Skyfall doesn't suck, its haters do.

You know what really grinds my gears? People who think they know their shit. I'd like to direct you guys to a character sketch of James Bond and the rest of MI6 right from the mouth of Ian Fleming himself: http://www.universalexports.net/00FlemVision.shtml

Casino Royale brought Bond himself back to his roots. Skyfall brings the entire franchise back to its roots.
Andrew MacIsaac
11-11-2012 08:54 AM

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Devin Fletcher

Devin Fletcher

Why did this movie suck so bad ? No toys, bad "Q" ? That and much more . Poor villain choice.. Bad Bad Bad

Feb 22 - 11:42 PM

Rajneesh B.

Rajneesh B

JB is all about

1. Good looking Women.
2. Fast Cars.
3. Single liners.
4. Gadgets.
5. A villain trying to take over the world.

Why the hell would anyone want to change that ? Other movies showing gadgetry does not mean that you have to skip out on the other 4. I felt like I came out of chemotherapy therapy session leaving the theater. Very very bad Bond movie indeed.

I demand bring back

1. The most beautiful women possible.
2. Best cars possible. Hybrid ? Don't care.
3. The next bond movie single liners better be good. You have to make up for the Skyfall disaster.
4. Gadgets - Do anything and everything. Hire mediums and talk to the souls of those pioneers who created all those great gadgets in earlier movies. They will respond. They already must have turned in their graves thanks to skyfall.
5. Invent a villain the likes of which we have not seen before.

I know its easier said than done. But hey its James Bond.

Jan 28 - 07:05 AM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

It's all about execution. Casino Royale brought Bond himself back to his roots brilliantly. Skyfall brings the entire franchise back to its roots clumsily.

Nov 29 - 10:56 AM

Austin W.

Austin Williamson

Oh my God...someone who ACTUALLY knows what Bond is...HAAAAAAALLELUJAH!

Nov 29 - 07:57 AM

Kris G.

Kris Gunnarsson

Andrew, you nailed what the problem is; the attempt to bring James Bond back to the Ian Fleming character of the original text.

But the James Bond movie genre is NOT the James Bond book. I'm a huge fan of the James Bond movie genre but have never read any of the books and have no intention of doing so. The James Bond movie genre, now 23 films long, has a life and character all its own. It's way too late to try to go back to the the assumed roots. At least for those of us who are long term fans of the movie genre.

This move is NOT made by people who are long term fans of the movie genre. Fair enough. Maybe this will be the point of departure; the movie genre loses its long term fans and new younger fans take over. Could be.

Nov 20 - 02:20 PM

Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

This is a reasonable response from one did not (appear) to enjoy the film... it's a different direction which seems only nominally concerned with the film franchise, save nods to it's most recognizable elements (characters, cars, theme ect)

Dec 19 - 07:45 AM

Keith Moore

Keith Moore

Just viewed the much anticipated new Bond movie, ‚??Skyfall‚?? and was very disappointed. Didn‚??t even feel like a Bond movie. Weak entrance scene. No thrilling stunts. No twisting story line. This is by far the worse Bond movie ever. They could have stuck Tom Cruise in and it would have not been much worse.
I have been a Bond fan since the 60‚?≤s and was so much looking forward to the new movie. I have to go and watch ‚??Golden Eye‚?? a couple of times to get the taste of ‚??Skyfall‚?? out of my mouth.

Nov 18 - 03:20 PM

Keith Moore

Keith Moore

I could not disagree more strongly. Just view the much anticipated new Bond movie, ‚??Skyfall‚?? and was very disappointed. Didn‚??t even feel like a Bond movie. Weak entrance scene. No thrilling stunts. No twisting story line. This is by far the worse Bond movie ever. They could have stuck Tom Cruise in and it would have not been much worse.
I have been a Bond fan since the 60‚?≤s and was so much looking forward to the new movie. I have to go and watch ‚??Golden Eye‚?? a couple of times to get the taste of ‚??Skyfall‚?? out of my mouth.

Nov 18 - 03:19 PM

Dave Kapustik

Dave Kapustik

Here's why Skyfall sucks...really unoriginal story. We've seen the bad guy be a former agent working against MI6 before. We've seen the bad guy use computers to wreck havoc in "Live Free or Die Hard" (and much more believably too), we've already seen the bad guy want to get caught to cause havoc on the good guy's base before in "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight". Hell, we've even seen booby-trapping your house when the bad guys are comming before in "Home Alone". And this is supposed to be a smart movie??? We get one half decent chase seen in the beginning and then that's it. If you blink you miss the villian's girl and Bond's new gun. Let alone the plot holes in logic. Hey, you know the guy who blew up our headquartesr using our own computer technology against us? When we catch him (in another glaring plot whole of intelligence), let's put him in a computer controlled prision cell that we stole from "Silence of the Lambs". Don't believe ANY good reviews. Keep your money for something else

Nov 18 - 07:02 AM

Dyson Lu

Dyson Lu

Agreed 100%.

