Skyfall the worst Bond film yet.

I am so sick of the tormented dark depressing Bond. I understand it looks great visually...other than the digital breath coming out of everyone's mouth when it was obvious they didn't shoot in the cold at the end sucked. The only action was in the first 15 minutes...then it was an hour of nothing. I watched a couple get up and walk out. I almost did that myself. The new Emo Q needs a haircut, but that might expose his giant ears....so I guess the 70's shag look is back. No gadgets, they destroyed the Astin Martin DB9.......WTF? Take away the one thing everyone can relate to going back to Goldfinger.....bad move. Done with this franchise until Bond starts getting laid again.
Shaun O'Rourke
11-9-2012 09:01 PM

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A L.

A L

I agree it's more of a Bourne movie where the lead is called "Bond" instead of "Bourne"...but I happen to like the refreshing change. I see where die hard fans of past Bonds wouldn't like it as much. But IMO either way you look at it, it's a fantastic movie.

Oct 1 - 10:27 PM

Jacob Sainer

Jacob Sainer

I thought it was interesting showing how age affected Bond. It made him look like a human being *gasp!*

Aug 27 - 07:18 PM

Norman  R.

Norman Radcliffe

If you have a brain, you like Skyfall. That's a fact.

Aug 22 - 02:12 PM

Craig Hinkle

Craig Hinkle

I don't think Skyfall was the worst Bond film ever, but it was disappointing. I don't want my Bond to be emotionally tortured. If I wanted that, I'd be watching Twilight.

Jul 12 - 10:48 AM

Blondie

No Name

So you like mindless movies over thought-provoking ones? Then stay away from these because they're not going to stop going in this direction.

Jul 15 - 12:43 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Yeah why should Bond actually be a character? That's just stupid. Why should he have depth? That's also stupid. Bring on the big guns and explosions! Bang bang! Michael Bay is god!

Aug 31 - 06:04 PM

Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson

Btw, the DB9 was a 3D printout. They wouldn't be allowed to destroy the original.

Jul 8 - 06:46 PM

Kenneth Leon

Kenneth Leon

Most Bonds are the same static character. Daniel Craig tries something new, he shows a realistic view on our favorite British secret agent. He displays a more vulnerable Bond that struggles as all men do, whether it be because of his age or his health, and copes using fine liquor or fine women further adding to his crisis.

Jun 7 - 04:41 PM

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Tony S.

Tony Stark

so ur gay?

Aug 9 - 11:41 PM

Javis Carrillo

Javis Carrillo

So, you prefer watching Pierce Brosnan's excesive action movies, than this?

May 30 - 02:17 PM

sophisticatedreviews

Caleb Ninja

Peirce Brosnan is better than Dan Craig. The worst is probably Roger Moore.

Jun 6 - 01:40 PM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

False

Jun 7 - 07:00 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Wow. Just...wow.

Jun 9 - 06:07 PM

Craig Hinkle

Craig Hinkle

The first two Daniel Craig Bond movies were better than any Pierce Brosnan Bond film, but the third was NOT. The third was disappointing and overly emotional.

Jul 12 - 10:50 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Quantum of Solace was terrible.

Jul 19 - 05:55 AM

Vincent Reynolds

Vincent Reynolds

Skyfall was appallingly bad, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who went along with high hopes and came away disappointed. What a pile of shit it was, like it had been concocted by 12-year-olds, who couldn't think up any gadgets so they didn't bother. And it still went to number one . . . Nobody is going to go along to the next one so naively, that's for sure. Were they deliberately trying to destroy the Bond franchise? The only bit I enjoyed was seeing the excruciating Judy Dench M character get killed off, finally. An absolute shocker of a film, really insulting to a loyal audience. Plot holes you could drive an Aston Martin through. Speaking of which, why couldn't Bond have used it to shoot down the helicopter? All he had to do would have been raise the front up somehow. Instead it turned into a stupid generic shoot-em-up. If anyone is interested I started a Facebook page which invites anyone to supply the explanation as to how Bond survived at the start, which was the first bewildering moment of the movie for me. Sat there wondering how they were going to show how Bond survived and . . . nothing . . . you're just supposed to go along for the ride like you're brain dead. Here's the address: http://www.facebook.com/SkyfallHowBondBouncedBackAtTheBeginning

May 20 - 02:11 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

fuck you and your website dumbfuck

May 27 - 09:05 AM

Vincent Reynolds

Vincent Reynolds

That is no way to talk to your mother!

May 29 - 12:25 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

So you're a woman?

May 30 - 03:16 PM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

Wow, that comeback was so fucking terrible, your parents must have been brother and sister.

Sep 22 - 10:41 AM

Craig Hinkle

Craig Hinkle

I don't think it was a pile of sh*t, but I agree it was disappointing.

Jul 12 - 10:50 AM

Alex Aston

Alex Aston

Didn't like the movie? well that's your loss, for myself and many others it was among the Spies best entries. I can understand if you don't like a movie (even the Godfather has had people out there who probably didn't like it), but I think it's more than a bit pretentious to create post after post to try and subject people to your opinion when the vast majority of people who saw this movie loved it.

May 17 - 01:48 PM

ray r.

ray ray

I hated Skyfall, hated it. Craig has no charm and no humour. He is boring and too moany, serious and depressed. Bond should be deliberately smarmy, sexist, funny, strong and charming.. I dont want him to be all emotional, depressed and periody. Also whats the story with his dead family etc, the back story. Its total nonsense. Sure the name Bond is just one for the agents and not meant to be his real name but yet the house keeper from Harry Potter calls him master bond.. so stupid... AND WHY IS JUDY DENCH in it so much. She is painful to watch. She shouldnt even be his boss. She shouldnt be in the movies. She is like a headache in human form and she's in it the whole way thru ... her big dour wringley head putting a damper on the whole movie.. I literately shouted with joy when she finally died.. and why is Miss Moneypenny black??? She was never black, and no I'm not a racist .. Felix Lighter couldve been black but not Moneypenny, she was white.. grrrr and whats the story with the new Q... he is a gimp and not a funny gimp and why doesnt he have exploding pens.. and what was that story line all about anyway.. all that just to kill Judy Dench.. stupid plan and why would Bond go to Scotland without A GUN.... That movie was all show and no substance.. What a pile of rubbish.. where is the fun gone in Bond.. where is the sexism and the jokes and the gadgets.. whats with all the seriousness, dourness, depression and JUDY DENCHNESS... I hope Craig steps down ...

May 14 - 03:45 PM

Dylan  J.

Dylan Jones

LOL Craig signed on for 2 more movies! Sucks for you!

May 15 - 01:01 PM

ray r.

ray ray

ahhhh wank balls anyway....ahh well at least Judy skeletor Dench is dead.

May 15 - 05:02 PM

ray r.

ray ray

ohhh and what was all that shit that they were hinting at about Bond having gay experiences.... Bond isnt gay for fucks sack..and no i am not homophobic but come on the whole point of bond is that he is a ladys man .... that movie was a load of horseshite.

May 16 - 06:35 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

He did get laid twice on screen by women in Skyfall.

May 18 - 03:27 PM

ray r.

ray ray

@ Alex , that doesnt make up for over 50minutes of Judy fucking Denchs painful face been on the screen... She was basically the bond girl... a wringley old women with a mans haircut .. Thats what Bond has been reduced too... The only sidekick bond needs is a helpless, hot, bouncy, young sexkitten and not a half dead nagging old biddy with dementia

May 18 - 05:45 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

That's not the point. I'm just invalidating your "Bond was gay" theory.

May 20 - 01:18 PM

ray r.

ray ray

Fine then, he's bisexual !!!! and you missed the point.. HE was the one hinting he had gay experiences so your not invalidating my point at all. Youre forgetting what BOND hints at..

Jun 6 - 12:34 PM

Blondie

No Name

Tell me where he hinted he was gay.

Jun 22 - 07:23 AM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

Ray, you poor stupid fool...

The reason behind the gay scene was that Silva attempted to intimidate Bond by using homosexual hints. Bond only called his bluff. He never implied that he was gay, you fucking imbecile. You are an ignoramus. I can't even begin to tell you how many things are wrong with your posts.

Jul 22 - 09:07 PM

Blondie

No Name

Oh. I thought he was referring to the psychology scene where he called woman a bag of tricks. That was the most interesting part of the movie for me. And the part he actually was talking about, was funny and interesting, especially the part about the rats. Love Skyfall.

Aug 1 - 06:56 AM

Empty Zafu

Empty Zafu

The ending is anti climax, its disappointing.

May 10 - 12:11 PM

Blondie

No Name

The climax was the whole house part. How was that anti-climactic in any way?

Aug 1 - 06:57 AM

Rosalinda Ursery

Rosalinda Ursery

i dont think it's a worst..

May 6 - 04:23 PM

Tim T.

Tim Tom

Yeah this critic looks super professional. Another loud mouth Yankee. He looks classy!

May 5 - 06:49 AM

The Master of Movies

The Master of Movies

so you want a very CAMPY bond movie....don't look for it here.

May 5 - 02:08 AM

Stephen E.

Stephen Ensor

If you don't think this is one of the best bond movies, you are retarded. For once a recent Bond movie actually paid homage to the older ones with Connery and Moore, which made it great

Apr 21 - 09:08 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

You have down syndrome

Apr 20 - 07:22 PM

Jacklord Alan Keen

Jacklord Alan Keen

This is of the best!!! You don't like the good ones! :(

Apr 19 - 03:07 AM

John Tyler

John Tyler McClane

You fucking idiot. This was my personal favorite Bond film along with GoldenEye.

Apr 18 - 02:16 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Wow. Just wow. Anyone who's personal favourite isn't one of Sean Connery's first 4 or OHMSS is the real fucking idiot.

Apr 19 - 06:05 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Or he has an opinion like everyone else. But, as long as we're on the subject, I'd say that if you don't like Skyfall, then you're a real fucking idiot.

Apr 19 - 10:43 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

I'm not a fucking idiot at all, and yet I really dislike Skyfall. Wow, would you look at that?

Apr 20 - 12:31 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Yet you have the audacity to call other people fucking idiots like you're so damn special. Get your head out of your ass, dude.

Apr 20 - 01:11 PM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. Why the fuck do you think George Lazenby only did one movie?

Apr 21 - 06:38 AM

Craig Hinkle

Craig Hinkle

I must be an effing idiot then. Skyfall so disappointed me, especially after the other two Daniel Craig Bond movies so pleasantly surprised me.

Jul 12 - 10:52 AM

Dylan  J.

Dylan Jones

I assume you don't get much action if watching Bond get laid is the only reason you like the series.

Apr 18 - 01:22 PM

David Lo Pan

EntertainMeOrDie .

RACIST.

Apr 17 - 03:39 PM

Nicholas Moody

Nicholas Moody

Troll.

Nov 17 - 08:00 AM

Steven Potgeter

Steven Potgeter

COUGH COUGH dieanotherday COUGH COUGH

Apr 12 - 08:11 PM

Gil Robinson

Gil Robinson

Two pieces of this film caused me to lose respect for it (only because of it's lack of respect for me).
1) How did Bond survive being shot, falling off a bridge, & drowned in the opening sequences?
2) Why would a veteran spymaster like 'M' NOT know that if you are trying to escape an elite group of killers in a dark, open field, one should not use a large flashlight? (Even your local petty thief who just shoplifted the flashlight, and was hiding from the cops would know not to do that.)

Apr 8 - 10:39 AM

Matt Z.

Matt Z

Your an idiot. It's obvious you haven't read Flemming's novels. If you've read the books you would know that Daniel Craig has played Bond the way Ian Fleming envisioned him, with more emotion. Your all just used to the kiddy play BS PG-13 that came with Roger Moore and Pierce Bronon. Bond had demons, and Craig plays to that very well. You need to brush up on your history of Bond. Besides Craig, Timothy Dalton also played the role somewhat according to how he was envisioned by the original author. In my opinion, Craig is second best behind the original Bond.

