Thursday, November 01, 2012

Skyfall (2012)

Bond's loyalty to M 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.

Oh my, what an opening scene! Excellent score by Thomas Newman, which is a refreshing change from David Arnold, and spectacular cinematography by Roger Deakins. Superb cast and stunts. Javier Bardem makes one of the best villains ever as Raoul Silva (Tiago Rodriguez). Both Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench rock in their respective roles as 007 and M as always. Bérénice Marlohe is convincing as Sévérine. Look forward to seeing more of Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw as Q. Well done, Sam Mendes! The next director certainly has big shoes to fill.

Rating: 4/5.