It’s the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise and Sam Mendes directs the 23rd film in the series titled, Skyfall. When a computer disc loaded with agent’s names is stolen from MI6, James Bond 007 (Daniel Craig) is commissioned to find the thief and retrieve the list. Bond travels to Turkey, London, China, Japan, and Scotland to find the psychopath Silva (Javier Bardem) who has come back from the past to destroy M (Judi Dench) the head of MI6. Before Bond leaves Q (Ben Whishaw) the computer wiz at MI6 gives 007 a few gadgets. (Very few and no magnetic watches or exploding pens) Bond is still good with the ladies, and manages to persuade Silva’s beautiful assistant Seve’rine (Be’re’nice Marlohe) to feed him information. With the assistance of MI6 agent Eve (Naomie Harris), Bond closes in for the kill and things begin to go very wrong. (As long as he has beautiful women to run with—) This is one of the best Bond films ever made. It has an opening song by Adele, followed by a 10 minute action sequence that took 3 months to film â€“ and that’s before the credits even run! Best of all there is a plausible story (okay more realistic then usual) fine acting, great plot twists and a nod to the earlier Bond films. Look forward to some of the original Bond themes being sprinkled throughout; great one-liners, a martini – shaken not stirred, and a classic silver Aston Martin. (If only I could have seen the Bond girls â€“ oh my!) This film was delayed almost a year due to financial problems, so about a third of the movie was paid for by product placement. (I’m sure everyone will see all of the endorsements.) Finally, someone must have forgotten how the story began because by the mid-point of the film, the stolen list isn’t mentioned anymore. I’m giving this fast paced spy thriller an A- rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.