Apr 7 - 09:47 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Hate to break it to you, mate, but Fleming's Bond was no mopey emo incompetent like Daniel Craig's Bond is in Skyfall. In Skyfall, Bond completely fails to accomplish either of his missions (i.e. to get back the Spy List and protect M).
The Bond in Fleming's novels was cool, suave, sophisticated, a connoisseur, a womaniser, an effective and competent agent, in fact the best agent in the world.
Ian Fleming's Bond was never Politically Correct in the nauseating way that Skyfall is pervaded with. I'm sorry Matt Z, but you're just totally wrong about what James Bond is supposed to be like.

Apr 20 - 12:35 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

You even look like you have fucking down syndrome

May 9 - 06:20 PM

Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Be quiet Lee, nobody makes fun of a disability. Only low faggots do.

May 12 - 06:42 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

No offense Neil, but your comment is a little ironic considering you used a hateful anti-gay word at him.

Jun 23 - 09:29 PM

Carlos F.

Carlos Fandango

People who like Skyfall are only very small minded. There is no depth to the film and it tries to cash in on what they thought would make more money. The first two Daniel Craig Bonds were excellent and going toa more adult and intellectual audience. Sykfall was created by a marketing committee.

Apr 4 - 11:47 AM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

How do you figure? Skyfall was the complete opposite of what cretins like you salivate for in a Bond film. In what world do you live in?

Apr 4 - 02:46 PM

Eric Martin

Eric Martin

I didn't like it. Javier Bardem looks miscast. A latin working for British Instelligence? Laughable. The gay innuendo crap was unbearable.James Bond which was great in book and early on as a man's movie has spiraled into a Politically Correct Shitpile. Affirmative action casting. Zero sexy women. Where exactly was the action in this movie? Where are the phenomenal women of Bond movies of past. It was dull and the villain that predicts every possible outcome is annoying. Very disappointing.

Apr 3 - 12:02 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

So you would prefer a re-hash of the older Bond movies? Gotcha.

Apr 3 - 10:11 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

100% agree Eric Martin, and I find it so amusing how angry all the leftoid drones are getting about this topic when we point out the stark truth to them.

Apr 20 - 12:37 AM

Blondie

No Name

We just want you to know that you're a fucking idiot. That's all.

Aug 8 - 07:52 AM

Jake D'Annunzio

Jake D'Annunzio

Yawn, yes lets take away depth and mystery to a Bond character finally as interesting as the Connery beginning and make him some stereotypical comic book spy with trivial and outdated gear and cheesy antics better left for tv in the 70's. Visually this movie was stunning and directed so beautifully and mysterious, dark, brooding, it was like the character of Bond. My favorite scene visually was the depiction of Bond riding in to the party boat on Shanghai, the fireworks behind him the boat drifting over dark waters. Then as he walked in the asian lights and beauty, the gold tone of luxury. Then later on when we see the fog and bleak area of Skyfall, a perfect backdrop for the emotions and unraveling of the story. Plot holes or not (though through analysis and rationalization one can almost always find a reason or explanation) I found a character study with gloriously cool action scenes to breath fresh air into a stale franchise (obviously that statement discounts the great Casino Royale) and proved itself set apart from the many clones that throw away characters or even plot in favor of endless action.

Apr 1 - 08:40 PM

Eric Martin

Eric Martin

You can take your stupid visuals and cram them.

This movie was dull and uninteresting. I didn't like the cast and don't care for the female head of BI(judy dench). She's not even believable.

Apr 2 - 11:44 PM

Constantine Colin Kleine

Constantine Colin Kleine

i agree, i do not know why it got such a high rating. i found i boring and lacked the fun action sequences that the other bonds had. the action endings in the other bonds were great, this one was in a barn yard in scotland... its a bit dull in comparison to predecessors.

Mar 31 - 05:27 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Worse than Octopussy.... that's what I thought.

Mar 30 - 02:43 AM

Eric Martin

Eric Martin

Bond is so dead. Ian Flemming is rolling in his grave. What a dullfest.

Apr 2 - 11:45 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Wanna actually reply to my comment? Is Skyfall worse than Octopussy?

Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Yes. It is worse.
Skyfall is not worse than Quantum of Solace, but it is worse than Octopussy.
There is your answer, so stop whingeing.

Apr 19 - 05:47 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

You're a fucking imbecile.

1. If you thought Octopussy was better than Quantum Of Solace then you're out of your fucking mind.

2. The fact that you thought that it was better than Skyfall is absolute blasphemy and you are obviously not familiar with Ian Felming's novel nor the Sean Connery films. Also how was I whingeing? Because I asked him to reply to my comment? Get a clue before you comment next time.

Jun 23 - 09:33 PM

Mina Minic

Mina Minic

The worst? I don't think so... But yes,it has some weaknesses. As a gentleman down below says its's full of logic holes. The decision that he will fight a whole army by himself has no sense. And why he didn't hide M somewhere at first place,out of the danger? I mean,where is the trick in lead-them-to-skyfall-right-to-M plan? And the point with the gunshot,why she didn't shoot again? Hiding from enemy with flashlight??? All of these was stupid decisions. And they supposed to be professionals. After all,I liked it. It isn't perfect,but is enjoyable. Great picture and effects. I used to hate on Daniel Craig's Bond,but I was wrong. He make it well.
PS Sorry for grammar,my English is not the best.

Mar 27 - 09:33 AM

Brodie Vickers

Brodie Vickers

ive gotta say whats the point of this if you lot are just going to bitch and moan with eachother you lot just dont seem to be able to agree with anything do you?

Mar 22 - 05:37 PM

Patrick Halferty

Patrick Halferty

First off it's a DB5, at least know that much. Sorry this movie didn't have an invisible car or exploding shark. Skyfall actually showed Bond as a real person with an arc and not just a misogynist spouting jokes as he kills people.

Mar 21 - 01:45 AM

Movie Fanatic 1939

Adrian Dieleman

FAAAAANNNNBOY!!!! ^_^

Mar 16 - 11:40 AM

Dingbat Charlie

Dingbat Charlie

The tears of film snobs are delicious. They go great with your butthurt flavoured whine.

Mar 15 - 11:36 PM

Jesse McCray

Jesse McCray

There's a big reason this has a 92%. Plus the Craig route was what they HAD to do. Die Another Day WAS a commercial success, but critical failure. Bourne, released in the same year, the grittier, serious, and a smidge realistic take on espionage, spy thrillers was the better critical success, but didn't make more than Die Another Day. So how do you please both ends? The Craig Route. You make Bond, serious, tougher, realistic, and the same cocky badass he's been to please both ends. Fans and critic. Three Bond movies that have been more critically loved (Quantum IS fresh) than ANY Bond film since GoldenEye. And the money and success speaks for it. No matter how much you hate Craig or the route, it's working and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

Mar 12 - 11:48 PM

Lynn Dyer

Lynn Dyer

Yes there is. I can personally dislike it, and shall continue to do so.

Mar 14 - 05:54 AM

Blondie

No Name

You can't stop them from making the movies, like it or not.

Aug 8 - 07:54 AM

Roland Icban

Roland Icban

I guess a lot of people missed out on Adele's song. Listen to the goddamn lyrics!

Mar 12 - 09:35 PM

Jeff P.

Jeff Walken

So you're angry because in the new Bond movies, he isn't banging some random chick every ten minutes? Seriously, do you jerk off to that shit or something? There's free porn on the internet, you know.

Mar 12 - 01:23 PM

Eric Martin

Eric Martin

Hot girls were fine for heterosexuals and Ian Flemming.

Not you I guess. Did you like Javier Bardems hair?

Apr 2 - 11:48 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Wow, look at the horny bastard trying to defend some shitty argument. I understand why you need to jerk off to Bond sex scenes. You probably aren't getting much action in real life.

Apr 4 - 12:01 PM

Jeff P.

Jeff Walken

Maybe I'm alone here, but I prefer having sex than jerking off to other people having sex. Maybe you're into that kind of weird shit, but I'm not. It's okay, I won't judge you.

Apr 4 - 12:03 PM

Carlos F.

Carlos Fandango

I think he likes Alex Mavericks hair too. Nice boys.

Apr 8 - 12:29 AM

Dylan  J.

Dylan Jones

Yeah, that's not really Alex in that picture, stupid. It's the actor Ed Helms.

Apr 11 - 07:30 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Have any of you dipshits ever seen a Bourne movie? Daniel Craig's Bond is nothing like Jason Bourne or the Bourne movies. Yeah, Bourne always kicks ass and Craig's Bond always kicks ass, so that automatically makes them the same?

Mar 11 - 02:11 PM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

They don't give a damn that Bond came before Bourne. It's just easy for them to whine while they jerk off to their Kings of Leon cds because they're so "indie."

Mar 12 - 02:08 PM

David Markowski

David Markowski

I agree somewhat. Bond isn't fucking Bourne. He's Bond. The newer flicks make it seem like 007 is a generic action series. When in actuality, James has unique characteristics and a unique personality. Why fix something that isn't broken?

Mar 11 - 11:40 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

So, in other words, you would say that films like, Octopussy, Die Another Day, Moonraker and View to Kill have the Bond vibe that you think shouldn't be fixed?

Mar 11 - 02:09 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Yes, they do have that "Bond vibe" you talk of, and although not everyone agrees that they are "good Bond films", at least they are proper Bond films.
Now, I happen to like those movies. Sure, they're not as good as On Her Majesty's Secret Service or Goldfinger or The Spy Who Loved Me or The Living Daylights or Goldeneye or a number of other excellent Bond films, but they are still Bond films and still quite enjoyable to watch.
But Skyfall is not enjoyable to watch. It is dreary and joyless and painfully politically correct. It is quite horrible actually, but at least its not blatant Marxist propaganda like Quantum of Solace is, which I guess is Skyfall's only saving grace.

Apr 19 - 05:53 PM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Okay then, Richard. You go have fun watching shitty Bond films that make the Expendables look like Amadeus, and I'll watch good movies like Casino Royale and Skyfall.

Apr 19 - 10:45 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Thankyou, I will have fun watching them. I might watch Casino Royale again too, I quite like that film too you know. Its just Quantum of Solace and Skyfall that don't appeal to me as a Bond fan.

Apr 20 - 12:41 AM

I Hate The Tomato

Donald Prentice

I know a lot of people did not like this movie. I thought it was great. It was the best one I have seen since the earlier Sean Connery films as 007. Daniel Craig did a good job as bond. Did I like the other two he was in? No. Were they better than any of the Pierce Brosnan ones? Yes.

Mar 10 - 11:52 PM

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Good joke, man ;P

Mar 9 - 10:02 PM

Peter Gildon

Peter Gildon

Cheerio then

Feb 19 - 02:07 PM

Brandon Leverett

Brandon Leverett

i have to agree, this is a bad film, and i am concerned why so many prof reviewers did not think so. the gaps in the plot logic were HUGE, and it seemed that obvious solutions to many of the problems bond encountered were solved for the conveiniance of the "look" of the shot, for example, at trhe end of the film, the new q left a trail of breadcrumbs for the nutcase to follow, this took time, enought time for bond to get where he was going, and yet the "looked" better for bond to fight off these thugs by himself, where was the dam help, there was PLENTY of time for backup to show and catch the thugs while they were making the assault, where were the americans, a seal team in hiding, literally dozens of solutions other than the one we were served up? the came in a truck then in a chopper, could not these transportation devices be tracked by several sattalite tracking devices? thats bull, another example, when the hot chick took the shot, she had time ( she is supposed to be a pro right? )to take ANOTHER SHOT!! right after the first shot, she just sat there and watched the guy get away, wtf!!!??? weak plot, bad movies, full of logic holes...it sucked!

