Matt's Review of Skyfall
I admit I haven't watched all of them made over the last fifty years, but "Skyfall" is the best James Bond I've seen. Though I've never been a big fan of Daniel Craig in the role of Britain's number one spy, he is at his best in this outing, in a "Bond" that packs a punch-per-minute.
Javier Bardem is the best part, bringing a new Bond baddie to life in such a deliciously creepy and intense manner, it's not easily forgotten (despite however one-layered his villain may be). Paired with an entrancing theme song from Adele, and some breathtaking cinematography (the night scenes towards the end, backlit by a scorching house fire, are some of the most beautifully captured scenes I've seen in years), you've got one heck of a fun ride.
It's not perfect, though; weighed down with some corny lines, an annoying new Bond girl, and an uneven story. But let's get real- no one comes to a Bond movie for the story. And in what they do come for- stunning action, unbelievable stunts, and insane amounts of suave- "Skyfall" delivers.