Nov 19 - 12:58 AM

Alex H.

Alex Haines

first up, this is the first time that story has been featured in a bond film, so this is original to a bond movie. before it, the stories were all men trying to take over the world plots in literally every single bond movie. i'm glad they finally mixed it up this time, even if i already heard the story in other films. isn't the villain better than the franchises usual take over the world plot. instead of dominating the world, all he wants to do is take revenge on M (and i know your gonna say that you saw him before in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). My only complaint of the film is the part where Silva wants to get caught so he can cause havoc. I feel that that is just a modern day cliche, but he doesn't want to cause havoc in the MI6, all he wants to do is kill M. That's why he blows up their headquarters, thinking that M was there. i actually felt the home alone thing was rather fun, it actually reminded me of Home Alone. When it comes to the action, clearly you hated the film so much, that you didn't watch the fight in the glass tower in Shanghai (which i consider to be the best action sequence in the entire franchise's history). I felt that following the Psycho method with the bond girl was great. most of the bond girls are only there for bond to have sex with, and you could tell the filmmakers didn't want to have a bond girl in this one, but still wanted to follow the bond traditions. As for the plot holes in logic, most people don't hate movies because the characters are idiots, they're here to see the movie and enjoy it. I'd say you should believe the good reviews. the money is definitely worth spending

Dec 8 - 05:26 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 - 07:37 PM

hobo-with-shotgun

Doobie Brother

‚??‚??‚??‚??-CONTAINS SPOILERS‚??‚??‚??‚??

although i appreciated the efforts to develop the characters of not only bond, but of all of the supporting cast, the plot was lame, and the ending in particular was a complete letdown.

first lets tackle the plot. super e-terrorist bardem is hell bent on assassinating M as a result of her letting him suffer for 5 months as a POW. M does this in order to preserve the safety of England, as well as considering Bardem to be expendable as a result of his reckless ways. Now, correct me if im wrong, but arent all the MI6 agents notified that if captured, MI6 will disavow all knowledge of their activities? so why is bardem so angry at M when she was just doing her job? shouldnt he be more angry at the system in general? and in any case, if Bardem was such a reckless agent who was expendable, why trust sending him on an important mission? as a result of these inconsistencies, his motivation to become a terrorist was pretty weak and he comes across as kind of a whiny little child who didnt receive the love he wanted from his mother, in this case, M.

next the ending. ok, bardem is supposed to be a super e-terrorist who can detonate an explosive anywhere in the world with a simple click of a button. so of course, when he finds out where bond and M are hiding out, he decides to go old school by sending some goons with machine guns to do the job. how does that make sense? for a guy who is supposed to be a tech wizard, how does he not come equipped with some gadgets of his own (ie, heat sensing scopes, or even a gun that has a scope on it). when M and bond‚??s caretaker escape the house and head to the church, bardem is able to spot them because they use a flashlight to make their walk. that makes sense, dangerous criminals are behind you, and the best way to conceal your whereabouts is to signal to them where you are with a flashlight. totally absurd. finally, the finale where bardem is killed by bond with a bullet to the back. i mean, come on man, how original is that? honestly, i would have much liked it both M and bardem got their brains blown out and bond was a split second to late to save the day. Judy dench as M is being phased out anyways, so why not go this route? and leave bond with some more guilt, as well as hold M accountable for her ‚??sins‚??.

anyways, maybe i expected too much since i love mendes as a director (road to perdition is definitely in my top 10 of all time). perhaps mendes was not given the artistic freedom to really do as he wanted, who knows. overall, the movie was enjoyable, but definitely had a lot of flaws.

6 out of 10.

Nov 17 - 04:37 PM

Sam West

Sam West

They said bardem was getting to obsesed with the case and he was being too reckless.... So they didn't really assign him an important mission, he just got too overwhelmed by it and lost control. I agree, it was a bad bond movie weak plot, I mean bardem has 10 chances he could kill M and Bond and he just doesnt....... I mean if he knows where there underground thing is why would he rig the explosives for the train when he could destroy all of MI 6.

Feb 22 - 06:51 PM

Isaac T.

Isaac Tetreault

Thank you! Very well said. I say skyfall is second only to royale. Craig is unbelivebly good in this movie and so is dench.

Nov 17 - 11:17 AM

Nita Klein

Nita Klein

Totally agree! The music,the action and a bit of humor, and respecting the classics as Rami says. After all the classics are what made Bond what it is today. Daniel Craig seemed human in this film which was lacking in his two previous films. I would rate this up there with the Sean Connery Bond. I've been patiently waiting for this for years. Loved It!!!!