Feb 18 - 04:49 PM

Lynn Dyer

Lynn Dyer

Very good points.

Mar 14 - 05:56 AM

Greg Juillerat

Greg Juillerat

Bond has ALWAYS been escapist entertainment, and has never been promoted as "realistic." Hating this movie for those reasons doesn't prove it is a BAD movie, it proves you had trouble suspending disbelief.

Mar 21 - 11:28 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

No Greg, that is such nonsense! All of the good Bond films have plots that are absolute masterpieces.
Look at the plot of 'From Russia With Love'! It is an absolute masterpiece! Look at the plot of 'Thunderball'! Its quite brilliant!
Now look at the plot from 'Skyfall'... oh dear...
It is rubbish, riddled with holes, and most importantly, boring and un-engaging. Seriously, did the script-writers really think that 'Home Alone' needed to be remade that badly?

Apr 19 - 05:59 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Because they set traps it's automatically Home Alone? Go back to jacking off to Expendables you moron.

Jun 23 - 09:36 PM

Kelvin Schmerzen

Kelvin Schmerzen

Get a life Bitch!!!

Feb 17 - 05:46 PM

Elizabeth Pengson

Elizabeth Pengson

it's aston Martin DB5 & that was Scotland. and damn cold there.

Feb 16 - 11:01 PM

Andrew Aaronson

Andrew Aaronson

@Eric Northrup, I bet most people don't even know the books exits, It saddens men.

Feb 15 - 04:31 PM

Eric Northrup

Eric Northrup

One thing I have to say to people who say shit like this...
HAVE YOU READ THE FUCKING BOOKS?!

Feb 14 - 10:55 PM

Alex Seavor

Alex Seavor

Exactly what I wanted to say.

Feb 16 - 10:13 AM

Eric Northrup

Eric Northrup

Yes! Somebody who sees where I am coming from!

Feb 17 - 03:00 PM

Robert S.

Robert Sillo

That's why I liked Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton as Bond....I still like Connery and Brosnan though :)

Feb 21 - 07:11 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Er... Have you read the fucking books, Eric? Ian Fleming would turn in his grave to see his Bond turned into such a nauseatingly politically correct person as Daniel Craig has portrayed him to be.

Apr 19 - 06:02 PM

Blondie

No Name

He's turning in his grave to have fans who like shit movies like Octopussy, like you.

Aug 8 - 07:58 AM

rustiebin

Russell Hawker

Reading the comments on here is hilarious. People shouting the plot has more holes than edam cheese. Then going into great technical detail why it was flawed. And then in the next breath saying there is no fun. So what exactly do you want? Absolutely flawless with every plot turn thought out in minute detail. Or just a bit of escapist fun.
And for those that say the plot has been done many times before. Yep is has, you are right. But then just about every movie made these days borrows a plot from another film. There's only so many plots lines that can be used and they have all been used. So Bourne, Taken, Bond, MI are all just rehashing the same old thing. But who cares, they are enjoyable.

Feb 13 - 05:28 AM

Kevin Imes

Kevin Imes

So true, and when has Bond ever been known for realistic plots?

Mar 10 - 08:07 PM

Noah Veik

Noah Veik

It was the best one!

Feb 12 - 01:03 PM

Meryl Fortney

Meryl Fortney

You sound like a misogynist pig.

Feb 10 - 06:34 PM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

Nah, just a very uninteligent and close-minded "fan" of James Bond.

Feb 11 - 08:58 AM

Daniel Delorme

Daniel Delorme

i agree to some extent with what has been posted here and still cant not comprehend how this movie got 92% for positive review.
the plot is very thin and lacks logic. i understand it is a movie but if the script writers do not inject some logical sence into the movie, well you have lost me then. moneypenny could have shot the bad guy on the train, she doesn't . bardem could have shot M in the court room, he doesn't!. why Q does not get the help of the police or london underground to stop or block the carriages when bardem is inside?how did bardem get out of the glass box he was kept in?
the ending was very shallow.
the pace is slow, no pursuit, no thrill , it not leave my heart pounding at all.like someone else said, it is an ordinary movie, but a bad one.

Feb 10 - 04:40 PM

Harvey Mushman

Harvey Mushman

92%

Feb 8 - 10:59 AM

Matthew Reece

Matthew Reece

waste of my time

Feb 7 - 06:00 PM

Mike Vass

Mike Vass

Oh yeah and I agree with Julia - the plot was uninspired and shallow at best. After the mystery of Quantum from the last 2 films, it felt like going back to kindergarten.

Feb 3 - 07:58 PM

Mike Vass

Mike Vass

Yeah I couldn't stand it either. Pretty much everything it could have done wrong, it did wrong. Cheesy, overblown, lacking in the subtle finesse and charm of Casino and Quantum... by the end I was literally rooting for Silva to just blow up the house and end it all, partly to inject some excitement back into the film and partly to put it out of its misery.

I'm not sure how they managed to take the energetic beauty of the previous two films and turn it into a movie that's both too dark and too cheesy at the same time.

Just awful.

A few redeeming factors for me we're the action sequence at the beginning and the new Q. That's pretty much it.

Feb 3 - 07:54 PM

Julia Lennox

Julia Lennox

I guess the heated debate is between diehard Bond fans and "the others". Being
one of "the others" and thinking that everybody is entitled to an opinion, I
must say that this was a very disappointing experience for me. The plot was
super-thin (ex-agent wants to kill M and goes about it in a weird way). The
stolen list of agents is an ld "mcguffin" device, used much better in M:I,
besides here is forgotten half way and totally plointless. There are so many
others plot holes (mentioned by other people) that I won't repeat them here.
However, it is clear that Bond fans will probably like the movie regardless.
They seem to love have the same story re-told countless times and - let's be
honest - Bond is always the same story, with little variations.
I am also puzzled by the enthusiastic critical reaction, but now more than
ever I believe critics 'opinions are often biased. Who knows what they get in
exchange for positive reviews? I guess it's not by chance that most well-known
reviewers hardly ever "dislike" any movie whatsoever.

Jan 30 - 11:53 AM

Johan Bosman

Johan Bosman

How can anybody say they liked this movie. No technology no special spy gadgets ? This has become another everyday Action movie just hold the Action. Worst movie ever. How this RT at 92 % I don't have a clue, makes me wonder if I should ever read any reviews on here again.

Jan 28 - 11:41 PM

Shane Kincade

Shane Kincade

The quality of a movie is directly related to cool gadgets?

Feb 3 - 06:35 PM

Mike Vass

Mike Vass

I don't think gadgets should make or break Bond, but yes I think they would have improved this movie too :)

Feb 3 - 07:59 PM

Mike S.

Mike San

however the original poster is correct about the tormented dark depressing Bond . . .all this wailing about sticking to the "hardcore Bond of the Fleming novels" is overheated and ignores the fact that many of the "over the top" plots come straight out of the books . . . Drax's attempted missile attack on London, Goldfinger's robbing of Fort Knox (the book's much-maligned plot hole ingeniously fixed by Maibaum in the film), the theft of the atomic bombs in Thunderball followed by blackmail of the world, Blofeld's hypnotized minions spreading disease all over the world unless Blofeld gets his title . . . "over the top" was Spectre's raison d'etre!

even Craig I think has suggested returning to the "Bond formula" in the next film (don't know if it's up to McClory's heirs whether EON gets to use a new Blofeld)

the crunch comes in how it is handled . . . with more or less a straight face as in the Connery/Lazenby edition, or the straight up ludicrosity of some of the Moore films, tarzan yell and all

speaking of the tarzan yell, that would be technically impossible for any one human being to duplicate . . .as it was made up of three different voices!

breaking the fourth wall has been a time-honored crime of the Bond films. Most people remember it starting with the Lawrence of Arabia musical cue in Spy Who Loved Me, but it actually began in OHMSS with the janitor whistling the opening bars of Goldfinger as poor Lazenby walked by. Audiences love this stuff but it also takes them out of the action and reminds them they are watching a movie.

Growing up From Russia With Love and OHMSS were my favorites of the films, followed closely by Goldfinger and YOLT a distance third (or fourth). I liked YOLT for the Japanese setting, the soundtrack and the excellent cinematography by Freddie Young.

Octopussy, infamous for the Tarzan yell, actually had a decent plot (George McDonald Fraser), not all that over the top and could have been as good as From Russia With Love until all the ludicrous bells and whistles were added (the Tarzan yell, the tennis player, the tennis player playing the bond theme on his flute, the most ridiculous seduction scene of all time played between Moore and Adams). Putting Bond in a gorilla suit. Some would also add putting Bond in a clown costume, but I consider this legit as it was the best way for 009 and 007 to disguise themselves in that setting

Putting the Goldfinger car in Skyfall was also breaking the fourth wall to get an audience reaction, as there is no way Craig could have used it as Bond unless it was in the 1980s earliest . . . after all in the early 60s Craig wasn't even alive yet (born in 1968). Also the aforementioned, when Casino Royale 2006 came out it was announced as a reboot, not a prequel, and that the new series would have nothing to do with the old!

Jan 27 - 03:33 PM

Mike S.

Mike San

Despite their flaws Live and Let Die, Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only were perfectly acceptable Bonds. L&LD contains some now cringeworthy blaxploitation, and even at the time I hated the execrable disco soundtracks of Spy and Eyes (which is the worst of all time, Conti's or Serra(Goldeneye)'s?) Man With The Golden Gun is easily the worst Bond movie, not because of Moore who was still playing it straight but due to exhausted writers (even John Barry the composer said he couldn't really get into i). and pandering to the public with return of Sheriff Pepper. It is said a lot of the problems were due to Harry Saltzman going stale on ideas and the subsequent breakup of the partnership. Whatever promise Moonraker had was destroyed by turning Jaws into Wile E. Coyote and half the time it looked like Lois Chiles eyes were about to cross.

I'm old enough to have seen all the films in the theater as they were meant to be seen, and in their respective eras. The first I was allowed to see was Diamonds Are Forever, but already had plenty of exposure thanks to the bubble gum cards and pervasive 007 atmosphere of the 60s (and my uncle had the Goldfinger soundtrack!). After Diamonds are Forever the first six films were re-released in theaters in the form of two TRIPLE features (No/Russia/Goldfinger, Thunderball/YOLT/OHMSS) which was a wonderful way to experience them, the same as you could now plug in one dvd after the last.

I go back and forth on Dalton, then as now. His two were at least believable compared to some of the Moore outings. I agree with one reviewer of the time however, who said that it seemed like Dalton's Bond would spend his evenings curled up with a Reader's Digest or catching the latest episode of Moonlighting.

I thought Goldeneye was good and a respectable resurrection of the series (as is 2006 Casino Royale), but I never really got on with Brosnan especially as it was followed by two of the most forgettable Bonds. I agree with another reviewer that the first half of Die Another Day is classic Bond, but that it starts falling apart with the ice mansion followed by the cheap, execrable CGI effects (the "windsurfing" scene being especially insulting). When it opened I had a hard time with the idea of JAMES BOND being held in prison for over a year, but it is akin to the books where Bond is taken by the Russians and brainwashed into attempting to assassinate M at the beginning of Man With The Golden Gun (book).

As mentioned already, my problem with Craig tho he has the acting chops but not the look. During Skyfall I kept thinking he would look more at home as one of the non-human characters in the Lord of the Rings movies . . . that he should be playing Bilbo in The Hobbit. Also I'm a little confused, Casino Royale 2006 was announced to be a complete reboot of the series, not a prequel or tied to the other films in any way, so why was the Goldfinger car brought back for Skyfall? was it just a nod to the 50th anniversary? Unfortunately the same is happening with the books . . .the Fleming estate has authorized a "new" Bond born much later and a veteran of the Afghanistan war, not world war 2!

