It is important, in any series, that an instalment does not forget where it came from, but in Skyfall’s attempts to celebrate its roots, does it ultimately undermine them?
The title theme sounds quintessentially Bond, a custom absent in the last three films, for better or worse. It is also the first of the Daniel Craig era to feature the character of Q, reborn as a shrewd, with-the-times virtuoso who reacts with a level-headed confidence and wry wit when challenged by Bond that would make Desmond Llewellyn proud. Despite this, there are more than a few unwelcome alterations and an underlying insolence to certain aspects of the style and continuity of the series.
When Bond was officially rebooted in 2006’s Casino Royale, it offered the chance to see how 007 earned his status, but in a less antiquated setting. Newer cars, newer technology, but the same Bond (albeit grittier and »
- Jack Haworth
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