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Skyfall (2012)

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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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Severine (as Bérénice Lim Marlohe)
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Storyline

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. Written by JoaoBond

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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9 November 2012 (USA)  »

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007: Operación Skyfall  »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$88,364,714 (USA) (9 November 2012)

Gross:

$304,360,277 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Trivia

Javier Bardem apparently was once offered a role in an earlier James Bond film prior to this, perhaps even the role of James Bond himself (though this is unlikely). Bardem told CinemaBlend, "Years ago, I was [offered Bond]. I don't remember what movie it was for. But yeah, it just was not that time. I didn't feel that it was the time for me to do something like that. And also, I was doing something else, so I passed. This time, when I read it, I felt that it was very powerful material, and I wanted to join [a Bond movie]." See more »

Goofs

It would be impossible to drive a silver Aston Martin DB5 from London to Scotland without getting splash marks on the side of the vehicle. Especially in view of the fact that the road conditions are wet by the time 007 and M reach the Scottish Highlands, but the car still looks immaculate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: [Speaking on a blue tooth device] Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
M: Where is it? Is it there?
James Bond: Hard drives gone.
M: You sure?
James Bond: It's gone. Give me a minute.
M: They must have it! Get after them!
James Bond: I'm stabilizing Ronson.
M: We don't have the time!
James Bond: I have to stop the bleeding!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature Bond periodically shooting at targets, Shanghai dragons, Silva's skull logo, and the Skyfall mansion from which Bond's eyes stare out. At the end of the credits, the sky is seen falling upon the mansion. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013) See more »

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Mother
Written by Thomas Newman
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No more interested in Bond
11 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I grew up with Bond, from Dr No to Die Another Day and will no doubt watch all the iterations again when shown on TV. This changed with Casino Royale. Gritty yes, like the everyday world around us. Bond was escape. Now no more humour, no more wit, no more charm. At the time of Quantum of Solace, I didn't even know there had been another Bond movie with Daniel Craig. I was surprised to see it on TV for the first time. It wasn't that good but it was somewhat entertaining the first time around. Then came Skyfall and it's nonsense scenario. I saw this in the theatre and wondered about the pointless action, the silly hacking, the plot holes... When it came on TV a few months back, I didn't even bother to watch it again. And I sure won't go for the upcoming Spectre. I agree that Bond had to be updated but Broccoli's new Bond is an ageing creep, a killing machine matching those he used to fight against in previous films.Rest in peace James Bond. You will be missed.


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