"the Moore films were silly but enjoyable" . . . there is plenty of dopey stuff in Skyfall: the "genius" Q opening the mainframe to a hacker who had no problem getting into M's computer, Bond putting M in harm's way, the bobbing lantern lighting the way for the nemesis, Moneypenny settling for a desk job (tho it was a good twist on the relationship to have her shoot Bond). Bond having sex with the sex slave is a little much, but it also reflects the relationship with Maud Adams character (Scaramanga's sex slave) in Golden Gun where Bond has sex with her after she seeks his help.

Each movie has something to recommend it, as far as I'm concerned. Easily the two worst, Golden Gun and Quantum of Solace, the latter opened with an excellent car chase and I'll still watch Golden Gun for the scenes aboard the Queen Elizabeth and Britt Ekland in a bikini.

Jan 27 - 12:32 PM

Mike S.

Mike San

Has there been any other 007 movie where Bond COMPLETELY failed? It felt like he wanted M to get killed for some reason. Skyfall confirmed one other thing for me, I'll probably never come to accept Craig in the role (though I didn't think Casino Royal or Q of S were all that bad, and when I saw him in that Tomb Raider movie I initially thought he would make a good Bond). Craig just keeps getting stranger-looking with each ensuing film. At this point I would prefer Cavill or even Clive Owen.

His being "unfit for duty" didn't bother me much . . . remember Connery had to convalesce also in Thunderball and one of his most vulnerable moments came on the traction machine.

I think each actor has his place. Goldfinger, From Russia With Love and OHMSS are probably my favorites of the series, the first two as close as they will ever come to making perfect Bond films . . . OHMSS would qualify if it was Connery not Lazenby . . .they tried to make OHMSS before You Only Live Twice but the snow refused to come . . . the Moore films were silly but enjoyable . . .there wasn't much to enjoy in Skyfall with Craig ever more dour, though I agree with one assessment Skyfall is the best filmed (cinematography) in a long while

Jan 27 - 02:23 AM

Robert S.

Robert Sillo

I love the old Bond films, but this film isn't that bad. There are a lot of reasons to like it (5oth anniversary, great actors, great twists, cool story) and for some people there are reasons to hate it (Young Q, not liking Craig as Bond, gay villain, no gadgets), In my opinion, it is in my top 10, but if I deeply hated Craig and his movies, this still would not be the worst Bond film.

Jan 20 - 04:14 PM

Matt Haynes

Matt Haynes

This movie sucked. Why is Hollywood on such a retro guilt trip? Think about it: the Roger Moore movies were a blast, competing against blockbusters like "Jaws", "Star Wars" and "Rocky" and the results were pure entertainment. Since Moore retired, the Bonds have been overly serious and each new one since 1987's "The Living Daylights" has been hailed as, drum roll please..."the BEST BOND EVER!" It's the same thing that happened to Batman. The campy (and fun) old tv show with Adam West got overly serious and commercial with the late 80's--early '90's movies and though the first two "Dark Knight" movies rocked, the last one didn't. Life is short, people, let's have some fun!

Jan 17 - 06:09 PM

candbmanagerhoniley

Adrian Forrest

Hmmmmm i don't think joe public will ever see Pierce Brosnan as serious! His Bond films were super cheesy.

All Hail Daniel Craig - James Bond.

Feb 16 - 09:52 PM

Ronald Neira

Ronald Neira

Shaun O'Rourke, shut up and enjoy Skyfall.

Jan 17 - 05:36 AM

Dan Unsworth

Dan Unsworth

I'm a fan of old school Bond with his gadgets and OTT womanising but I have to say that I rather enjoyed Skyfall and thought it was the best Bond film in a long long time. The best ever? No. It was still a damn good watch though in my honest opinion.

Jan 13 - 07:27 PM

Melvyn Jones

Melvyn Jones

I agree with Lee Inghams comment. Surely everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If nothing else it makes me want to watch the film again to see if its as dissapointing as I remember. I didnt HATE the film, was just expecting more from a BOND movie.
It does seem to me though that a lot of the insults aimed at individuals appear to be from the supposedly intelligent people whereas those of us of less intelligence are happy to merely berate the film.
Surely they should rise above throwing around the derogatory remarks secure in the knowledge that their opinion is the only one that matters. Mr Preston - shame on you !
I personally would be very interested in hearing valid arguments to the points raised by Ericko.

Jan 13 - 03:55 AM

Matthew Preston

Matthew Preston

Ha, I didn't expect my godly name to appear in the above drivel. Chances were I wouldn't have read your post, but I was strangely compelled to -- and there I was! The Preston was addressed.

I've no idea who Ericko is, so I can't validly argue against his points. I'm guessing he's someone further down the page, but I can't be bothered looking. I can't even be bothered clicking 'edit' then 'find' then typing in 'Ericko'. I'm just not going to do it. No sirree.

One thing in the above that struck my eye, though, was that you say you were expecting more from a Bond movie. Are you saying the film was worse than any of the Moore, Dalton or Brosnan films? LMAO. The only Bond movie in the last 20 years or more that hasn't sucked (other than Skyfall and Casino Royale) is Goldeneye. There's no way you could 'expect' a great movie from a franchise that's spawned such shit on average. This is true regardless of the quality of Skyfall. It was just a stupid statement.

Jan 13 - 01:07 PM

Melvyn Jones

Melvyn Jones

Firstly, thanks for even taking the time to reply, shame you didn't read Ericko's comments though it would have been interesting to see your response.
On the off chance that you actually have any further interest in this thread I would like to respond to your comments.
I was expecting more with regard to action (however sad and shallow this may be), its what the Bond movies have been famous for in the past and what originally attracted a legion of fans.
Moving onto your second question the Roger Moore movies were,on the whole, truly awful. Didn't mind the Dalton/Brosnan ones though (except Die Another Day)!
I dont think anyone really goes to see a James Bond film to be intellectually challenged just good old escapist fun.
You know as hard as you try to piss people off with your derogatory comments it is genuinely difficult to dislike you and, in fact, "discussing" this with you has brought a smile to my otherwise dreary days. Although it has been said that I really should get out more.
Best wishes (the godly) Mr. Preston.

Jan 15 - 11:19 AM

Tino Pecchia

Tino Pecchia

This was my first bond film & can someone tell me WTF is so special about him. I don't mind an action movie with substance but the substance has to be interesting.

Jan 11 - 07:44 PM

Shawn White

Shawn White

I don't think you people understand, this film, dare I say, does INDEED qualify as the best Bond film. The plot is superb with wonderful direction and pacing and "Skyfall" is certainly a wonderful film in general.

Jan 11 - 06:20 PM

Daniel Delorme

Daniel Delorme

did we actually see the same movie? you talk about the plot. there isn't one,or it lacks logic and predictable. the scriptwriters have no sense of logic:please explain moneypenny doenst shoot the bad guy when she stil has the time after shooting bond? why Bardem doesnt kill M in the court room?why stops in the tunnel and waits for the flames to pursuit him?(editing error or just cheesiness ?)
ending as as cheesy as ever: bardem being stabbed. no build up to this!!

Feb 10 - 04:49 PM

Cody H.

Cody Halpert

Of course your last complaint is that Bond doesn't get laid enough in movies. Are you serious? There's plenty of porn on the internet that you can immerse yourself in.

Jan 9 - 04:21 PM

Babadook Nyland

Babadook Nyland

The worst Bond film yet? Hardly. You seem to forget Die Another Day, The Man With The Golden Gun, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I really enjoyed Skyfall.

Jan 7 - 01:38 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

How dare you slight the title of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'? That movie is masterful, a real delight. Its so wonderful, I barely have words

Apr 20 - 12:45 AM

Lee Ingham

Lee Ingham

So many idiots on here arguing and insulting each other just because you have different views to one another. Some of you should grow up. I liked Skyfall, thought it was Daniel Craig's best one, even though I don't like him as Bond.

Jan 7 - 04:36 AM

Melvyn Jones

Melvyn Jones

Very well said.
I wanted more action. Can take or leave the gadgets (and the shagging).
The plot was fine (though in response to the criticisms aimed at the world domination theme the motive of revenge is one of the oldest plotlines going and been done in movies so many times before).
However these are only MY opinions and I certainly wouldn't expect everyone to agree. Where would be the fun in that but personal insults guys - PLEASE !!

Jan 13 - 04:04 AM

Matthew Preston

Matthew Preston

People less intelligent than I am seem to really hate this film.

Critics love the film, the masses hate it. Critics hate Cloud Atlas, the masses love it.

One day the masses will get something right purely by accident, I'm sure. But this is not that day!

Jan 6 - 02:33 PM

ValiBgd ValiBgd

ValiBgd ValiBgd

if you're part of the intelligent people...I want to be part of the masses .

Jan 7 - 01:17 AM

Matthew Preston

Matthew Preston

Don't worry: you already are.

Jan 7 - 04:50 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

I promise I am more intelligent than you, and all these critics as well. I can prove it empirically. And yet I recognize this film as the turgid piece of shit it is. Go figure...

Apr 20 - 12:46 AM

Ericko Samudera

Ericko Samudera

Horrible movie. Really, really horrible. Dumb plot destroyed it for me.
Some of older Bond movies are dumb, but THEY EMBRACED IT and use that dumb gimmick to entertain people. Not Skyfall, this movie insist people to watch it like some intelligent movie, when it's not.

Tell me if these plot key points are not dumb:
- Connecting evil master hacker's PC to MI6 FUCKING KEY INFRASTRUCTURE. Why the fuck did (supposedly "genius") Q not isolate it first? Or make a security sandbox? Really, it's stupid, even Silva's laptop said so. It's unrealistic how this incompetent brat can make it to the top.
- Why can Silva get out from his glass Gazebo? Why aren't the security guards guarding from outside the glass barrier? Why lock everything electronically, when you're detaining A FUCKING MASTER HACKER? And why can Silva's jail be accessed from subway tunnel?
- Leaving breadcrumbs? Fine, but why THE FUCK also bring M to the trapzone? Why not leave M 1.5 km from Skyfall, kill incoming bad guys since they are thinking that M is still with Bond, pick up M, and happy ending. It's a fucking common sense.
- And why can't supposedly ex-superspy Silva see Skyfall as a trap? Why not use tear gas, instead of lame grenades to smoke Bond out? Tear gas canister are MADE for situation like this, it's non-lethal so Silva can kill M himself, instead of sending his men to an obviously trapped house. Tear gas canisters are even WAY EASIER TO PROCURE than grenades. And why don't everybody bring a night vision goggles when fighting in the dark? Are they too "unrealistic" too?

If you want to make Bond realistic, fine! But know that people will have MUCH MUCH higher standards when judging them and it will be MUCH MUCH harder to suspend their disbelief.

Jan 6 - 08:09 AM

Lucifuge Rofocale

Lucifuge Rofocale

I agree 100% with you Ericko. Also, I found many scenes quite badly directed, f.i. the whole fight in the casino, the introductory scene, etc, they were very badly put together.

What I hated the most was that when Silva was introduced, I found him to be a very well-structured character and rather intriguing.. Until he attempted to attack M during the public inquiry. He used to be the master-mind, super-hacker-ex spy, that planned everything in perfect detail, but since he barged into the Tribunal, he went full retard; until that point he had everything planned in extreme detail, but since that point he was completely lacking of planning and his actions were completely random and made no sense at all, especially in Skyfall.. Iā??ve been trying hard to erase from my memory the scene where he finally caught up with M.

Jan 6 - 02:50 PM

David H.

David H

Agreed as well, and I would add:
The scene with the pit was very poorly done, just to use the stupid gun gadget.
So dissappointing I will never watch another bond film at the movies.

Jan 7 - 06:47 PM

Ryan Babcock

Ryan Babcock

You make a lot of good points Ericko.

