Saturday, 3 November 2012

Skyfall review


The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by John LoganNeal Purvis and Robert WadeSkyfall is the twenty-third spy film in the James Bond series

Cast from left to right  :

Ben Whishaw as Q
Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Naomie Harris as Eve moneypenny
Albert Finney as Kincade
Judi Dench as M
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva

The bond franchise is back with a bang. Casino royale was a land mark bond film and the next installment quantum of solace was a bit of a let down. With Skyfall, bond is back with a bang. Bringing in Oscar winning director Sam Mendes was a stroke of genius, being a British director he understands that the script and story are the heart and soul of the film.
There is a stunning opening sequence which tops the one in Casino Royale. Shot in Istanbul, turkey it involves a bike chase and hand to hand combat on a moving train.Also there is a reference to you only live twice with the absence of bond for a while in the movie and then he comes back. Javier Bardem brilliantly plays the bond Villain. He plays a futuristic Bond villain a computer hacker specializing in cyber terrorism. He gives a very unhinged performance and is easily the most memorable Bond villain of recent times. His opening sequence, where he takes a long walk towards bond giving a speech is chilling.
A new Q is introduced in this film played by Ben wishaw, who is considerably much younger than his previous counterparts. All he gives Bond is a gun and a radio, in a world where technology is everywhere this makes a lot of sense.
What is at the heart of the story is the relationship between Bond and M. Ralph fieness character at a point in the film asks Bond that why did he come back. The answer to this question is what drives the film. Both Bond and Silva (Javier Bardem) share a very personal relationship with M, this is a very interesting aspect of the film. Even while you get all the spectacular set pieces and great action what sets this bond film apart from the others is that it has a very coherent central idea.
This is a very British Bond film, with almost the entire second act shot in England. The film steps back into Bonds past in the second act. Without giving too much away, Bond trying to protect M and Defending all that he has left from his ancestry is unlike any climax of a Bond film.
On the technical aspects of the film it is beautifully shot and very well edited. M played by Judi Dench completely overshadows the bond girls and gives a remarkable performance. Overall this is arguably the best Bond film yet .
After reading the review do you think there is any need to give stars  ?? :)

Salomi  <3

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