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Film Review: Skyfall


Wahey! I finally watched Skyfall. Being a passive admirer of the Bond films, I have to admit that I have never actually sat through an entire 007 film. I have seen a few of the Pierce Brosnan versions and a few Sean Connery films, but that sums up my Bond experience. The hype surrounding Skyfall and the excitement for this Bond film is what intrigued me to watch it – and boy was I glad!

Given that my last cinema experience was Breaking Dawn part 2, Skyfall was like a fresh of breath air. The actors actually knew how to act, the action was fantastic and the entire film kept the audience entertained and on edge – something all films are supposed to do. Daniel Craig is a surprisingly good actor and makes a convincing Bond.

***Spoiler***

The story kicks off with an action packed sequence where Bond loses a lead who is in possession of MI6 secret agent information. The chase for this begins and Bond travels from London to China, trying to identify the enemy who is after M (Judi Dench). Once found, the story takes a completely different twist as the enemy turns out to be one of the previous agents of MI6 who has an agenda against the famous M. Bond takes it to himself to destroy this former agent, played by Javier Bardem.

Sam Mendes outdoes himself with this exceptional film, boasting action packed series and a riveting story line. Talks of an Oscar for Best Picture are already surging, as all the main actors can expect a nomination in Best Actor (Daniel Craig) and Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem, Judi Dench) categories. In my opinion, Javier Bardem gives an outstanding performance in this film as the villain. He gives Daniel Craig a run for his money.

The primary reason this film is expecting a lot of attention at the 2013 Academy Awards is because this movie is an all-rounder. From the cinematography to its music, everything is executed to the highest level making it one of the best Bond films ever made – or atleast ranking it in the same league as GoldenEye and Live and Let Die.

Would I recommend that you spend your money and watch this film? Yes! Buy it on DVD as well!

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

OrganisedClutter Rating: 9/10

One of my favorite parts of this film is the amazing soundtrack, voiced by Grammy winner Adele:

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