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#3 Posted on 10.11.12 1112.36 Reposted on: 10.11.19 1112.47
By the end of the second act (the end of the action in London), I was already ranking it among my top Bond films. It was paced so well that I had no idea we still had an entire 3rd act.
Speaking of which...my god. What a glorious third act it was. Insanely meta and personal. The amount of callbacks to Goldfinger (not just the one-liners and physical objects, but even the introspective view scenes from the mountains in Scotland) were wonderfully woven in to an original and powerful story. Such an isolated contrast from the rest of the film done PERFECTLY.
Silva was the best Bond Villain since 006 in Goldeneye. I'd say he is even better than Sean Bean. He belongs in the Category of Red Grant, Goldfinger, Oddjob, Jaws, Scaramanga and Blofeld. He commands center stage every time he is on screen, and has a memorable physical oddity that is actually relevant to his psyche and the overall story. The idea of life clinging to Silva was a powerful and horrifying thought. (Something the writers of Bond movies have struggled with in modern times: They give GIMMICKS to baddies and hope that will make them memorable. Diamond Face guy, plastic surgery guy, blood crying man, immune to pain man, unmemorable man from quantum of solace, etc.)
Absolutely fantastic movie that cements Craig as a Bond on par with Connery's finest work.
#7 Posted on 10.11.12 1523.49 Reposted on: 10.11.19 1526.22
Gotta go with the chorus of praise for Skyfall. I really enjoyed it, both for the callbacks and for the cool action scenes. The reveal of what Skyfall was made me think of Citizen Kane actually. There was great work from all the actors and the way they made the references to the Bond series as a whole was clever.
#8 Posted on 10.11.12 1801.26 Reposted on: 10.11.19 1807.56
Loved it. I did want some resolution to Quantum, but that still does not take anything away from it. I actually think this was their Goldfinger, Goldfinger had nothing to do with S.P.E.C.T.R.E, so all the callbacks maybe on purpose and we get Quantum in the next one. M reading the Tennyson poem was amazing and probably my favorite montage of the new films. The end was absolutely amazing. Everyone was top notch and I can't wait for the next one.
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#10 Posted on 10.11.12 1947.35 Reposted on: 10.11.19 1952.29
Saw it yesterday! Definitely a big screen action movie and compelling character drama with a new depth and film-making approach that both calls back to the spirit of the old-school Bond movies and brings the series thoroughly into a new era. Bardem is in his element 100%. See this movie.
#11 Posted on 10.11.12 2113.01 Reposted on: 10.11.19 2114.04
I think you have a good villain when you actually think. "Man, I good write a damn good thesis paper or psychological profile on him." I do think Silva had a giant either hard on for M even before he was recruited or over-valued his spot with her. I just got the impression she never cared for him as much as she cared for Bond.