Skyfall is the new addition to the much loved James Bond, spy franchise which coincides with it’s 50th Anniversary. What a celebration it is too, the film sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as the iconic secret agent who this time round questions his loyalty to M as her past comes back to haunt her as MI6 is under attack by an unknown threat, 007 must find and stop the threat at all costs.
Skyfall, is a classic addition to the franchise and it is this generations Goldfinger, it is stylishly directed with exciting and memorable action set pieces and takes Craig’s reincarnation of 007 to new heights.
Skyfall: The good
When it comes to James Bond films, they all must be a balance of action as well as emotion and Skyfall pulls this off with great finesse. It contains more iconic set pieces than both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace combined, as well as featuring references from previous James Bond movies in particularly Live and Let Die and Goldfinger, which is nice touch for the famous agent’s birthday.
As well as non-stop action and breathtaking locations, Skyfall also boasts of an Oscar winning cast that is to die for including Ralph Fiennes as an assistant to M as well as Judy Dench reprising her role as M and Ben Whishaw [Layer Cake, I’m Not There] stars as the young and new Q.
But it is Javier Bardem who stills the show as villain “Silva” who plays the villain with a kind of Blofeld intellect and mystery and makes for an iconic bond villain which could threaten to be the best in the series.
The highlight of Skyfall has to be the soundtrack, after the disappointing Quantum of Solace. Skyfall thankfully redeems itself as the new soundtrack is written by singing sensation “Adele”. It stands out as sounding like a classic bond soundtrack just like A View to a Kill, or Goldeneye which is assisted by an excellent credit sequence which features a series of impressive effects and animations with consists of skulls and crave yards.
Skyfall: The bad
Even though Skyfall has the potential to be the best in the series the one thing that lets it down is the bond women who aren’t as classic as from previous bond movies such as, Pussy Galore, Xenia Onatopp or Christmas Jones but are still memorable.
Final thoughts about Skyfall
Overall, Skyfall is a classic addition to the franchise which features blistering set pieces, emotional scenes that reach their peak and an enjoyable selection of surprises which makes this latest bond mission one not to be missed.