Sound Off: Sam Mendes' Bond Movie 'Skyfall' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
November 9, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? 007 reporting for duty. Now playing in theaters is the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, marking the triumphant 50th anniversary of the character's big screen appearance. American Beauty director Sam Mendes takes the reigns, directing Daniel Craig in his 3rd Bond movie as Agent 007. He's joined by Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Bond girls Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris, plus Ben Whishaw as the new Q. So how is it? One of the best Bond movies ever? Or an overlong forgettable mess? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Skyfall.
To fuel the fire, I really love this movie, I had to see it twice because it was so damn good. Skyfall compares to The Dark Knight in the way Chris Nolan achieved utter perfection with the Batman character, and here Sam Mendes achieves utter perfection exploring the depths of James Bond. First things first, it's one of the best looking/best shot movies of the year, thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins making every last scene look phenomenal. While there are a few odd moments (they get to that island quick, then leave even quicker) and the villain doesn't have a greater desire for world domination, only the destruction of MI6, Mendes still sets up and unravels a dense, thrilling, exciting modern spy thriller. I even enjoyed the komodo dragons as a fun throwback to Roger Moore, and Whishaw as Q, too. One of the best modern Bond movies.
What did you think of Sam Mendes' Skyfall? One of the best Bond films, or forgettable waste? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!