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Movie Review: Skyfall
by Adam Elliott,posted Nov 12 2012 11:36AM
A solid argument could be made that this is the greatest James Bond film ever made. I like to think they are all pretty entertaining, so I'll just say this.
Skyfall is a really good action-spy-thriller, that just happens to be a Bond movie too.
Daniel Craig once again makes a human being out of James Bond. He is no longer just the super suave, internationally known, super intelligent ladies man. He's also a human, who has parents, a childhood, bleeds when cut and has feelings.
I still have a bit of difficulty adjusting to the new style, but I still like it.
Javier Bardem appropriately earns the title supervillian with his role as Silva. The bad guys are always better when you like them, and as dastardly as Silva is, you still feel for him.
My sole criticism of the film is that it repeatedly grinds on the theme of old vs new. Ad nauseum. I get it. James Bond needs to build a new audience and appeal to a younger demographic. You don't need to hit me over the head with it.
Go see this movie in the theater.
Who will like Skyfall:
Any/All James Bond Fans including the Bond Super-Nerds
Grown ups looking for a solid evening of entertainment
Hungry Komodo dragons
Who won't like Skyfall
Kids under 13 - long run time, significant character development