The premiere for the 23rd Bond, Skyfall, took place on Friday night, and already reviews have begun appearing, and most of them have been extremely positive for Sam Mendes’ effort. After the minor disaster that was Quantum of Solace, Bond needed a boost in the world of Batman and Bourne, and it sounds as if Skyfall has brought Bond back and put him on top once again.
Digital Spy said “Skyfall is a significant improvement on its ramshackle predecessor Quantum of Solace.” They also state that “007 fans have a film that respects Bond’s lengthy screen history while pushing its hero into new territory.”
They continue: “Skyfall‘s clean, direct narrative, blistering action sequences (a neon-lit Shanghai showdown deserves to be singled out) and strong performances across the board elevate it to the upper end of the Bond movie spectrum. There may be an awful lot of Heineken and a few minutes too many, but you won’t walk out of this disappointed. Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks”
The Times said:
“Skyfall is a great British bulldog of a movie. From the moment the orchestral sound of Adele belts out, sending a nostalgic shiver down the audience’s collective spine, we know this will be a triumphant return to classic Bond. Sam Mendes, the director, deftly balances fanboy worship of 007 tradition with sophisticated film-making, and (apart from early Connery), nobody does it better than Daniel Craig”
The Daily Mail said (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
“Bond is back and he’s more dangerous than ever but so is M who is the most ruthless character in Skyfall.
As played by Dame Judi Dench, the security services chief is like a lioness in winter as she prowls her office ordering an agent to ‘take the bloody shot’, a move that puts Daniel Craig’s craggy James Bond in grave danger.
A sinister force from M’s past, played with delicious relish by Javier Bardem, has stolen the identities of M’s agents.
Skyfall was a fantastic combination of 007 meets Bourne meets Spooks meets Home Alone”
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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.