Michael's Review of Skyfall
Skyfall brings James Bond back with a vengence, and the film couldn't be more thrilling. With every Bond film, there is action and intrigue guaranteed, but this film raises the bar. Daniel Craig challenges everyone's favorite, Sean Connory, as being truly the perfect Bond. Craig plays Bond's cunning, charm, ruthlessness, and vulnerability to such perfection that you feel he really is 007. The supporting cast is truly marvelous, with the great Judi Dench and Javier Bardem being standouts. While the action scenes are more thrilling than any of the past Bond films, it is the sentimental and emotional content of this film that makes it so effective. Sam Mendes knows how to tell a story while making a movie that is gorgeous to look at, which he does impeccably here. Ultimately this Bond film is special because it not only gives the audience everything that a Bond film should, but it goes to a new emotional territory that no Bond film has every really gone before, and leaves quite a wonderful lasting impression.