but it just lacked something I did feel bored and thinking it wud never end which i would rarely think, now in saying that it was a great movie but all the reviews i read say it is the best bond i just dont agree i preferred Casino Royale that I have watched many times! And as for the bond girl like.. blink and you miss her?! I wanted to see a feisty kick ass role that was really bad she was hardly in only for a s&%^! Bardem, not a huge fan of his anyway but i guess he was good enough! I agreee with the guy above me i think the Bourne Legacy was way better!

    Posted 16:24 | Tue 30th Oct 2012
  • View Profile for peterpeter

    3/5,,,good, but it'll annoy you...SPOILER....new bond girl goes to her death why??,,,and Bond makes a quip after his lover kicks the bucket..classy mr Bond..Home Alone did better home security......In saying that, enjoyed it but could have been much better......pacing all over the place...

    Posted 17:29 | Wed 31st Oct 2012
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    Posted 09:34 | Thu 1st Nov 2012
  • View Profile for BryceBryce

    I totally agree with Thecritic. Yer man Craig can't carry the role.

    Posted 10:16 | Thu 1st Nov 2012
  • View Profile for howiehowie

    I found myself looking at my watch before it was even half way through. It was boring in places, with one set piece after another. When chasing villians it seems obvious that you do not stop for a chat. The tube train scene was a waste of time , totally unnecessary. The Scottish house in the middle of nowhere with no trees around it looking like a cardboard cut out. Getting away from the baddies while waving your torch all aroung. I know you are supposed to suspend belief but this is taking it too far,

    Posted 12:11 | Fri 2nd Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Bullet1001Bullet1001

    ****VERY SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT!**** I'm afraid I have to agree with the negative reviews. Having seen all the Bond movies (almost all umpteeen times), I was very disappointed with this latest outing. With the hype machine in overdrive, it was hard not to go in with high expectations. However, even my lowest expectations were not met! The plot and characterisation is very weak and the story is ultimately (in both senses of the word!) boring. Craig looked terrible in the 'Bourne Identity' section at the start, and although he was supposed to there, he didn't look much better thereafter! Bardem is OK, if not a little OTT, in the unconvincing way he is woven in to the plot (such as it is!). Fiennes is good though and I guessed why he was there not long after he appeared! The new Q is not very likeable and not very prolific either in the gadget department. All credit to going back to basics, but come on - it's Bond! Speaking of which, the famous Bond womanising was watered down for the kids to such an extent, you don't even see a leg on the floor and/or an open window (ala the old days!) - the whole thing is left to your imagination. That's where my real love life usually is - when I go to see a Bond film, I'd like to see even a harmless tussle!! You have to wonder sometimes about professional critics - If they reckon this was good film, I'd hate to see a bad one! Overall, IMHO definitely in the bottom 3 Bonds of all time and so inferior to the likes of the Bourne series, it's not even funny.

    Posted 14:23 | Fri 2nd Nov 2012
  • View Profile for LauraWLauraW

    Defiantly worth watching! 5 stars! : )

    Posted 02:03 | Sat 3rd Nov 2012
  • View Profile for jack brownjack brown

    Disappointed and more of a fantasy film . no depth

    Posted 20:39 | Sat 3rd Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Colin1977lColin1977l

    Tyler's review is spot-on. Just saw this movie. Very disappointing. Car chases that have been done a million times. Fights lacking energy and dramatic tension. An action movie that commits the cardinal sin of leaving you bored during it. Paper thin plot with one dimensional characters. Never mind one of the worst Bonds, one of the worst movies I've seen at the cinema in a while. And one of the MI6 guys supping a bottle of Heineken back at base was so out of context it was a slap in the face to the viewer!

    Posted 23:56 | Sat 3rd Nov 2012
  • View Profile for jack brownjack brown

    The ending of this movie was like a mixture of home alone & harry potter . Worse bond movie ever

    Posted 12:16 | Sun 4th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Neilholden1960Neilholden1960

