Faisal's Review of Skyfall
Skyfall is beautifully shot (expected from the man who made poetry out of a plastic bag blowing in the wind) and plays with some deep ideas (expected from the man who made American Beauty) but then it plays on for too long and it plays all over the place such that the central theme never gets rooted. The charm of Bond movies have always been their pulpy origins. Bond has never been about meditation, its not about Tennyson and Shakespeare and that's where probably Mr. Mendes gets it wrong. Skyfall just does not have mojo.