Film Review – Skyfall

Here’s my second review :-


That Sam Mendes has proved himself as a quality filmmaker is in absolutely no doubt. With titles like Road to Perdition and the Academy Award-winning American Beauty, he has carved himself a solid brand recognition without being splashily famous like Christopher Nolan or James Cameron. So when he was announced as the director of the (then untitled) Bond project, everyone was up in the air. An Academy Award winner would definitely turn around the franchise after the faltering step that was Quantum of Solace. Right?

With every passing day, the expectations jumped as reports of increased character performances, followed by more prominent reports highlighting the action sequences, came out in the media. Every bit of news was scrutinized, from MGM’s bankruptcy to beer replacing the signature shaken-not-stirred martini. Every trailer, promo and poster increased the value and supposed quality of the film. This just had to be the best Bond film till date. Right?

So is this what Bond fans have been waiting for? Is this the best Bond we have ever seen? Is this the crowning glory of one of the most prominent franchises in filmdom?

Well… actually, no. At this juncture, I would like to give a fair warning that going by the professional reviews can let you down in this case. I will also refrain from any sort of synopsis; if you wish to read the story, please visit Wikipedia’s Skyfall article.

As before, please do comment on the blog entry as well. Thanks!

  1. Baba Ji 10 years ago

    jtw – firstly congrats on getting selected in IIT kharagpur!

    I havent seen a single bond film to date 😀 which films should one start with?

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    Jasper 10 years ago

    Thanks so much :D.

    Well I haven’t seen any of the older ones. But I have seen GoldenEye, which was good. But the best place to start would obviously be Casino Royale; even in book form, Casino Royale came first in the series.

  3. Suprabh 9 years ago

  4. ank_16n 9 years ago

    For me Skyfall is the best Bond movie done by Daniel Craig..!!
    and is certainly in Top 5 Bond movies of all Time..!!

    Just loved Skyfall..!! 😀

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