Not a bad effort of a film. It will definitely entertain the kids and has plenty of references for the grown-ups to have a good chuckle over. The humor translates to this side of the pond which is a bonus. Animation is pretty good, though nowhere near on the same league as Shrek. For me the rendering of the main character was less than convincing but it didnt detract from the film too much. More could have been done with the sound especially the Foley. Even with a 5.1 system the sound was a little too safe. It may not win any awards but will keep you pleasantly entertained for a few hours
Great actors and some good development of characters but jarred by a disconnected storyline, poor editing and a weak sixth sense ending. The death of Dr Matheson character added nothing to the plot and neither did the confusion of the Silver charcter at the end. I cant believe RDN had such a rubbish line "How did you do it?" - so not fitting for his stature. Shows that even great actors can be nothing without the rest of the team working at the same level. And the blatant copy of sixth sense review of events was so unnecessary.
Definitely not the best. I love the characters played by Javier Bardem in other films, especially in Buitiful, but in Skyfall I felt he was miscast. His character has a hint of Mike Myers.
As for the film, it is without doubt good old formulaic entertainment, and there are some brilliant moments. But Bond without his gadgets is like Jedi without their lighsabres or starfleet without warp drives. A bit pedestrian at times. If Bond wants to get back to old fashioned, perhaps they can drop the annoying da-dada-da soundtrack - yes thanks Brocollis, we know what it sounds like, but its now firmly holding Bond back. Just blaring music when there is action is so dated.
Come on innovate and do something completely unexpected. Might get a proper Oscar then. This one is not a keeper :-(
13 assassins is an utterly amazing film. It builds slowly at first then builds layer upon intruiging layer until the climactic and bloody end. The end is expected, but I wasnt expecting how the character Lord Naritsugu Matsudai took it. Not sure I liked the ending, but otherwise a lot of ketchup and fantastic.