Jan 24 - 07:27 PM

Daniel Delorme

Daniel Delorme

at last some guys here have analysed and articulated with good exmaples why they disliked this movie. thank you guys, i too was let down by the lack of logic.
they portray bardem as a very bad ex spy master hacker, but they do not put enough security to guard him, and the result? he escapes from the glass jail! and we dont know how !!!
again, MI6 or sfylall equipement is supped to be super secure and Q got hacked into!!!!
they dont use the london police or the london underground to stop bardem, stop the train or block the carriages!!
toom much illogical stuff for me.i could go on and on......

Feb 10 - 04:59 PM

Phil Spreadborough

Phil Spreadborough

I watched skyfall and felt my self not enjoying and trying to make my self enjoy it something i felt when i watched quantom of solace. i think this film dragged a hell of a lot had no pace whatsoever and i really dont know how skyfall rates better than casino royale on imdb

Jan 4 - 03:32 PM

Mike Vass

Mike Vass

Yeah I adore both Casino and Quantum but hated Skyfall.

Feb 3 - 08:01 PM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

then you are a fag

Feb 19 - 01:54 PM

Melvyn Jones

Melvyn Jones

Whilst I wouldn't say worst Bond film ever, it was pretty dissapointing. After all the hype that preceded the film I had expected something absolutely amazing then left the cinema feeling deflated and wondering whether to even make the effort to see the next one on the "big screen". Had I gone to see an ordinary thriller my feelings would have been different BUT I WENT TO SEE BOND !!
It feels like they're getting the format all wrong at the moment in an attempt to appear more cerebral but thats not what 007 is about. Personally I want a Bond movie to be a little more fantastical with outrageous villains (Silva was a joke - perhaps Javier Bardem should've resurrected the character he played in No country for old men - Now he was scary) and I WANT ACTION. All the set pieces except the opening seemed over in a matter of moments and were "glossed over". The shoot out at M's hearing was nothing you wouldn't see in an episode of "Spooks" and to finish the main villain off as easily as that was embarressing especially after all the build up.
Where were the brutal fight scenes of old ("Red" Grant -FRWL, Odd Job G/F, Peter Franks DAF).
I really, really want the next film to be great but am soooooo preparing myself to be dissapointed - yet again. Barbara Broccolli, if you're reading this (!) contact me. I've got some great ideas for Bonds next film (dont worry, I'm not holding my breath).

Jan 4 - 05:35 AM

David H.

David H

Agreed, worst that I've seen ever. I would have walked out if it wasn't for someone paying for my ticket. They lazily shuvved in some bond-esque stuff to make it seem like a bond, the 10 second shower scene. they also had to have the gadgets and made some joke about thr fact that they were retarted, the stupid gun and the GPS locator.

Then they had to use these gadgets and francly it seemed like these scenes were very lazy and tacked on just to be able to use the gadgets. As soon as they fell into the pit I was like 'ok, we'll obviously they aren't going to do the obvious and use the stupid gun feature' but they did.
Then the GPS locator, I thought 'well, it's not going to be that easy' and of course, it wasn't since it was apparently 'all per planned' by the villain. And like the train wreck that this is, the villain could never have timed the train to fall through the roof, however, the movie had lost pretty much all credibility by then, so it didn't matter...

Jan 4 - 03:54 AM

Sinisa Erceg

Sinisa Erceg

I've just watched Skyfall and i have to say- this is one of the worst Bond movies ever for me. And this is not because i like the old ones, i don't. I was really happy with the changes they made in Casino Royal and Craig is my favorite Bond. BUT this particular movie was a complete disaster, it just didn't work. Especially the last half an hour, i couldn't wait for it to end. So, i didn't like the movie for different reasons than most people. Cheers

Jan 1 - 01:25 PM

Himanshu Pant

Himanshu Pant

Are you joking?
I think you should watch Disaster Movie or BloodRayne.

Dec 13 - 09:58 PM

Armando Vargas

Armando Vargas

Are You BrainWashed or What? This Is One Of The Best BOND Movies

Dec 13 - 04:20 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

In fact, its the people who defend Skyfall who are brainwashed. All the praise for far-leftist marxist extremist reviewers fooled you. Its like the Emperor with no clothes, the movie is terrible, but because the reviewers said its good, we all try to delude ourselves into thinking its good. The reality is, the reviewers only said its good because its not a real Bond film at all, but rather a marxist-feminist propaganda piece. If it was a real Bond film, Bond would have saved the day by forcibly seducing a lesbian like he did in Goldfinger (the best Bond film of all time). Could you ever imagine Daniel Craig's Bond doing such a thing?

Dec 16 - 01:52 AM

Antonio Andon

Antonio Andon

whoever made this thread is a bitch and fag. This Movie is excellent. To the people saying, "this isn't Bond" and "Oh the Old Bond is better, and needs more gadgets", shut the fuck up!! I'm tired of you faggots and nerds complaining about every single thing. Fuckin nerds always nitpicking and shit. Shut the fuck up. We're in the 21st century. We can't go back in time. Shut the fuck up everybody.

Dec 12 - 03:26 PM

Daniel Delorme

Daniel Delorme

i like the way you argument your point, very mature!

Feb 10 - 05:01 PM

Takashi Ito

Takashi Ito

I am a long term Bond fan but this movie was a severe let down. If this update is the only way to keep the franchise relevant for our times, the franchise is dead and should be given a dignified funeral. If I had to put it down to one thing, it is that the more Bond tries to look real, the more phony the whole proposition becomes. Bond movies firmly belong to the realm of fantasy and escapism, and perhaps we will have to go to Iron Man for that (Robert Downey Jr with his irreverent attitude and impeccable clothes is perhaps the embodiment of what Bond should be). The acting was very good all around (that was not the problem), and frankly, the Tom Ford suits did not look good; Connery, Moore and Brosnan all looked better in their suits.

Dec 8 - 04:27 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Exactly exactly exactly. Everything you've said. Brainwashed Skyfail fans have no rebuttal to this excellent analysis.

Dec 16 - 01:48 AM

Alex H.

Alex Haines

does anyone understand that Daniel Craig is the most accurate Bond in the franchise when it comes to his actions. Does anyone know that the books featured zero gadgets. Bond has a license to kill, and, with the exception of the first three Connerys, Lazenby, and Dalton, the other bonds don't show that. you must realize that the bond books came out a full decade before dr. no. the bond you saw there was the Daniel Craig bond (although book bond looked more like Pierce Brosnan. You should really read more books.

Dec 2 - 12:08 PM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

If you're going by the books OHMSS and Lazenby where the definitive Bonds, not blondie Craig

Dec 4 - 08:39 PM

Austin W.

Austin Williamson

Do you realize how stupid you sound, judging an actor by his HAIR COLOR? My God, it wasn't like a signature detail that was emphasized like Harry Potter's scar. Plus, I think it's a key thing that sets him apart from other Bonds, makes it look like "I don't have to cosplay the past to become the future". That's the only detail thats off with Craig and it shouldn't be the reason why you hate him as 007. Yeah, Lazenby was pretty good. But I think he's not above Dalton, who is arguably the closest representation to satisfy your physical needs. Craig acts more like Bond than the other 5 had and if your're going to sit here and complain that this new Bond is a rip-off of Mission: Impossible and Bourne, remember Bond is the reason those even existed. Bond defined the genre and along the way, mainly Moore and Brosnan's era, they lost their touch and became goofy and predictable (yet enjoyable to an extent).

Dec 5 - 04:49 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

I never said I hated Craig as Bond, in fact I liked him alot in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. What I said is he is not definitevely Fleming's Bond. That would be Lazenby and, I agree with you on this, Dalton. I also think that they both, Lazenby in particular, act more like Fleming's Bond than Craig though obviously he's a lot closer than Brosnan and the farcical Moore who is closer to the physical description than Craig (though I still enjoy his Bonds). I agree that Bond is the reason that pretty much any contemporary Western action film exists but that doesn't justify retreading the plots and tones of those films while completing disregarding the Bond formula because you can't come up with anything new on your own. And this film is unfortunately completely and utterly predictable (and goofy in places - with the DB5 and the whole using the computer network to escape mallarky) because we have seen everything before between the previous Bond films and those aforementioned follow ons. I would have loved to have had a single surprise. It was actually painfully tedious to the point I almost walked out of the film, something I have never ever done.

Dec 5 - 06:19 PM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

@Kieran Lazenby had the more physical look of Bond, but he had no charisma like Fleming imagined him in his books. Craig, except for the hair and eye color, was the closest interpretation of Bond to date. And that has been mentioned countless times. Just because your vision of the Bond character is Lazenby, doesn't make true.

Dec 8 - 12:52 PM

Alex H.

Alex Haines

oh, craig looks absolutely nothing like bond, i know that, but he embraces book bond, and that is why i like him

Dec 8 - 04:46 PM

Austin W.

Austin Williamson

Actually, the hair color and slight height difference is the only thing off. Otherwise he's dead on. I love Daniel Craig for the fact that he knows what the character is and actually enjoys being a part of the franchise

Dec 12 - 04:53 AM

Simon Coles

Simon Coles

Definitely agree - it is the worst Bond film ever

Dec 2 - 04:38 AM

Kenny Hernandez

Kenny Hernandez

Spoiler alert! Rename the show the incompetent Bond! He tells a woman he will protect her and gets her killed. He takes M to a secret place where they will have the advantage! ahem 1 against many with only a few weapons. The dumbest plan ever! And of course he gets her killed too. He attacks the assassin right after he kills someone, excuse why not before? And the criminal is not much better. A plan years in the making to take out old lady M. He knows all the secrets of MI 6 couldn't he have gone to her house years before and just got it over with? I can't stand it when characters act in inconsistent ways, and if Bond was as incompetent as he is in the film he wouldn't have lived so long. It felt fun on the big screen, but afterward all I could say was what the hell was he thinking?

Dec 2 - 01:14 AM

Stuart Maddox

Stuart Maddox

you obviously arent an intellectual movie goer. no to say to say you arent a smart person, im sure you are. but for moives you have to think past whats blatantly obvious. the villain was fantastic and will go down in bond history as one of the best ever.

Dec 6 - 10:52 PM

Jim Beck

Jim Beck

Actually, Kenny does make a good point, one that I couldn't help but think about as well while I was watching the film. Bond was supposedly using M as bait, right? But how so? Q created that "breadcrumb trail" that led the villain to the orphanage. Which means that M didn't need to be there. Bond could easily have dropped M off at a Starbucks and then come back for her later.

In fact, everyone in this movie was dumber than they should have been. The whole "he wanted us to capture him" idea has been done to death at this point, in much worse movies. Q should have realized that hooking up the villain's computer directly into their system, after he had clearly shown an amazing ability to hack, was a mistake. And later, the villain sends people into the orphanage, not expecting a trap? And then Bond is down in the tunnel and just stands there when he knows there is most likely an explosion behind him? And M and the old guy actually leave the tunnel when the villain has no idea that it even exists?

As Ripley once said, did IQs suddenly drop while she was away? lol

And yes, he did get that other woman killed, as well. He disarms all of those guards fifteen seconds after the villain shoots her? Why didn't he do that BEFORE the guy shot her?

Jan 1 - 10:44 PM

Elizabeth Pengson

Elizabeth Pengson

that wasn'tan orphanage--that was bond's boyhood home..SKYFALL..obviously you weren't paying much attention as Kincade played by albert finney explained toM how the young bond hid in that hiding place after he heard his parents died and still later on at the church-- M noticed the bond's parents graves.

Feb 16 - 11:57 PM

Adrian Scappaticci

Adrian Scappaticci

you are an awful person with an awful taste in movies.

Nov 30 - 05:49 PM

David Jalali

David Jalali

and you're a drooling idiot who is satisfied by explosions. He's right, the movie was terrible.

