21 December 2012 12:19 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Not only is Skyfall the highest-grossing James Bond film ever, it has also become the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK. While some critics considered Sam Mendes ‘too artsy’ to direct a blockbuster, he has proven himself just the man to make us all forget about Quantum of Solace. But as stylish and spectacular as Skyfall may be, your typical cinema-goer may have left the screening with a sense of deja vu…

Taking the reins of the Caped Crusader, Christopher Nolan may not have felt much pressure to live up to his predecessor (Joel Schumacher threatened to run the whole franchise into the ground; Batsuit, Bane and all) but nobody could’ve anticipated him reinventing the comic book movie adaptation.

In a number of interviews, Mendes has acknowledged Nolan’s achievements by referring to his trilogy (specifically The Dark Knight) as a ‘‘game-changer’’. And, like The Dark Knight, »

- Dan Wakefield

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