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‘Skyfall’ is a great Bond film

November 14, 2012 - Pam Rodgers

I’m a Bond girl. OK, maybe not in the way that phase is normally used, but I have been enjoying the Bond film franchise for as long as I can remember. I couldn’t tell which Bond movie I saw first but I have seen almost every one (I think I’m still missing one of the Connery films but I can’t remember which one). Regardless, I’m a fan of 007.

Naturally, when “Skyfall” hit theaters, I had to go see it. It was a great film and Daniel Craig’s best Bond, in my opinion. “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” were both good movies but they were different than the other Bond films I grew up watching.

Pierce Brosnan will probably always be my favorite James Bond. He played the part very smooth, suave and funny. Because of that, I wasn’t a big fan of Daniel Craig’s more tortured version of the secret agent. “Skyfall” was a good marriage between the two. Craig still had his gruff edge but he snuck in a pun or two.

The movie kept me entertained and it wasn’t just one action scene after another (and the movie wasn’t lacking action by any means).

The best part was that the creators easily made this 50-year-old hero remain relevant. They didn’t try to make the “old way” work, but evolved the character so he can still fight and do good in today’s world.

I have to point out that Javier Bardem makes a great villain. He is one of the creepiest — and weirdest — Bond bad guys of all time.

Overall, I’m glad I went to the movie on opening night. It was definitely worth it. I don’t want to spoil anything but by the close of the movie, they have it set up so the franchise can continue. I, for one, really hope they do. And with the Box Office totals from opening weekend, it seems like a pretty safe bet to me!

 
 
 

 

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