    Yet another over-hyped let down. The half centenary Bond disappoints in the same way as the previous two movies. The writers seem to be writing for the Daniel Craig character and not the James Bond depicted since the early 60s. Similar happened during Timothy Dalton's brief dalliance in the role., Better to get the script right and if Craig cannot play the part then find someone else who can. Simple eh..Connery managed as did Moore and Brosnan so Craig should be able to. The movie although good on effects lacks content, there are too many gaps which reduce the viewer to checking his watch. A few special effects do little to raise this movie much above the mediocre line. Quite a few reviewers seem to have forgotten the pre Craig Bond films. How many of the earlier Bonds would have stood by and watch their Girl be executed with a glass of scotch on her head.. more likely to have creamed the enemy first then helped themselves to the scotch.. Bond movies were always gadgets, girls, guns and above all were damn good entertainment. The last three have all fell so so short they are unrecognisable as Bond movies.. more like Die hard 5, 6 and 7. The highlight of Skyfall was doing away with Judy Dench as M she wont be getting under his feet in any future Movies. Skyfall starts off emulating previous if not the better Bond movies but after about 20 minutes the novelty wears off and we start hoping for a quick end. The production staff need to sit down and watch all the movies up to Die another Day then order the director to make a movie like those and not the drivel that has been turned out since Casino Royale

    Posted 15:32 | Sun 4th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for shrickmanshrickman

    Anyone who saw this film and thought it "highly entertaining" is easily amused. Most of its filmed in the dark, characters arent used properly, or are annoying. Theres no sense of tone. And by the end your not convinced by craig as bond.. He doesnt have the look. A total yawn fest. Very dissapointing forgetable film. Avoid.

    Posted 16:29 | Mon 5th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Mr.TMr.T

    I use to think Casino Royale 1967 was the worse Bond movie ever until I saw this one. Should it not have been entitled 'Dark Bond Rising' ? At least Batman managed to get out of the dark pit but this offering lacked wit and worse still for a Bond Afficiendo...gadgets. I wasnt worried that it didnt have a plot but if Scotland in the rain is an exotic location I'l eat my cyanide pill.....I 'm sue Ian Fleming would have choked at Bonds coy little bisexual admission....but not me .No I'm sure it was a passable Bourne style runaround but not the mindless fun that has relieve the viewer in the past of nagging fears of world domination by cat stroking blofelds...No glamour ...no cars....no pzazz ...this fil joins the xmas crackers as a sad turkey....

    Posted 14:12 | Tue 6th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Neelie509Neelie509

    was a little disappointed with the film. it was lacking a lot; namely the bond girls and the clever flirting and that goes with them, also it lacked the old bond charm and whit. it made me chuckle a few times but nothing more. very predictable simple plot and lacking depth. not the worse film, veru well made and not a total waste of a ticket BUT would not see it again nevermind buy it on dvd.

    Posted 15:38 | Tue 6th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for PedroPedro

    Very disappointing.There were too many unanswered questions in the plot.How did Bond survive the shooting and apparent drowning? What was the villains grudge against Judy Dench? How did they blow-up the MI6 HQ? By computer hacking?? How did the villain escape captivity ? Why did Bond accept a lift on the villain's boat ? Surely it would have made more sense to follow it secretly to the island? Also near the end after Bond escapes from the frozen lake he appears to be completely dry a few mins later!

    Posted 14:39 | Wed 7th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for CharlieCharlie

    I went to see the movie last night with my husband, I have never seen a bond film before, but i knew all the famous stuff like, "shaken, not stirred" etc. I really wasn't disappointed i really enjoyed the film. I know bond is very precious to the fans but i came in with a fresh face i didn't have the baggage of previous films to compare it too. I really enjoyed every minute of it. I loved all the subtle iconic bond references through out the film. I felt Javier Bardaim was a fantastic villain, creepy, callous, out for revenge all the makings of a brilliant adversary. I only thing that took me a while to understand was why the film was called 'Skyfall' i thought i was going to take us down a mysterious path but left you wondering for well most of the movie only explained at the end, was a little disappointed about that but only because i had made it so much bigger in my head my own fault. All in all a great movie and i loved it! Would really recommend it regardless of whether or not you've followed bond so far great in its own right.

    Posted 22:51 | Wed 7th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for CharlieCharlie

    I went to see the movie last night with my husband, I have never seen a bond film before, but i knew all the famous stuff like, "shaken, not stirred" etc. I really wasn't disappointed i really enjoyed the film. I know bond is very precious to the fans but i came in with a fresh face i didn't have the baggage of previous films to compare it too. I really enjoyed every minute of it. I loved all the subtle iconic bond references through out the film. I felt Javier Bardaim was a fantastic villain, creepy, callous, out for revenge all the makings of a brilliant adversary. I only thing that took me a while to understand was why the film was called 'Skyfall' i thought i was going to take us down a mysterious path but left you wondering for well most of the movie only explained at the end, was a little disappointed about that but only because i had made it so much bigger in my head my own fault. All in all a great movie and i loved it! Would really recommend it regardless of whether or not you've followed bond so far great in its own right.

