I doubt there are many people who missed Danny Boyle’s superb Olympics Opening Ceremony last night, and what a ceremony it was. I was blown away from start to finish, magnificent stuff and even though there were countless highlights: Mr Bean, the history lesson, the lighting of the Olympic Flame, the music montage, the films and stories, seeing Lord Voldemort tower above everything, the NHS tribute, the list goes on. However, quite possibly the biggest highlight was the James Bond and Her Majesty the Queen moment, celebrating the best of British and showing The Queen in a humorous, charming new light that I am sure has one her a great many new fans. The short mini film was just terrific, and expertly showed off our wonderful sense of humour.
Danny Boyle truly outdid himself and provided a true spectacle in every sense of the word. However, while us Brits watched the event live with no interruptions, one US TV channel chose to show the event recorded, which meant ad breaks. In those ad breaks was a brand new TV spot for the new James Bond film, Skyfall. The TV spot has now gone online, and we can share it here with you and guess what, it is rather brilliant! Check it out at the bottom of this post.
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Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, arrives in UK cinemas 26th October. The 23rd Bond film stars Daniel Craig as Bond, joining him will be Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe.
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
By Matt Wavish