Dec 8 - 01:50 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

tasteless aids-infesting cunt hole

Mar 7 - 01:18 PM

Grand M.

Grand Mesa

This Bond franchise started to suck after Connery left. All the rest are structured for the mentally incapable.

Nov 30 - 05:22 AM

Stuart Maddox

Stuart Maddox

how old are you?

Dec 6 - 10:53 PM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

The "tormented dark despressing" (quite an exaggeration really) Bond is not the problem. Problem is the terrible directing, writing and plot of this movie, and this movie alone.

Nov 29 - 09:58 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

Direction okay and I think Mendes might have throw in a cool Easter egg, writing and plot where awful. Dark depressing side was done to buy into success of The Dark Knight trilogy. I am disappointed by this decision but it has proven to have been a smart move by the box office.

Dec 4 - 08:41 PM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

What the success of this movie in the box office tells me is that lots of people don't see or don't care about the details, such as the plot holes, inconsistencies and uninspired dialogs. Personally, I can't ignore those, so I hated the movie. However, I'm glad it is making tons of money -- this means Daniel Craig is cimenting himself as one of the top Bond and I like him as Bond.

Dec 7 - 11:38 PM

Austin W.

Austin Williamson

Sorry, what happened back then worked BACK THEN. I'm sorry, but the majority of Brosnan and Moore's era are a disgrace to the Ian Fleming character. What DIDN'T he have a gadget for? How about one that makes a good movie? I love Daniel Craig's era, along with the first few of Connery's, Lazenby's, and Dalton's. THOSE are what Bond is about, not freakin goofy predictable plotlines and making Bond look like an absolute tool, as if the gadgets were using him. Take them away in those days and Bond is screwed. You need to sit down and look at the real character for once. Daniel Craig doesn't LOOK like Bond 100%, but he sure as hell acts like him out of the 6 so far. That's what matters

Nov 29 - 07:34 AM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

Agreed. The Brosnan's era was the worst with the big robot, invisible car and all the other cheap thrills. I'm afraid they are going back in that direction for the next movie.

Nov 29 - 10:14 AM

Stuart Maddox

Stuart Maddox

THANK YOU. but i dont think theyll go back to it. Q's line from skyfall "did you expect an exploding pen? we dont do that kind of thing anymore."

Dec 6 - 10:54 PM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

I hope you're right.

Dec 7 - 11:29 PM

Alex H.

Alex Haines

totally agreed, i just don't understand why so many people like the gadget bond.

Dec 2 - 12:10 PM

Jak Ciri

Jak Ciri

Amen to this post. Agree to everything except it was a DB5. Bring back the exciting bond with gadgets and cool cars.

Nov 28 - 12:09 PM

Elizabeth Pengson

Elizabeth Pengson






fleming didn't really write about Bond having all t hose gadgets.

Feb 17 - 12:00 AM

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

You are obviously another nostalgia fags that misses the undoubtedly campy Sean Connery and Roger Moore Bonds. SKYFALL is a film that actually has its shit together and if you're too ignorant to see that, then maybe next time you wont "waste" your money trying to watch a porno more than an action flick.

Nov 28 - 12:37 AM

Grand M.

Grand Mesa

So you go for the "bang, boom, boom....cut, cut, cut. To have a real story line just might confuse you.

Nov 30 - 05:24 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

How was Connery campy?

Dec 4 - 08:42 PM

Jim Beck

Jim Beck

Your use of the word "fags" is very telling, but I'll ignore that. Instead, let's focus on the fact that you said this film has its shit together. Really? The plot holes were big enough to drive a truck through and all of these highly trained, supposedly intelligent characters did a lot of dumb things. The story flowed like it was a first draft that was badly in need of a few revisions.

Jan 1 - 10:49 PM

Mosrite

Glenn Forsyth

Nothing compares to Quantum Of Solace as the worst Bond movie ever, not even OHMSS with wooden Lazenby ruining the movie. Skyfall is another attempt at getting us to where Bond began. It sets up the Double O agents as an elite extremely secret section of MI6 working as they say in the shadows. Bond finally becomes the Bond we know in this movie, the Ian Fleming Bond and the movie Bond all in one. It's up to the producers now to take him in a direction we are all familiar with and i think they will, is it time to remake one? Could we actually see them attempt Dr No or finally see Bond against adversaries such as the Spectre organization? The source material is all there, i wonder if they are game?

Nov 27 - 07:14 PM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

How is QoS worse? I would love to hear it.

Jan 3 - 03:42 PM

Dylan  J.

Dylan Jones

Skyfall is the worst? Have you seen Octopussy or On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Shitfest galore.

Nov 24 - 07:38 PM

Elizabeth Pengson

Elizabeth Pengson

lol and you c an add Moonraker too.

Feb 17 - 12:02 AM

Adrian Alvillar

Adrian Alvillar

Dont re-invent Bond dont change what has been working for 50 years.

Nov 23 - 08:46 AM

Adrian Alvillar

Adrian Alvillar

This isnt a bond movie ....Bond stands for alot of things i have been a bond fan since i was a kid i am now 40 and this was the worse bond yet..

Nov 23 - 08:18 AM

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Care to explain?

Nov 28 - 12:38 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

I'm the same age and same back story Adrian and I am completely agree with you. Perhaps it's a generational thing. This was a generic spy film in the mold of Mission: Impossible and Bourne, it wasn't Bond.

Dec 4 - 08:43 PM

Greg Price

Greg Price

The people who are railing against this film based on the parts that are similar to the rebooted Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are missing the point. Yes the first part of the film is very similar to those two, showcasing the "new school" "no gadgets", "no glamor", MI-6 way. THIS IS INTENTIONAL. You will note that MI-6 is LOSING, as it is continuously one step behind SIlva so long as they are doing things the "new school way". It's only when Bond and M "Go back to doing it Old School" that they gain the upper hand, luring a tech-trusting Silva who doesn't appreciate the more "bare knuckles and guts" style of espionage that Bond and M represent.

If you think there aren't gadgets, think again. Beyond the "smart safety" gunlock and the tracker, there is the Aston Martin itself (yes, they blew it up, but they can always build a new one, and I suspect they will). There are the Q-style gadgets improvised to defend Skyfall.

The "new school" scenes serve as the filmmakers' "mea culpa" to the flaws of the last two films, cleverly worked into the story itself to set up the return of the "Old School" classic Bond style, represented by the final scene in the new M's office.

Nov 23 - 12:14 AM

Mosrite

Glenn Forsyth

You nailed it Greg, that is exactly how i saw it and that final scene in the all to familiar office from the past. Bond has arrived and he is an elite Double O, i think you will that producers will give us one wiz bang Bond film next time up and i wouldn't be at all surprised if they took the gamble and remade one? Rumours are already running hot.

Nov 28 - 06:46 PM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

fuck you

Nov 22 - 09:01 AM

Kris G.

Kris Gunnarsson

The thing that puzzles me the most is the misleading reviews that preceded this movie. If you're a James Bond fan, as I am, you'll hate this movie. For a good reason; it is way way too long, slow and plodding, and in every regard disappointingly out of character. It's a Bond movie without James Bond. It's like going to a rockabilly concert and the play chamber music. How could the reviewers be so unified in their praise of Mr Mendes and his work, when the average Bond fan was sure to be let down?

Nov 19 - 01:30 PM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

like

Dec 4 - 08:44 PM

David Jalali

David Jalali

Amen!

Dec 8 - 01:53 AM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Because most of the reviewers are snooby far-left marxist extremists, who always hated Bond and everything Bond stood for. So when this film came out, the garbage PC marxist-feminist piece of propaganda it is, they all went gaga and said "Best Bond film ever", precisely BECAUSE it wasn't a real Bond film at all.

Dec 16 - 02:11 AM

Meryl Fortney

Meryl Fortney

Go back to hoarding guns in your basement.

Feb 10 - 06:44 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Umm, no. I think I'll write a REAL James Bond story, one in which he saves the world and sweeps the girl off her feet.
How would you like them apples, bitch?

Apr 20 - 12:55 AM

machani

C N Machani

Sam Mendes insults our intelligence with his dumb plot!

Nov 18 - 06:17 PM

David Tanny

David Tanny

It's not Sam Mendes' plot. He didn't write the script.

Dec 6 - 05:31 PM

Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Er, yeah, he did dickhead. He co-wrote it with 3 other fag-loving left-wing marxist-feminist cunts.

Apr 20 - 12:56 AM

Kellie Lynn

Kellie Lynn

Absolutely the worst Bond movie! Was not worth the wait in line or 2 hours of my time. Bond was out of character and the plot was weak at best. There was so much more potential but they jacked it up! I have never been bored at a Bond film. Hope they bring Ian Fleming touch back :(

Nov 18 - 01:00 AM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

Saying this in the nicest way possible, but are you ignorant or just negligent? "Hope they bring Iam Fleming touch back"... Wtf?? Craig's version of Bond IS the most accurate incarnation of Bond to date!!! So please, instead of writing sh*tty comments, PLEASE, get your facts straight...

Dec 2 - 10:28 PM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

BS, Lazenby's was. Having said that I like Casino Royale but Skyfall was just a crap movie. Apart from being a sociopath and not caring that Severine died (which is true to Fleming) the rest of the stuff (his resurrection coming to the rescue for M for instance) is totally out of character and the plotting was tedious.

Dec 4 - 08:46 PM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

No, Lazenby wasn't!! He had the similar persona, but did not have the charisma. This has been stated numerous times, he was a wooden Bond. He made Bond sort of soulless.
The reason why you probably feel that this movie was weak is because it wasn't actually a Fleming novel. But the Craig era of Bond is the best that portrayed the character and his complexities of the 00 life.
Saying Lazenby was the better Bond, that's your opinion, it does not make it true. But the fact that you think that he's out of character and plotting was tedious is irrelevant, because the story line and concept was going in that direction.

Dec 7 - 07:53 AM

Brad Williams

Brad Williams

The reviewer of this thread is a moron. You were obviously watching a different movie.

Nov 17 - 10:38 PM

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

people, you are the ones that suck not the movie mostly because you only watch movies that suck, and when you see a real good movie you get jealos that you see movies that suck.

Nov 17 - 07:57 PM

Ccino N.

Ccino Neri

SKYFAIL...First few scenes are good.. establishing Bond as survivor and was able to resurrect.. but as the story goes, fighting a guy with no special weapon .. no special strtegry.. and BOND having a F**ng tough time destroying the enemy??? come on!!! And in the end.. the person they are protecting since the start of the movie (M) juts DIED like that... so LAME.. wasted money on this... :(

Nov 17 - 07:42 PM

Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards

thanks for the spoiler!

Nov 30 - 01:54 PM

David Tanny

David Tanny

FYI, don't go onto movie threads and expect NOT to read a spoiler.

Dec 6 - 05:31 PM

David Benedictus

David Benedictus

it's even more interesting than that. MI6 is set in a credible political context - the old rules don't apply any more, exploding pens and Aston Martins and fasmily homes in Scotland (I don't think Fleming's Bond was Scottish by the way). The one survivor of the mayhem which M bequeathes to Bond is a tacky pottery bulldog, suggesting that the old English values will survive, although maybe they do not deserve to.

Nov 17 - 06:27 PM

Greg Price

Greg Price

Not only does the "old rules" survive, they are the only reason MI-6 WON. They were 10 steps behind the bad guy the whole time they were trying to do it the "new way", because HE knew that way as well and could exploit its every flaw..

Only when Bond went "Old School" did the tables turn, because the physically weak, computer obsessed and dependent SIlva couldn't play in that sandbox, which was the point.

Nov 23 - 12:18 AM

David Jalali

David Jalali

oh so when you have 20 trained assassins after you the most sensible thing for the MI6 agent to do is to take his boss (the target) to a secluded manor (his old house of all places) and kill them with a double barrel hunting rifle?