    Posted 22:54 | Wed 7th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Douggie TDouggie T

    "The best bond yet"? I'm sorry were you watching a different film? This was at best an average bond. The were more holes in the plot than bullets fired throughout the film! Yes Bond is supposed to stretch the bounds of reality but come on. It is clear that this is the first post Flemming Bond and after enjoying Daniel Craig's other outings I was looking forward to seeing Skyfall. Sadly I was disappointed they tried to do too much to change both the charachter of Bond and all that surrounds him. Bond films once stood out from the standard explosion packed action film, now sadly bond is blending into the back ground and is becomming yet another of this genre, rather than the thrillers they once were. Lets hope the next installment is better. 6 out of 10 from me!

    Posted 10:12 | Thu 8th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Kristie TilleyKristie Tilley

    All these complaints about how Daniel Craig's Bond is not what he should be......BS!!! No disrespect to former Bond actors. And I'm a huge fan of Sean Connery and Roger Moore, but let's look at this logically. We live in a society where terrorism abounds. I believe it was time to step up the character. We all know in an actual situation, these agents would come under fire constantly. There would be torture, kidnapping, fighting for their lives and yes, probably some explosions. The old Bond films were James Bond walking, talking, and wooing beautiful women. The writers and Daniel Craig have given this new Bond depth, flaws,emotion, and weakness. All human traits that had been previously missing. I know Craig wants out of his contract and I for one will be sad to see him go. It's high time James Bond started pushing the envelope and now they finally have. ( I think Idris Elba would make a spectacular Bond, when Craig steps down.)

    Posted 14:29 | Fri 9th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for russellrussell

    BOND IS JUST STARTING. I think they might have brought the movies back to normality. Less cgi and more reality and a good story. Simple and good gadgets like the original bonds. last few bonds should be forgotten but SKYFALL has brought back the real and classic style. the commercial selling in movies has been there for years so let it go, pays the bills. Didnt like craig in last few bonds but i think with skyfall he has made it his own, not going to spoil but i think they are trying to seperate the old from the new with the scene at the house with the car . My opinion skyfall 9 out of 10 and if its compared to the darknight bring on the next bond cant wait. WORTH GOING TO SEE. but thats just my opinion.

    Posted 22:31 | Fri 9th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for John BergJohn Berg

    I am a big fan of Flemings books, the later ones were never that good. I thought Dalton and Craig do bring out the ice cold character Bond, as he was in the Fleming books. I will wait til it hits our five buck seat theater in town. Never could stand Roger Moore, he slept walked through his movies.

    Posted 23:08 | Fri 9th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Daniel S SingerDaniel S Singer

    Terrible movie. I wanted to leave before it was over. Worst Bond film yet. I told you so.

    Posted 05:49 | Sat 10th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for John SmithJohn Smith

    love daniel craig as bond but hated this film. Depressing and boring. A million holes in the plot - why would MI6 permit a prisoner to have a mouthpiece? how did bond survive his fall? why wouldn't MI6 come to bond's aid in the last sequence - they knew where he was - yet bond and m are making their own "home alone" bombs; last sequence at skyfall literally boring; daniel craig's hair cut too short making him look weird and his ears huge; the love interest non-existent; bond is supposedly every man's dream self: sexy, confident, dangerous.... in this film, he is barely dangerous - he fails his shooting test... of course, the fact that he has been shot with a uranium bullet and has shreds of nuclear waste in his body isn't taken into account...this bond is exhausted and beat up .... hardly sexy the plot is all about "mommy" .... sorry, bond should be saving the world - not dealing with some wackos "mommy - m - problems". And, the premise that there is a list of every undercover agent that wacko has obtained is ridiculous - MI6 would never have a list so readily available... a dark depressing film and the low budget shows.... skyfall house looks like it was cut and pasted into the film!

    Posted 09:11 | Sat 10th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for werallcriticswerallcritics

    Ok, so prior to seeing the movie yesterday, I did not read any reviews and was eagerly awaiting to see it. My first impressions leaving the theater were: where was all the action? only one Bond girl? where were the trademark Bond gadgets? where were the breadcrumbs leading to the eventual confrontation with SMERSH or SPECTRE? I found myself wanting more much more. I thought that the plot was possibly the weakest of all the Bond movies. I saw where one commenter mentioned the symbology of England dying/MI6 getting blown up/M being old/Bond an old wore out agent. You know what? I don't care for any of that. This is James Bond. Now aside from a tube scene and motorbike scene, I went in there wanting what I always get with a Bond movie: action, lots of action, escapism, clever dialogue with the opposite sex, gorgeous leading ladies, lots of them, gadgets and a sense of the fantastic. Daniel Craig definitely fits the bill as a great James Bond. He's physical and entirely believable as a 007 agent. Lets not forget, 007's have a license to kill for a reason. It's a dangerous world out there. Read a commenter that said Craig has big ears and a bad haircut. Get a life. The script and dialog could have been much better. I left the theater wanting more, it's a high standard Bond movies have generally lived up to.

