Great entertainment with a thought-provoking message, to an extent. I was most interested in what I thought was one of the underlying messages of the movie, which is "is bond still relevant in this post cold-war world?"
As M explains, in this day and age the threat is cloudy. Who are the bad guys now? It's not simply "Russia" or any other country for that matter. The bad guys are slinky individuals without nationalities, which is apparent when looking at the baddies of Skyfall - they are purposely put forward as these sub-national meddlers, who don't pay allegiance to any state.
The whole movie is a response to these changing threats and how bond is in fact relevant - more relevant than ever, really. We need the human factor that bond brings in order to tackle these ever changing and shrouding threats.
Great movie. Wicked entertaining and thought-provoking - not just action nonsense. Of course there is some nonsense, but it's fun nonsense. Definitely see this one.
This is sort of a one-trick movie. There's a point it tries to get across, but once you get it you get it, and then you just sort of have to suffer through it. It's about those type of spoiled hipsters that are pretty much examples of living irony. They don't have any self identity - I think this is shoved in the viewers face multiple times, esp. when the main character impersonates others who have "real" lives (gardeners, store clerks) and screws around with taxi drivers etc.
It tackles a topic that I'm interested in, but I think people who haven't thought about these type of people before will get the most out of it. If you already get the message, the actual movie is really sort of boring - you'll be left sitting, listening to "conversations" between people you almost wish would just up and kill themselves already, and while this is part of the point of the film and its delivery, I think, It doesn't qualify as entertainment in my book. I'd rather watch Indiana Jones.