|007 comes back with a bang in modern Bond film|
|Written by Cade Boland, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:16|
James Bond is back again, and plain and simple, 007’s “Skyfall” is one fun movie.
After 22 movies, the formula for a good 007 movie has been figured out, and the creators know exactly what the audience wants.
“Skyfall” instantly throws the viewer into a wild chase through a crowded city, featuring Bond, portrayed by Daniel Craig, driving a car, motorcycle, and chasing a villain, eventually running and fighting on top of a train on a bridge over a river, and all this happens in the first ten minutes.
The adrenaline-pumping opening gets the audience glued to their seats, and the show never takes a second to slow down.
The theme of the movie is explicitly stated, “Out with the old, in with the new.”
Bond is starting to get old, along with his boss, M, and the whole MI6 agency is at risk of being shut down.
Along with the agents being under scrutiny by their own country, another mysterious outside force is attacking the agency, and it is up to Bond to figure who it is and why.
The entire cast of the film is stellar. Craig plays an excellent Bond, arguably one of the best Bonds ever to appear to date, and leaves no doubt in one’s mind that this agent is a cold-blooded assassin.
The new Q, portrayed by Ben Whishaw, Bond’s Quartermaster, is also a good addition to the cast.
Q complements Craig’s cold demeanor with an equally cocky persona.
M, portrayed by Judi Dench, also does an excellent job, considering the new role this movie demands of her.
The person who steals the show is the new villain, Raoul Silva, portrayed by Javier Bardem. A genius with a grudge against MI6, Raoul is delightfully evil.
The way he speaks his lines will make the audience squirm in their seats, and like Heath Ledger’s Joker, the viewer can’t help but wonder what this creepy, dastardly man will have up his sleeve next.
“Skyfall” is a great Bond movie, definitely the best Bond movie that Craig has been in to date, and potentially one of the best Bond movies ever made.
The film is worth a watch to a returning fan of the series, or a anyone who likes an action film.