James Bond Reveals His Origins in ‘Skyfall’
November 10, 2012 Leave a comment
For fifty years, audiences around the world have loved 007, the spy with a license to thrill. In ‘Skyfall‘, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, we finally get a glimpse into the fabled operative’s past and learn how Bond was originally recruited as a spy.
This film marks Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007. This time, he must battle someone from M’s past in order to save her and his country from a terrorist threat. But in order to conquer his newest nemesis, he must come back from the dead to do it.
In the midst of a maelstrom of bullets, explosions, edge-of-your-seat chases and vertigo-inducing stunts, Bond also reveals his own personal history for the first time when he takes M away from London to a place from his own haunted past.
For the first time, we experience Bond as we never have before and suddenly everything that we’ve learned about the spy over the past half century makes a great deal of sense. ‘Skyfall’ is classic Bond, but it is also by turns introspective, sincere, unapologetic and utterly brazen, just like the spy himself.
Craig once again brings a gritty charisma to the title roll while Judi Dench gives a riveting performance as M, whose world is quickly crumbling around her. Yet it is Javier Bardem who steals the show in a delicious, villainous role that he plays with great relish. Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney also bring their incomparable talents to the film as co-stars. Combining this awesome cast with a new title song by Adele and the direction of Sam Mendes (‘American Beauty’, ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘Revolutionary Road’) creates pure movie magic.
‘Skyfall’ is intelligent, surprising, and one of the best films you’ll see in the cinema this year. Don’t miss it!