Yup, movie review here. I’ve seen a lot of movies these last few months. I’m dealing with writer’s stagnation. Movies help me escape from my self-doubt and screaming inner demons.
Give me a good action movie, some explosions, chase scenes…I forget my woes. Same with a good animated feature. No sobby stuff, please.( Love mysteries, but no one does those anymore.)
Now, I’ve come to the Daniel Craig Bond really late. I liked Pierce Brosnan and even Timothy Dalton, wasn’t sure about a blond Bond. But now that he’s going grey? Well, I saw the previews for Skyfall and thought, I need to see that!
But I couldn’t without seeing the first two. Luckily, they were available with my cable On-Demand service. So…watched ‘em. Liked ‘em! More for Judi Densch than Daniel. I mean, yeah…he’s good. And built like a brick wall but I wasn’t totally sold. Though I really liked the dynamic between Bond and M.
Skyfall showed that relationship to a particular degree. I especially adored the acknowledgment that Bond, and M, are showing their age. Bond especially. I mean, how often can this guy leap onto hard services and not show some knee pain? Get punched over and over and over and not hold his ribs?
I understand it’s a fictional super-duper hero type story, but I find when I see a more realistic portrayal of someone pushing on despite the pain, etc…I am more able to buy the story.
And I bought Bond totally this time. His reaction to the young Q was wonderful. Not to mention the play with the villain when he’s tied to a chair… 😉 (Won’t spoil that for anyone. We can discuss it later if you like!)
It’s a great story, very intricate, digging deeper into Bond and even M’s history than in the other movies. And we finally are joined be a very familiar name from the books. I won’t say and spoil it for those who haven’t seen it.
From the opening sequence and opening credits, with a song by Adele that fit the storyline perfectly…it’s a fun movie!
And let’s hear it for the mature hero!
Don’t know what I’d do without movies. I’ve enjoyed all of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies and will go to see Skyfall again. It was wonderful to have one directed by a top director and I loved Adele’s song! If you’re interested in seeing a younger Craig, rent Layer Cake, a great British mobster movie. He plays a Yuppie gangster. And he was good in Spielberg’s Munich too.