Movie Review: SKYFALL

Daniel Craig is back as Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise.

Skyfall’s plot is simple. M16 is in danger after sensitive information has fallen into the wrong hands. It is up to Bond (Daniel Craig) and M (Judi Dench) to take care of this. But, are Bond and M too old for this game? Is it time for retirement and for the younger, tech savvy, generation to take over?

In Daniel Craig’s 3rd outing as Bond, 007 has gone back to basics. While many have praised Craig’s depiction of Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum Solace, there was something ‘Bond’ like missing.

During Skyfall, many references are made to the past, including, “sometimes the old ways are the best” It’s like the film makers took this line to heart and went back to basics and as a result have made one of the best Bond films in a long time.  They have finally discovered that sometimes there is no need “to teach an old dog new tricks” because the tricks the “old dog” already knows are fabulous enough!

Everything is right in this film – the music, the action, the style, the beauty, the tone, the pacing, and the best Bond villain in a long time!

Javier Bardem’s Silva is to the Bond franchise what Heath Ledger’s Joker was to The Dark Knight. He is freaky looking, evil, and a real match for Bond.

The love story is also bang on! My favourite ever love story has been, not that between Bond and his long list of women, but the relationship Bond has with M. I love when M and Bond share the screen. In this film, this relationship is allowed to shine. Yes there’s a Bond girl (Bérénice Marlohe’s Sévérine) thrown into the mix but it’s great to see that the relationship that comes to the fore is the one between Bond and M.

Skyfall is just like Bond – stylish yet rugged, suave, exciting, action packed, with a wry sense of humour, shaken, not stirred, and leaves you wanting more. Welcome back Mr Bond, it’s so good to see you!

You can see Skyfall, in Irish cinemas, from Friday 26th October.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

 

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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