Dec 8 - 01:55 AM

David Benedictus

David Benedictus

too long of course but a fascinating departure from a creaking franchise. Full of self-feferential humour and suggesting that everyone, even heroes and Judi Dench, are mortal.

Nov 17 - 06:20 PM

TV Eyes

TV Eyes

Agent Down; a review of Skyfall
November 16th, 2012
TV Eyes

James Bond is dead.

Ian Fleming has been dead since 1964 and all of his Bond books have been made into pictures. Skyfall is not one of them. It's an entertaining movie, but it's not a James Bond.

The opening sequence of Skyfall was dangerous, old school stunt work, with computer generated imagery, tasefully limited to providing continuity. Of course they had to resort to cuts with dirt bikes replacing the street bikes for some of the action as was commonly done before this current age of CGI. It's a forgivable defect that actually enhanced the nostalgia of a vintage Bond movie, for me.

In Skyfall, James Bond looses everything he ever owned, including the old Austin Martin brought out from storage. That was a nice touch. The villain, Raoul Silva has already embraced the minimalist lifestyle, despite his power and wealth, as demonstrated with his girl friend who Bond seems to have had his way with.

Bond and Silva are the same personality types. They had the same traumatic, orphaned childhoods, held the same professional positions, and had each been forsaken by the same M. Twin brothers from different mothers, yet with differing responses to the same set of circumstances and different attitudes about the same reality. Fine and dandy, but this is post Ian Fleming exposition; not from his books. I don't appreciate this reinvention of James Bond. James Bond is not the Dark Knight and he's not homosexual; hyper-sexual behavior, notwithstanding. Skyfall writers, Purvis, Wade, and logan may have foreshadowed the agenda for sequels in that regard, however. Film making by committee. Propaganda in support of the War on Terror as justification for the erosion of civil liberties, with the aim of promoting homosexuals as benevolent dicktasters.

This high concept movie makes economical reference in lieu of satisfying character development, which leaves the film bordering on melodrama. The audience is expected to feel sympathetically for the hero and villain alike, but instead, one is left rather indifferent towards them both. Perhaps it was hoped, that after fifty years, James Bond would need no introduction, but with the inclusion of revisionist personal history, some flashbacks to childhood, as well as to his predecessor's childhood, relationship with M, and the Silva's final mission would have provided much more effective character development and empathy. Nevertheless, Skyfall is a very, smart movie, for making these bullet points at all.

In action movies, there is generally not much interesting dialogue. Here, there are the traditional long sequences of suspense and/or action, with no dialogue. James Bond usually has lots of snappy retorts. This film has a few good ones, but Bond's not himself. I could accept the fine actor in the role, if the lines had been written more in character.

Skyfall is a lengthy movie, yet the time passed quickly for me. I enjoyed the film, aside from the desecration of the legend, and appreciated the relatively, low tech and make shift weaponry, contrasting with the virtual reality weapon in the style of Wikileaks. Contrary to M's monologue, however, Bond flicks have always featured individual super villains. Raoul Silva is the rule, not the exception. Osama Bin Laden was not a super villain. He was a strawman for Russia. Julian Assange may be a terrorist or he may be a journalist, but under American law, he is innocent until proven guilty, and so far at least, he hasn't been charged with murder.

There is real potential for the villain to be sympathetic here, but it's played down. He doesn't do nearly as much damage as he could do and he makes no demands. In fact his threat could have been completely neutralized, but MI6 would have to decide for itself on it's own, to abort all of it's missions and recall all of it's agents. There is an apparent fatal flaw at the end of act one, which turns out to be the real genius of the film, made poignant in the chapel scene during the grande finale, when M fails to apply the same logic to her own situation that she used in issuing the directive to Bond's backup. The skilled writers subtly and gradually make the point, of what a truly outstanding marksman, Eve really is.

Ian Fleming's James Bond is an escape from reality, where the audience is empowered in empathy for the lead character who can dodge a bullet, fall down stairs and land on his feet, without either so much as creasing his tuxedo, or spilling a single drop of his shaken martini; offering no complaint, but for too much vermouth.

James Bond is dead, but Ian Fleming's body of work, lives on.

Nov 16 - 02:36 PM

Justin Lindsay

Justin Lindsay

This movie was an incredible bore. Two and a half hours for wooden characters and a villain that wasn't introduced til halfway through the movie. He has his own private abandoned island. They don't even really use that setting. The villain supposedly saves a girl from a career on the slave trade market only to shoot her in the head for very little reason. I'm sick of directors trying to rediscover Bond. Your not breaking new ground here. Your only turning it into more of a Bourne Identity series of movies. If I wanted to watch that I'd watch those movies. I hope this is Daniel Craig's swan song to the franchise.

The quarter of the movie deals with James Bond hiding in his families abandoned mansion. Rigging booby traps out of old light switches and nails. His only weapon is his shot gun and his cunning. Silva shows up with his mercenaries (I'm assuming). He finds the time to get a military helicopter which has fully operational machine guns. Apparently they couldn't lay their hands on with one that had missiles on it. He prances around the house tormenting Bond and randomly throwing grenades in. Why not bring a flame thrower and torch the house completely. Or bring some giant construction equipment and level the house. That would seem more realistic than a military helicopter.

There are a lot of dumb scenes in this movie that make it bad. Silva is a 2 dimensional character. They have some two minute back story for him that looks like it was pasted in the movie at the last second.

Bond's biggest gadget is his finger print ID gun. He also receives a radio transmitter which is small yet sell over the internet for less than $50. And even come in smaller sizes. Give me a break. I'm not talking exploding pen's or laser watches. But at least give something cool. Not something you fond in a cracker jack box. The new Q is a computer hacker punk. He doesn't relate well to Bond at all. Maybe if they introduced a new young Bond than it would be better. But until then...

Nov 14 - 04:51 AM

David Tanny

David Tanny

This post was an incredible bore.

Dec 6 - 05:32 PM

Tom Ross

Tom Ross

To everyone who is angry with this review: "You must be new to the internet"

It hurts to see so many get pulled in by such an obvious troll.

Nov 12 - 10:00 PM

Scott Barber

Scott Barber

Fuck off from the franchise and go back to watching repeats of Die Another Day, that sounds more your cup of piss.

Nov 11 - 11:30 AM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

Every single one of you: read this and shut the fuck up after realizing this is the MOST FAITHFUL BOND MOVIE SINCE 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

http://www.universalexports.net/00FlemVision.shtml

Nov 11 - 08:31 AM

Ccino N.

Ccino Neri

Read it.. Still SKYFALL a lame bond ever...

Nov 17 - 07:45 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

YOU FUCKING KNOB YOU ARE GETTING MAD AT BOND'S CAR BEING DESTROYED YET THAT HAPPENS IN LITERALLY EVERY OLD MOVIE.

EVERY SINGLE ONE. EVERY ONE. FUCK YOU. FUCK. YOU.

Nov 11 - 08:26 AM

Grand M.

Grand Mesa

Time to get back on the meds

Nov 30 - 05:29 AM

David Tanny

David Tanny

Woa, chill out man. It's just a movie. And you made like, 4 posts in a row of concentrated rage.

Dec 6 - 05:33 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

Motherfucker they shot that shit in SCOTLAND. What the piss are you talking about, digital fucking breath?

Nov 11 - 08:26 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

Actually they shot the scenery of the mountains in Scotland, Glencoe, the actual house was a studio and the running around in the marsh was in England. Movie magic.

Dec 4 - 08:49 PM

Atomic-Paully

Paul Boisvert

Why all the nice here? 2d bond has been around for 20 some odd movies. Not enough? Why? Same fucking formula of gadget, disposable girl, one liners and mostly bad shit acting. Reboot comes along and makes Bond a real boy living in a more complex environment and you complain? Evolve. Or don't. I don't care, just stop whining and bitching. Jesus Christ how many times can you watch the same movie over and over and be entertained? And really some of them are borderline unwatchable. The one with Halle Berry and Brosnan gave me the dry heaves. I'll go so far as to concede that the campy Bond has a place. I'll admit that it deserves a statue or some such and then move on. Maybe something made of cheese with a pull string that pumps out one of the retarded sexual names of the villain girls. Gawd! The outright slap in the face to imagination saddens me.

Nov 11 - 06:25 AM

Kurt Ramspott

Kurt Ramspott

Shaun, agreed. Silva strutting around the house tossing in grenades through windows like Rip Taylor on the $1.98 beauty show? Do you believe for a minute after his suggestive sexual advance on Bond that Silva had any interest in Severine as his real lover whom he shot? Lame on so many levels...

Nov 10 - 10:07 PM

Jordan Mundy

Jordan Mundy

That is just Javier's character. He tries to make people uncomfortable in every situation in the movie. Think about every scene in the movie where he talked to someone. It was like he just wanted to creep them out. Touching James, who he probably knows is a ladies man, kissing a girl who he had just had tortured and about to have killed, Everything was just to make the other uncomfortable.

Nov 11 - 01:27 AM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

This is why Hollywood doesn't make good movies. Asinine wads like you take everything good and piss on it. Everything. Fuck you, go watch Transformers you piece of shit

Nov 11 - 08:29 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

Yes because Severine is a lady boy - this is an Easter egg that most people seem to have missed ;)

Dec 4 - 08:50 PM

Nergo Pthycc

Nergo Pthycc

Obviously, many don't remember how entertaining the original Bond films were. This pales in comparison and should have an hour cut out.
The new "Q" totally SUCKS! A gun and a radio are the only gadgets? Gone are the subtle comedy interludes, gone is a connected story line, gone is the villiian who wants to dominate the world.; just a revenge plot. No new supercar, they had to edit in a bit of the old "Goldfinger" DB5, to make it palatable.
These people have no right to make any more Bond movies; they forgot how to do it!

Nov 10 - 09:45 PM

Scott Barber

Scott Barber

Fuck off!!

Nov 11 - 11:24 AM

David Jalali

David Jalali

Quite an intelligent comment! You must have been satisfied with all the cool explosions and effects and things that went boom!

Dec 8 - 01:59 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

Hey, retarded shit-filled fuckhole. Attacking an audience's intelligence is just a bad as blatantly cursing. Cum-soaked tub of lard

Mar 7 - 01:17 PM

Ethan K.

Ethan Kincaid

I love the new Bond, not saying, of course, that I like him the best, but he plays his roll very good. This movie was dark, about Bond fighting his demons from the past. Did you expect him to be bubbly? He, along with most of the est of the cast, played his roll really great in this film. One of my favorite films of the year.

Nov 10 - 09:06 PM

Himanshu Pant

Himanshu Pant

Skyfall the best Bond film yet.

Nov 10 - 08:47 PM

Franco Polli

Franco Polli

you are right

Nov 11 - 01:31 AM

Frances Liu

Frances Liu

You really think M would-be stupid enough to have the groundskeeper turn on that flashlight? She would have said, "Turn that bloody thing off before you get us killed!". Soooooo unbelievable.

Nov 29 - 03:26 AM

Kathy Kraft

Kathy Kraft

Loved this Bond, acting was crisp, witty and dark when it was needed. No silly slapstick stuff. Like Q; Terrific action sequences that were not just chase scenes but edge of your seat. The visuals of the locations were stunning and there was just enough nostalgia woven in to satisfy long time Bond watchers. Entire Imax theater clapped. Have fun and see it.

Nov 10 - 08:33 PM

Bryan Knutson

Bryan Knutson

Read the books and see what Fleming actually wanted the character to be before saying this is not a "real" Bond film. The actual "unreal" Bond movies would be the ones in the 1970s and 1980s that some on here seem to be so nostalgic for...those are the ones that Mr Fleming would roll his eyes at, and that is enough for me to know that this reinvigoration of the character is working. Quantum was poor but it was not Craig's fault in his portrayal, it was the slapdash plot's fault.

