Friday, 9 November 2012

Skyfall

The last James Bond Film I saw was ‘Casino Royale’… and I got so confused while watching it. I couldn’t see the difference between the baddies and the agents, so to say that I was little sceptical about going to see this film would be an understatement, but now I cannot wait to see it again!
 
The film opens with a really long pre-title scene which ends up with James Bond M.I.A. (Missing in Action) presumed dead… don’t worry I haven’t given away a huge part of it, he’s obviously alive or else the film would be really rubbish! It’s just pretty simple logic, you can’t kill off the main character at the beginning of the film- you’d just end up watching fields.
 
As with any Bond film there were big explosions, guns, baddies and massive sets which were really impressive. The screenplay was written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan; they concentrated more on the characters (especially M played by Judi Dench) than the mission and gadgets. Sam Mendes - director - did a wonderful job also; I just feel that a few more gadgets would have been nice.  
 
Now time for the actors, Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond. He has the physique and the smouldering eyes, but he doesn’t really talk a lot. Judi Dench, in her 7th consecutive Bond film, is wonderful as well and the sarcastic dialogue between her and Bond will have you laughing out loud- as long as you get that gorgeous British sense of humour. New baddie on the block Raoul Silva - played by the wonderfully creepy and camp Javier Bardem - once a MI6 agent, under M,  blames her for his attack and imprisonment by the Chinese and wants to get his revenge on her. Also newbie on the block, and someone Belle will be happy to see, is Ben Whishaw playing Q, the gadget man! It’s the first time Q is actually younger than Bond and their meeting is my favourite part of the film!
 
I have a couple of grievances about contingency errors and product placement, but I’ll keep them to myself as Genie yelled at me when I tried to explain them to her. Apart from that I really loved this film and need to go and see it again! I find when you go and see a big blockbuster it’s a lot easier to watch it the second time round and you find yourself noticing things you didn’t find out when you first saw it.
 
I recommend watching the title sequence quite closely as there are a lot of links to what will happen in the rest of the film in there, and those titles are just cinematically marvellous so if you don’t want to know just sing-a-long to Adele and be amazed! So sit back enjoy and remember it’s shaken not stirred!
 
GENIE'S QUICK OPINION... 50 years of Bond and Skyfall was just the way to celebrate it. The previous two Bond films have had a lot of criticism. The story lines have been somewhat confusing and Daniel Crag has gone against the typical dark haired, dark eyed Bond that we have had for so many years.  However Skyfall has just been magnificent. I went to see it with my family on the night it was released and have been fan girling on the movie ever sense. If you haven’t seen it you must go its unbelievably good. I won’t spoil it for you but it is different to the Bond movies that we are used to. It has a more personal touch and other characters take some of the lime light (Q how I love you).  The story line is brilliantly crafted and I can’t wait for the next Bond if they are all going to be like this one.

2 comments:

Tamaras Blend said...

I'm a big Bond fan but I still haven't watched the latest one. Thanks for the review! :)
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Zee Leonard said...

It's fabulous go see it now! ;) x

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