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'Skyfall' Starring Daniel Craig and Directed By Sam Mendes

The 23rd James Bond film directed by Sam Mendes

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Much Better than the Last Bond Film!

  • Nov 11, 2012
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+5
After I was put to sleep by the last Bond film, I was not up for another. But with all the big critical reviews, I thought i would give this one a shot. I am glad I did. This one grabbed me from the opening sequence with Bond on a high speed chase on motorcyles, that included going across the roofs of buildings and culminating in his apparent death.

As the film progresses, someone has cracked Interpol's computers and gotten a list of every agent working undercover throughout the world. The perpetrator starts posting the list on the Internet putting the agents at risk. He also seems to have it in for M. Meanwhile, M is told to take an involuntary retirement for the mess that has been created.

Bond is then resurrected (never explained exactly how) and it is up to him to help M find who has done the evil deeds. The evildoer this time is played by Javier Bardeem who is one of the most psycho villiains to be seen in a Bond flick. Bardeem is a former agent who was once sold out by M (note: at the beginning of the film Bond is also sold out by her but he holds no grudge). He will always be one step ahead of the good guys. Bond is going through a crisis himself as he is no longer a youngster and many of his skills are not as sharp as they once were.

In this film we will learn a little about Bond's childhood and what had made him such a good agent. This movie is a standalone good film that anyone can enjoy without having seen the two prior Craig installments.

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November 12, 2012
I liked this one as well and I gave it a 4.5/5
 
November 11, 2012
Sounds interesting!
 
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