Nov 10 - 07:51 PM

Ruth ANn B.

Ruth ANn Box

Can't agree, Shaun. I loved it. One of the best movies of the year. Totally fun and engrossing.

Nov 10 - 07:37 PM

Nergo Pthycc

Nergo Pthycc

So exactly how did Bond survive the fall from the bridge? Disconnected plot!

Nov 10 - 10:09 PM

Jordan Mundy

Jordan Mundy

I feel like you haven't even seen the older Bond movies if you bring up the fact he survived that fall. Have you seen how obscure certain moments are in the previous movies?

Nov 11 - 01:08 AM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

It's physics, Bond is unconscious, so his body doesn't have any restrictions on him hitting the water, just like a drunk driver in a car accident (wearing a seatbelt). Instead of bashing what you don't understand, do some research!!!

Nov 11 - 12:30 PM

Eric Nolan

Eric Nolan

Top three Bond films ever. No super genius plotting against the world. This time it was personal and I personally enjoyed the hell out of it.

Nov 10 - 03:05 PM

Kellie Lynn

Kellie Lynn

Wished I had some of whatever you were on to help me get through movie

Nov 18 - 01:13 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

Haven't all three Craig films been 'personal' rather than a super genius plotting - exactly why what started well with Casino Royale has by the third film become so tiresome

Dec 4 - 08:52 PM

Micheal Nelson

Micheal Nelson

Shaun, Like your even old enough to have seen them all. A few have been beyond turkeys, right up there with "Plan 9 from outer space" Not so, Skyfall, Its camera work alone makes it a standout.

Nov 10 - 02:18 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

My first Bond movie from Goldeneye, I'm a younger fan as well. Although I don't see how him being younger stops him from seeing all the Bond movies,. I really agree with you that the camerawork on this one is awesome. You ever notice something: that the negative reviews seem to just.. not mention any shaky cam? It's because the last two did, and now this one doesn't... but is that a redeeming feature for these picky wannabe critics? Nope.

Nov 11 - 08:45 AM

Dan Cotter

Dan Cotter

I loved the first hour. The segue into Adele's haunting croon ran chills up my spine. I was dazzled visually. I felt Bond nostalgia. I was reminded why I loved Craig as Bond. And then the second half of the movie began... It was like one of the Batman movies without Batman. The intriguing spy story turned and I was bored by the departure. I understand this was to be a tribute to "Q." Unfortunatly it was done wrong. (Well, the second half anyways.) "Q" would not escape from the enemy using a flashlight in the dark. The enemy would not trapse across an open field... Like most movies nowadays, they show all the best parts of the movie in the previews. I hate knowing what is coming in a movie, especially when it is a bond film. I WANT TO BE SURPRISED!!! In the next Bond film continue to stun us with picturesque locales. Dress up Bond in as many tailored suits as possible. (No more close ups, it shows his age.) Give him a tad bit more game with the ladies. Dazzle us with believable gadgets and fast cars. Wow us with chase scenes in exotic places. Give us a diabolical villan who is not gay. Don't over do it. Skyfall was a nice story. They should have lengthened the part about Bond's death and resurrection and shortened the scene at Skyfall manor.

Nov 10 - 11:53 AM

Matt Haynes

Matt Haynes

Shaun O'Rourke, I completely agree with your post. I felt almost the exact same way.

Nov 10 - 11:45 AM

Jordan Wampler

Jordan Wampler

it's not all about explosions and sex but come'on guys the movie had almost zero substance. The problem here is that there is not any sustainable action scene AND there is not a developed plot. I would have loved to have experienced a dark, emotionally deep Bond movie in place of the "Expendable-esque" explosion scenes but there is neither here. Big disappointment and regression in my mind for the Bond series.

Nov 10 - 11:18 AM

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Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

.....even though he gets laid in this movie, twice.

Ugh. Just.... ugh. I hate you, I hate every single one of you. You can't even find things to criticize legitimately so you just make shit up. Fuck you and fuck every person who think they're a professional film critic. Seriously, fuck your shit with a big steel dick.

Nov 11 - 08:48 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

Worse than Die another Day?

Nov 10 - 08:55 AM

Iouri Bairatchnyi

Iouri Bairatchnyi

by far ... so sad

Nov 10 - 08:51 AM

Kellie Lynn

Kellie Lynn

Could not agree more.

Nov 18 - 01:16 AM

Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo

I never, I mean never post in here, but come on. It was not the worst ever, in fact I think it was one of the best. Firstly. Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker were the worst. If you knew anything at all about bond then you would understand what is happening. This was supposed to go back to the beginning and start the Bond series over. It was supposed to tell the back story. Now we understand why Bond is detached, emotionless and a womanizer. We now have Money Penny, the Real M and a young Q that brings us full circle to the Bond of Dr. No. The entire movie had bits and pieces of "thats why" moments, and had you any clue about Bond you would have gotten that. Bond was always supposed to be a smart spy movie, not an action film. As for the car, that was thrown in there to get a smile, and if you watched the old Bonds Q told him not to blow this one up when he gives it to him. You had the hat rack, the reveal on his childhood that was eluded too in past Bonds, Q comments that tied in, the new M that looks just like the M we know (find out why they have a bond), and the list goes on. This movie told a great story, tied up lose ends, closed out the pre-Bond we knew trilogy and gets us right back to the Bond of Dr. No. As for the Gay Villain, go watch DAF (really bad). It is in there too.

Nov 10 - 06:49 AM

Kurt Ramspott

Kurt Ramspott

Explain something for me. If M16 gets its best agents when they are 'wee little' orphans, and bond is an orphan they got, then how did the 'wee little' hold up and shoot his father's hunting gun that Kincade the butler taught him how to shoot? On top of that, how did Bond's eyesight for shooting suddenly get 20/20 after so horribly shooting a pistol at 40 feet? this movie was a joke...

Nov 10 - 10:17 PM

Jordan Mundy

Jordan Mundy

Kincade never said he taught him how to shoot his father's rifle. He could have been talking about any rifle. Also, you tell me what would be easier to shoot: A wine glass on top of person's head or multiple bodies in near point blank range? Keep in mind NOT a two inch target from long distance, but an entire human body within touching distance.

Nov 11 - 01:15 AM

Jeffery Williams

Jeffery Williams

I'd like to point out that his bad shooting earlier in the film wasn't due to his eyesight but due to his injured shoulder and being unable to hold the gun steady.

Nov 11 - 06:27 AM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

He wasn't "wee-fucking-little" you god damn knob.

Nov 11 - 08:50 AM

Rudy Connor

Rudy Connor

you are a dick sucker aren't you. you are a total tool. go get a disease loser.

Dec 2 - 02:59 PM

Rudy Connor

Rudy Connor

you are a dick sucker aren't you. you are a total tool. go get a disease loser.

Dec 2 - 02:59 PM

Adam Dustin

Adam Dustin

Worst Bond ever? Apparently he's never seen "A View to a Kill."

Nov 10 - 05:22 AM

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Amen to that!

Nov 28 - 12:41 AM

Stephen Goodwin

Stephen Goodwin

Obviously not a Bond fan then.. Everyone know's it's a DB5 and not a DB9! Don't diss Mr. Bond. This film was fantastic. It brought the old and the new together with great style.

Nov 10 - 03:31 AM

Adam Dustin

Adam Dustin

Word!

Nov 10 - 05:22 AM

Nergo Pthycc

Nergo Pthycc

Bond's Aston Martin DB5 was actually two cars, one of which wasn't really a DB5 at all. The gadgets were built into a DB4 Vantage which Aston Martin had used as the prototype for the DB5 model, which went into production in 1963. A production DB5 was also supplied, for close-ups. It's easy to tell the two cars apart - the "gadget" car has a chrome trim around the rear number plate, the close-up car doesn't, the close-up car has orange reflectors on the front wings but the gadget car doesn't.

Nov 10 - 10:19 PM

Scott Barber

Scott Barber

Nice to hear you know more about Aston Martin's than Bond itself. Now fuck off back to watching Die Another Day, that sounds more for your intelligence level.

Nov 11 - 11:26 AM

Joe Scaccia

Joe Scaccia

Hmmm trolls.

Nov 10 - 02:51 AM

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Wow, that wasn't a "get off my lawn you damn kids" moment or anything. This movie sucks because shit isn't blowing up every minute of the movie. I actually like that Bond is finally having more substance then flash. If you want explosions go watch Expendables 2.

Nov 10 - 02:45 AM

Adam Dustin

Adam Dustin

Totally agree!

Nov 10 - 05:23 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

I actually found Expendables 2 and Skyfall to have about the equivalent amount of substance and explosions. In fact they pretty much share an identical plot structure only the person the heroes lose is killed near the beginning rather than the end. If anything Expendables 2 is closer to a Bond film than Skyfall.

Dec 4 - 08:55 PM

David Jalali

David Jalali

Except...it didn't have any substance...or continuity...or original ideas (Ever see The Dark Knight?) Awkward...

Dec 8 - 02:03 AM

Tricia Randall

Tricia Randall

Worst Bond hands down. An old out of shape Bond? No gadgets? No action? Bond girl dies in ten minutes? A gay villian? Another MoneyPenny? Horrible! Time to get a new bond. Very disappointing considering the last two were great.

Nov 9 - 11:14 PM

Cole Bates-Norum

Cole Bates-Norum

Perhaps Bond is (gasp!) a human! And gets old! And is fallible! I'm sorry that the train sequence, courtroom, and grandiose final scene weren't action enough for you. The fact that you believe Quantum of Solace was great discredits absolutely every opinion you have. Please, go watch popcorn flicks and blockbuster films.

Nov 10 - 02:01 PM

Bill Phasak

Bill Phasak

Good job calling him out on Quantum of Solace. That was one of the worst Bonds ever IMO. Anybody who liked it has a terrible taste in movies.

Nov 10 - 04:13 PM

RPD

James Parker

I have great taste in movies, thank you very much. QoS if FAR from one of the worst Bond films ever...

Nov 10 - 11:23 PM

Adrian Alvillar

Adrian Alvillar

Bond has always been bond look good kick ass womanizer ...if you want anything else i recommend the notebook for you.

Nov 23 - 09:04 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

'Bond is human and gets old' - we've seen that old trope in other series but we don't really need to see that in Bond, that's what it's all about. Fleming's Bond would have been forced to retire before he got old anyway and precisely why Connery gave up the roll before being replaced by an older Moore.

Dec 4 - 08:58 PM

Kurt Ramspott

Kurt Ramspott

Agreed Tricia - this one was just a dud. No excitement.

Nov 10 - 10:12 PM

Robert Mompart-Endecott

Robert Mompart-Endecott

So True... I felt dissapointed... specially in then end... very 50's and very sexist... Eve goes form field agent to secretary... that is called a "promotion"...

Nov 11 - 07:43 AM

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Moneypenny didn't want to be working in the field anymore

Nov 28 - 12:39 AM

kieranjlee

Kieran Lee

Yeah Dan, so she thought being a secretary would be much more fun, really. Is that how the MI6 structure works? She couldn't be an analyst or something.

Dec 4 - 08:59 PM

Abhijit Som

Abhijit Som

I agree. It is probably the worst Bond I ever saw. Wonder how all the "critics" liked it. Its like Sam Raimi's Spidey meets Bond.

Nov 9 - 10:00 PM

Frances Liu

Frances Liu

I agree. You lure a murderous villain to your deserted home and try to stop him with McGuyver~type, thrown together defenses? The final straw for me was the flashlight in the field. M would have snuffed that light out in a second! Oh please!

Nov 29 - 03:36 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

moron

Mar 7 - 01:18 PM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

dumbfuck

Mar 7 - 01:18 PM

Eric Martin

Eric Martin

shutup lee.

Apr 3 - 12:01 AM

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