20 March 2013 1:59 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

After the recent success of Skyfall, probably the surprise blockbuster of 2012, Neil Purvis and Robert Wade have announced that the movie would be their last as co-screenwriters respectively, ending a 13 year relationship with the Bond franchise that started with the 1999 film The World Is Not Enough. The question is, how much, if any, will the Bond franchise miss them?

Inevitably after the success that Skyfall has received both commercially and critically, the film will be seen as the defining moment of the Purvis/Wade era and on reflection it is easily the best Bond film they have penned. I felt that Skyfall was incredibly successful in the way it blended its excellent action sequences with in-depth character development and emotion, aswell as providing the perfect send off for Judi Dench’s M. In the end it all seemed to come together and with the excellent direction by Sam Mendes the »

- Niall McLoughlin

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