Nov 14 - 01:14 PM

Himanshu Pant

Himanshu Pant

Hell yes.

Nov 12 - 05:50 PM

Carlos AlegrŪa Miranda

Carlos AlegrŪa Miranda

Totally agree. These tards don't know the first thing about Bond. Craig is the man, I¬īve already seen Skyfall twice at the cinema!

Nov 12 - 04:42 AM

Rami Nawfal

Rami Nawfal

Yeah, there really are a lot of people slating this film. It has excellent reviews on here and and an 8.1 rating on IMDB, but the user reviews there are shitting all over it. I guess some people are just never satisfied. Second to Casino Royale, I think this is the best Bond film ever. Not only did it pay respect to the classics, but it took Bond in a new direction.

Nov 12 - 12:00 AM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

Yeah. It's like I said in a previous post, half these people probably would've given it a 10/10 had it scored like 40% on the Tomatometer, lol

Nov 13 - 01:37 AM

Bob Costas

Bob Costas

Half of the haters are Nolan fanboys, the other half probably rate Transformers in their top 5. I'm utterly shocked at the vocal minority trashing this movie, but their criticisms usually consist of "IT WAS LAME" so it's pretty telling.

I thought the movie was brilliant. An incredible blend of slightly campy classic Bond and more modern and subtle filmmaking. Also Deakins.

Nov 14 - 04:07 PM

Sam West

Sam West

No we're just not a bunch of fan boys that think any Hollywood release with explosions and action are good. The new dark knight was awful. We look at plot rather then context.

Feb 22 - 06:54 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

You just can't please some people. This was an amazing bond film.

Nov 11 - 08:33 PM

Alexander Reynoso

Alexander Reynoso

Absolutely agree.
This movie not only kept with the REAL origins of James Bond (the books) but also filled in all of the holes that brought this round circle to Dr. No.

My favorite are the morons who complained about how Q, being a stubborn young kid, doesn't want the silly gadgets when sometimes we just need silly gadgets like the Astin Martin guns and the ejector seat. I guarantee you this is a precursor to further development for Q in the next movies.

Some people want movies to hand you everything, others enjoy a little more involvement.

Nov 11 - 06:06 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

"Some people want movies to hand you everything, others enjoy a little more involvement."

Well said!

Nov 13 - 01:24 AM

Karim Ali

Karim Ali

I have watch twice, will watch again, so Daniel haters, we gonna support him no matters what....

Nov 11 - 05:17 PM

Andrew M.

Andrew M

I've grown up with James Bond. I've seen every movie from Dr. No to Skyfall (even the bogus, "Never say never again" which wasn't produced by EON productions). That being said, I didn't think Skyfall was a good movie. I found it to be very clumsy. I like Daniel Craig, I like his dark natured James Bond. Since Casino Royal, I have once again been very excited with the franchise... but come on guys Skyfall was just poorly written and directed. It pains me being a JB fan to admit it but the movie sucked. So, I don't know if that makes me a "hater" or not but whatever. It's more important to me and I think the rest of the JB fans to watch the movie, ignore the "top critics" (that get paid to write biased reviews), and give their HONEST opinions. That way hopefully, and i mean HOPEFULLY, they will use Daniel Craig to create 2 more Casino Royals instead of 2 more "get-me-paid" Quantums and Skyfalls.

Nov 11 - 02:03 PM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

No, I think it makes you a fanboy that clings to nostalgia than the actual (new) story line of the Bond films with Daniel Craig.

Nov 11 - 10:47 PM

Colin Vance

Colin Vance

This is everywhere..does he work for MGM?

Nov 12 - 02:38 AM

Carlos AlegrŪa Miranda

Carlos AlegrŪa Miranda

nope just pissed off at idiotic dumbasses who hate a quality Bond film for shit reasons.

Nov 12 - 04:41 AM

Andrew M.

Andrew M

Jonathan, I didn't find Casino Royal to use the original "fan boy" or formulaic devices that previous James Bond Movies did. It was new at the time, if you can remember. I enjoyed it, it was a great movie that was meticulously put together. I didn't feel the same way about Skyfall and it wasn't because of Daniel Craig. I am pointing my finger directly at the writers and director. Instead of me just sitting here and ranting about why I hated the movie, will someone please tell me what made Skyfall's plot so incredible? I just want someone to really break it down and explain to me what made this story so incredible mind blowing.

Nov 12 - 09:02 AM

Jon Martin

Jon Martin

That's your opinion buddy!! Not every Bond movie is what you want them to be.

Nov 12 - 03:19 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

The characters drive the plot in this, and I found the characters in this the best out of the three Craig films

Nov 13 - 01:22 AM

Alex H.