    Posted 13:55 | Sat 10th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for MickydrippinMickydrippin

    This page has reviews from boths ends of the spectrum, some members loving the movie and other members very disappointed. I can see why. I wanted to get lots of WOW but having seen so many promotional snip bits as well as the trailers I wasn't amazed by it. The fight scene in Asia's favourite city... .looking like a rehearsed dance in neon, just wasn't great...and the bit where one of the bad guy picks up Bond's gun....juvenile! Silva escaping but nobody saw how except a few bodies lying around. What the hell happened to Daniel Craig's face? Anyone notice how old looking he has become? Yet some scenes he's ok looking then in other scenes he looks like he has aged 15 years. Come on Daniel, you are in your 40s and at that age you should know being beautiful is not just about the body. After all you are a movie star and you have a responsibility!! Get more fish oil and olive oil into your diet. And your next Bond outing ....well how many more can you do? Still, movie is worth a watch and Craig doing ok.

    Posted 12:44 | Tue 13th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for critical masscritical mass

    OK. Just home after my first, but definitely not my last, visit to the fairly new IMC in the Square in Tallaght and will now give y'all my take on 'Skyfall'. It's actually not a bad movie at all. Despite some weaknesses in plot and continuity I liked. But .it ain't a Bond movie. No gadgets worth talking about, very few places where I needed to suspend my natural skepticism, far too few Bond girls for far too little time, with far too little glamour and funless Daniel looking rather the worse for wear. He could do with a good bag of chips to put a little more meat on his poor starved bones. Just not Bond I'm afraid. Just another quite good movie about spies etc. Maybe Bond has finally run out of steam. Or the budget suffered from recession. Oh! a couple of good things ..Lurved the baddie (Javier Bardem). Brilliant. and the chess at the start was pretty good. So go see it. It's worth a watch but don't expect Bond. Coz that it ain't!

    Posted 20:57 | Tue 13th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for critical masscritical mass

    Doh! Sorry folks. That bit in the second last line should have read "... and the chase at the start was pretty good ...

    Posted 21:03 | Tue 13th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for xekutkitxekutkit

    I have been a James Bond 007 from Dr. No w/ Sean Connery to present-day Bond! Having said that, I must say after watching Skyfall, it is exactly that--it fell like a ton of bricks from the sky! This recent installment of our favorite secret agent's saga is the most disappointing of all!!! The plot sucked bad--and yes literally with the villain making a gay-pass at Bond w/ James actually hinting that it may not have been his first experience--pathetic! They killed off the only remaining vestiges of originally for the next movie by killing off our much-beloved "M" replacing her with a dimwit of a diplomat that neither has her charisma or savvy in the secret-agent business! Do yourself a favor, wait until it comes out on DVD or Netflix--don't waste your money and time like we did!!! Double thumbs down and 0 Stars!!!

    Posted 04:52 | Fri 16th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Will JenkinsWill Jenkins

    James Bond IS a psychopath, albeit a nicer psychopath than his adversaries. He shows no remorse whatsoever about killing, often making some sadistic joke about it. He shows no pangs of conscience, even when one of his 'Bond girl' conquests is murdered by the bad guys as a result of her involvement with him. I gave up on the Bond franchise a long time ago when camp was chic. This newer bond seems to return to the gritty, darker character from Fleming's books. I'm enjoying Bond again.

    Posted 15:12 | Fri 16th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Gary SzaszGary Szasz

    I did not read the reviews before watching the film. I loved the movie, with it's tribute to the first generation Bond films coupled with some political intrigue and more focus on M & a wonderful new Q. Javier Bardem's Silva was a wonderfully hateful and competent villain and Daniel Craig is still the best Bond since Sean Connery whom in my opinion, no one will ever match. The storyline was a good one and I commented to my son during the last section of the movie that it reminded me of Home Alone, only far more serious. While the persistent humor that Connery always brought to 007 is never present in Craig's Bond, the script more than compensated by delivering great humor at the most unexpected times, and that is what sets Skyfall apart from its more recent predecessors.

