Someone’s been shot, the culprit is on the run, and James Bond is already chasing them. From jeeps, to motorbikes on roof tops, jumping through glass, and fistfights on top of trains over bridges.
I’m quickly going to focus on this part of the film because for me it is the film. Like the credits in MI3: Ghost Protocol (Dir. Brad Bird), we see the film played out in its fragmented entirety. Shown through images and metaphors of what is to come and eventually end the film “…at the Skyfall” as Adele spoils this for us. She begins the song with the line “This is the end…” – as we see a shot 007 floating underwater, sucked through a hole – thus starting the opening credits/film. Knives float down sticking in the ground as gothic headstones. Leading up to a burning house,
I enjoyed this bond film, and I’m not the only one because Skyfall has broken the billion dollar mark. It played to the strengths of an action movie without having to get too techy or full of gadgets and elaborate plots. Q gives Bond a gun and a radio receiver – the man is the real weapon, as we all know (plus their budget has considerably dropped). Daniel Craig plays an aged Double 0 agent. This is his 3rd Bond film, with a contract for 5 total films. This would give him the 3rd most Bond roles behind Roger Moore and Sean Connery who both stared as Bond for 7 films. The film benefits from smart writing, and just getting back to form. Utilizing old cars, less gadgets, old school techniques, more build-up, and a huge burning payoff in the end. With the question for awhile being… What/Where is (a/the) Skyfall?