Alex Haines

it's not original if you're comparing it to movies in general, but this is an original storyline for the bond franchise. in any regular bond movie (yes, even in the earlier films, no matter how enjoyable they are) the villain always wants to take over the world, each and every one. it's so great that we get a plot that doesn't revolve around a world domination plot. all the people who say that the plot is unoriginal are comparing it to movies in general, not to the bond franchise. if you block out all of the other movies out there and focus on the Bond franchise, then yes the plot is original and incredible.

Dec 8 - 06:35 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

Also, I'm not one to side with this site's ratings (not that I'm a person who denies the credibility of reviews) but... Quantum was very mediocre and I think Skyfall is leagues ahead of it. Like, the villain was an actual supervillain and had his own island and stuff and kind of reminded me of Goldust with his sexual antics and whatnot lol. M also had a shaky relationship with Bond.

That's what makes the Bond world interesting. M makes a lot of calls that piss Bond off (or at the very least irritate his sour ass) and make him go rogue and do the job his way. This all relies on the fact that Bond himself is the kind of cranky fuck you wouldn't exactly want to be around, along with everyone at MI6 (except the odd character, Moneypenny for instance).

Nov 13 - 01:31 AM

Augusta Mels

Augusta Mels

This was a great film. I mean, it wasn't just a shoot-em-up action film, it had depth and story. Isn't that what people want?

Nov 11 - 01:56 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

I would assume so, huh? And, well, even if the plotless shoot-em-up is someone's thing there's always Quantum, lol

Nov 13 - 01:34 AM

Jon J.

Jon Johannesson

Though I agree with you completely, the complainers are no more than a very loud minority. The film has a 91% by critics, top critics and users, I can't really bother to deal with the people that seem to have set ideas of what they think Bond should be, negating any chance of them enjoying the film regardless of its quality.

Nov 11 - 01:26 PM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

This is true, but I still like to point out how foolish it is to think that going against bandwagons isn't a bandwagon in itself haha

Nov 13 - 01:35 AM

Kyle Moore

Kyle Moore

Agreed completely, Andrew. Daniel Craig is THE BOND Ian Flemming imagined. If anyone of these brain dead idiots that say Skyfall was terrible would pick up a book and read it, they would realize that Craig plays Bond more closely to what Ian imagined.

And to the people that say it was boring, they should just stick with Transformers and all of the other bottom of the barrel action schlock.

Nov 11 - 11:09 AM

Andrew MacIsaac

Andrew MacIsaac

"STUDIO SAYS NEEDS MOAR SHAKEY CAM, MR. BAY."

"YESSSS I AM SO HARD RIGHT NOW"

Nov 13 - 01:36 AM

Tim

Tim Eslup

I have no problem with Daniel Craig's performance. If he's what Ian Flemming wanted, great.

Skyfall was terrible because of the writers/directors. There are so many ridiculous holes in what is supposed to be a more serious Bond story, they are hard to ignore. Just to list a few...

The entire movie is about a super calculating villain trying to kill M. He has a perfect opportunity to do so like 15 minutes in but instead, he blows up her empty office then orchestrates a long string of events which ultimately lead to a wild firefight in a courthouse where he misses her and has to run away.

They completely forgot about the MI6 list halfway through the movie and we never found out what happened with it.

The only purpose of that inquiry was to provide a stage for Silva's attack.

Bond's master plan to protect M is Home Alone 5?

Nov 13 - 10:29 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

"Bond's master plan to protect M is Home Alone 5?"

HA! Good one. :)

Nov 14 - 12:20 AM

Terry Rivers

Terry Rivers

I doubt if you paid any attention to the film, but I will gladly waste my time to explain. Super Villain blow up MI6 to prove that he can do it! He can infiltrate the most secure computer system in Britain without a problem. He wanted to kill M personally. This plot was personal! That's what makes the movie. M made decisions that made the dude angry and then he had a vendetta. Plus the movie exposes a more vulnerable side to M which peels away at that cranky old bird exterior!

Nov 17 - 07:32 AM

Sam West

Sam West

I just don't understand then, why he didn't just kill his only threat when he had the chances....... Bond

Feb 22 - 06:59 PM

Camille Mascarinas

Camille Mascarinas

"Bond's master plan to protect M is Home Alone 5?"

Hahaha. I loved Skyfall but this one made me giggle.

Nov 18 - 02:01 AM

Peter D.

Peter De Munnich

Yes, I agree with Tim Eslup - the plot is simply absurd. After a certain point it's impossible to take any of the action seriously.

Yes, the super tech-savy villain who deviously plans to get captured so he can destroy MI6 security systems to break out & then engage in a primitive (& unsuccessful) "Dog Day Afternoon" shoot-out at the court house.

The brilliant spymaster "M" escaping across the moors USING A FLASHLIGHT to draw attention to her whereabouts.

There's only so much of this nonsense that the viewer can accept before the whole storyline loses all credibility. Sad.

Dec 7 - 09:23 PM

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