    Posted 16:51 | Sat 17th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Matt MankinenMatt Mankinen

    I'll think I'll go see it, even though some of the negative reviews. Actually when they changed the format or the cheesy "shaken not stirred" crap and added Craig as Bond I became a 007 fan again. Not only that, I've had people tell me I look like Daniel Craig. Maybe they'll let me see it for free. LoL

    Posted 04:13 | Mon 19th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for TomboyTomboy

    Wow to think some people actually enjoy this type of CRAP, amazing.

    Posted 11:44 | Mon 19th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for TomboyTomboy

    Wow to think some people actually enjoy this type of CRAP, amazing.

    Posted 11:45 | Mon 19th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for GrizzGrizz

    I grew up wacthing all the james bond movies. I loved the gadgets ,Girls, tongue in cheek remarks,Humor and the invincible 007 . I saw Skyfall and asked myself ,where is James bond??? they made him into a aged over the hill agent who is filled with self doubt and enough personal issues that would make any soap opera a hit . IT was a pretty good movie ,but it sure the heck was not James Bond! i was very disapointed.

    Posted 03:07 | Tue 20th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for GaryGary

    I haven't seen all the Bond films. However, I have seen a fair few. They're all great and Skyfall is no exception. Excellent film, excellent actors, thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Posted 11:16 | Wed 21st Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Deah M. LewisDeah M. Lewis

    xekutkit ,,,heard of the term "Spoiler Alert" before typing your post at all?? You know, so folks can skip past it and not find out MAJOR plot info like you spilled up there before they see the show?? g**damn. Thanks a lot. Anyway, going to see it today and taking all reviews into consideration. It's actually nice to see so many varied opinions.

    Posted 17:09 | Sun 25th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for cecee21cecee21

    I enjoyed Skyfall from beginning to end. David Craig did a wonderful job as James Bond. This movie definitely gets two thumbs up from me. I Loved it

    Posted 13:45 | Mon 26th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Eric SommersEric Sommers

    Those who are saying Craig isn't Bond are dead wrong. Read the books and you will see he is a flawed individual. He isn't supposed to be perfect and confident. This is the way he is supposed to be portrayed according to the author of the novel. I personally enjoyed the movie. The comparisons to the Bourne trilogy is a joke. They aren't trying to make him more like Bourne they are finally making him how he was intended to be. An orphan who has flaws and insecurities about himself. Congrats to Craig and the writers for doing this and making it more like the novels. Go read the novels and you might understand. I know it may be tough for some but, take the time to see the real Bond!

    Posted 22:35 | Mon 26th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for ShankillDublinShankillDublin

    @cecee21 - "David Craig"? Who he?

    Posted 10:28 | Tue 27th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for Derty ErnieDerty Ernie

    Saw the film with my wife and adult daughter. They liked it a lot and I did not. To me this is anything but one of the best bonds. I thought there was a lot of dead space and story line and lack of action. The so called villain was not as villainous as someone trying to rule the world lets say. No this is one I won't add to my collection. I also get a sense that someone new is in charge of the bond films and its just didn't work for me. One more of these and they can put the series to bed as far as I'm concerned. Its not Daniel Craig either, he does what he is told to do its the scripts. I think they low budgeted this sucker. Buyer beware.

    Posted 21:00 | Fri 30th Nov 2012
  • View Profile for justmejustme

    i went to see this with my husband and must say i really enjoyed it. The ending was a bit crap but the film by far although far fetched was actually very enjoyable and well worth a watch on the big screen

    Posted 17:44 | Sun 2nd Dec 2012
  • View Profile for lisalisa

    best bond i've seeen in a long time. Daniel Craig gets better with each one.

    Posted 11:06 | Mon 3rd Dec 2012
  • View Profile for lisalisa

    best bond i've seeen in a long time. Daniel Craig gets better with each one.

    Posted 11:06 | Mon 3rd Dec 2012
  • View Profile for sarahjoyce1stsarahjoyce1st

    As a person who isn't really a bond film fan i thoroughly enjoyed this movie which still abided by the usual format of the bond saga and contained enough drama to keep us interested from start to finish.

    Posted 11:04 | Thu 6th Dec 2012
  • View Profile for Shane McEneaneyShane McEneaney

    This is an average movie. It's way over rated.

    Posted 23:25 | Fri 25th Jan 2013
  • View Profile for May May JoeyMay May Joey

    The worst Bond movie ever.

    Posted 00:46 | Tue 29th Jan 2013

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