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November 10, 2012

Skyfall (2012)




Bond, James Bond (Daniel Craig) was on a mission to retrieve a missing hard drive containing highly classified information that could bring down MI6 when he was shot by a fellow agent... Being 'dead' for a quite some time, he 'resurrected' and reported for duty as agent 007 went he learned that MI6 was under attack and in need of his assistant... 


I have no love for James Bond movies, I honestly can say that... I watched a few of the Brosnan's version and liked them but didn't share any passion on them that I almost skipped Daniel Craig's... Out of boredom and the thought of how interesting Skyfall trailer looked, I watched Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace... Those two intrigued me because Craig was so masculine, rough and tough that he performed so well especially in the action scenes... 

While almost every movie buff out there screamed that this one is the best Bond movie ever, well, I would like to differ... 

Personally, I think that the duration of Skyfall is too long with less edge to keep me glued to my seat... 

There's a vibe in this movie that reminded me of The Dark Knight... Creepy yet genius villain, rogue but reliable hero... The one thing missing from Skyfall that differentiate itself from The Dark Knight is they forgot to show the real dark side of the villain... 

It's true, Silva (Javier Bardem) was extremely creepy with that serious dental problem and homo awkwardness... but there's not enough reason for me to fear him... With that long duration, they should just show horrible deeds that Silva could do... Instead, they just show him running around in disguise in the city which is not truly original...

Nevertheless, I'm not saying that it's a bad movie... Hands down, Skyfall is very good watch... 

The action parts were superb... As expected! The most memorable scene for me is the rooftop motorcycle chase... Very very exciting stuff... If only there were more scenes like that...


In short, Skyfall delivered promising action thrills but the long duration could be filled with something more intriguing such as Silva's terror... 

Is this the best Bond movie ever? I've watched at least 5 of them and I can confidently answer 'No' to that... Is this Bond movie a really good movie? Yes, definitely a good watch and worth your money... I would love to watch it again in the near future... 

Don't hate me Skyfall fans...

3.5 out of 5 stars









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