So today, well technically speaking yesterday, I went to see the new James Bond movie Skyfall featuring Daniel Craig in the leading role and Judi Dench as M. In my above posted video I talked about the action sequences in the film, here I will talk about major differences between this film and others in its series. Although, when I say major differences, I mean that they were major enough to bother me, but did not necessarily make the film worse.
First comes the classic idea of the Bond Girl. Although Eve Moneypenny can be considered a Bond Girl in some aspects, she never “seals the deal” with James. The only girl, other than the girl who nurses James back to good health that he slept with throughout the course of the entire film was Mr. Silva’s “wife” Severine. What I disliked about this character was that shortly after her introduction she is killed off by Javier Bardem’s character, and she does not manage to create a strong enough presence on screen that would make us invest in the character and feel bad when she dies.
And even though I spoke about the action sequences in my video, I wanted to mention the final action scene. It was very reminiscent of Home Alone, where Bond, along with M, retreats back to his childhood home and lays boobytraps for the ensuing forces of Mr. Silva. By the way, a fuckin black hawk helicopter or whatever that was was overkill for taking out elderly Kincade, poor shot M, and disabled Bond.
My next huge problem was with how M dies. she got shrapnel shot into her thigh, she could have lived!!!! like seriously, although she was walking a lot on it, she should not have died that quickly.
I still recommend that the bond fan see it, to have a gauge of where the series is going, but also choose to list this movie as a pass for fans of action flicks that are just looking for big bangs and lots of blood, they are probably saving all that for the next film in the series, or for a whole other reboot. So in summation I give this film a conditional watch, just because I think action fans should be wary and not disappointed when they see the reduced amount of action in this sequel.