Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Ralph Feinnes
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4.5 / 5
Bond, James Bond, is back and as sexy as ever is Daniel Craig in the lead role for the third time. It is rumoured that Craig was a little worried when the production was delayed as he didn’t want to be out of shape turning 43 and getting a little tired. Well, there is nothing wrong with him and the 6 months he put in at the gym beforehand certainly pays off. Lots of shirt off action, as requested ladies! Our secret agent struts his stuff again.
This film is not a follow on Bond film as Quantum of Solace followed Casino Royale and sits quite comfortably alone in this one. MI6 is in trouble and M (Judi Dench) is personally involved this time which makes it a game changer. Agent 007 is required by his country, once again, in a time of severe need. In fact, this film’s plot is quite different to our usual Bond style. It’s so intriguing and exciting that I can’t even reveal plot points for fear of ruining your viewing pleasure! I know, frustrating. But here’s what I can tell you, Javier Bardem as Silva is exquisite. This man continues to amaze me in such a diverse range of roles that really keep me guessing. It’s reminiscent of Gary Oldman with his chameleon-like style and for me, he really MADE this movie. He was surprising and definitely brought that Bond humour to the film.
The jury is out as to whether I like Daniel Craig as my favourite Bond, but I think he’s right up there with Sean and Pierce! Naomie Harris stars as a first-time Bond girl Eve playing it strait. She is beautiful and surprised me also in this role as I often think of her amazing role that she played in The First Grader and of course, Pirates of the Carribean.
Bond also goes retro in Skyfall which means reverting back to his skill and expertise as his only weapon. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, didn’t have a moment of checking my watch and it kept me on the edge of my seat. That’s why Bond is the best! Can’t wait for the next one, let’s not leave it too long this time Bond – your country will always need you!November 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series which goes to show you just how good they are.
007 graces our screens today, you’ll be shaken, not stirred.
Category: Film & TV