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Posted on 4/07/13 04:39 PM
Greatest Bond film of all time. My favorite Bond films are the ones that stick out the most from each other. This one was really different from every other one. What makes it different is that it is all based around a story that doesn't have a lot of girlfriends in it. They killed the Bond girl off really quickly. It is also much darker then other Bond films, and the whole story was an unusual one for a Bond movie. It was built up to be a finale, which it actually wasn't, but they did try to give you that feel. This film had more of an epic action film. It showed how he appeared to have lost a step in the beginning, but quickly got it back. I won't give the ending away. But it was also very different, from any Bond film. This film wasn't like any other super formulaic, or cheesy Bond movie, which is why it rocked.
When James Bond (Daniel Craig) is chasing a man he gets shot and he falls off of a bridge into the water, and goes down a waterfall. He is presumed dead, and he uses his supposed death to retire, but when an office building explodes he decides to report for duty. He must go back for training but he is rusty and he has lost a step. He can't shoot or fight as well, so this film is about his resurrection. He eventually does come back, and is in full strength by the end.
Now Daniel Craig is the best Bond, without a question for me. All of the other Bonds played the role exactly the same to me, but certain actors were considered better then others, because some were in better movies like Sean Connery. But when you really think about it, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, they all played 007 the same way. Daniel Craig I feel like actually plays 007 in a different way, which is why I like him the best. He is just a totally serious, and he doesn't say any of the catch phrases that get old after a while. He is also way slicker, and his style is cooler. When he walks into the room he really looks like a James Bond. If you described James Bond to me, I would probably imagine he would look like Daniel Craig. I think he was born to play 007. Because he plays the role exactly the way it should have always been played. My 2 favorite Bond films, he was the one who played 007.
I loved the part when he was in Shanghai, because I felt like that was the best setting in any Bond film. The scene when he fights the guy in the room with all of the glass walls, in that skyscraper was one of the coolest Bond scenes ever. I also loved the scene just before that when he is hanging on to the bottom of the elevator, dangling from god know what height, and then he just climbs up. It showed the guts the James bond has. The whole ending at Skyfall, was what made this film so different from other Bond films, because I had never seen a scene in any Bond film, that took place in a setting like that. The action in that scene was so sweet, and I was on the edge of my seat for that entire section of the movie. The action was all predictable, but still awesome.
Every Bond film also has an intro with a great song playing while the opening credits role. This one had the best intro, and the best song yet in my opinion. The song "Skyfall," by Adele was awesome, and the whole intro, was so awesome. It was dark, and unique. This movie had some really awesome music. It had the old classic themes that you hear in all 007 films, but ha some new things that I hadn't remembered hearing in earlier films. The Bond films are the types of movies where you really listen to the music in it, because it's always great.
Now I haven't really ever talked about the Bond girls in my reviews for other Bond films, but I am going to do that now. The Bond girl in this film had a really small role. This movie was barely focused on 007 getting girls. I did like Bérénice Marlohe, but not as much as Olga Kurylenko. Olga Kurylenko was the best Bond girl of all time. Even better then Halle Berry.
The villain was good too, because he wasn't ridiculous like other villains were. He was very serious, and wasn't at all cheesy. He also seemed much smarter then all of the Bond villains. Though he is not my favorite Bond villain, he is one of them. I give Javier Bardeem two thumbs up for his performance.
Some people may have trouble with the length of the film, but I didn't at all. I felt sad when it was over, because I wanted there to be even more, because it was slow at the beginning. I wanted to see even more action, and for there to be even more added to the story after the fight at Skyfall. It was so good, that I wanted there to be another half hour. I felt like I just couldn't get enough of this movie, and what was in it. I believe that a great movie should have you psyched when you walk out, and you should want to see more. I had a lot of both of those two things.