Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.
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
Actor Albert Finney has said he remembers seeing the first James Bond movie Dr. No (1962). Other cast members were working actors in film and TV when Dr. No (1962) was in theaters. Actress Judi Dench, who plays M, was appearing as Anya in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (1962) whilst Finney's closest film role to the release date of Dr. No (1962) was as another great lover, Tom Jones (1963), in which he starred with Diane Cilento, who was once married to cinema's first James Bond Sean Connery who was actually the original choice to play the Kincaid character. Producer Barbara Broccoli has said that her father, pioneer Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, had been keen to work with Finney but the opportunity never arose. See more »
The shrapnel taken from Bond's shoulder are 'depleted uranium' yet these rounds do not go through the mild steel cab of the digger nor do they go through the glass. See more »
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 »
Skyfall, the highest grossing James Bond film and also one of the most overrated films of all time. I have never really been a huge James Bond fan, but I saw the trailers and I went into the cinema feeling very excited, and, sadly, left the cinema half a sleep. God was this film boring! Despite all the money and Oscar-nominations, I genuinely struggle to find anything of credit in the film. I am not a fan of Daniel Craig either, but even by his standards, he was very dull in this film. His Bond was not engaging in the slightest, we learn nothing of his past and if he was a supporting character, I would have been rooting for him to die. Judi Dench was not much better, with the ever present scowl during the film, it was almost as if she was channeling my feelings when I was in the cinema.
The Bond girls were also played up greatly, but to no avail. One dies after barley 20 minutes of screen time and the other (Harris' character) apart from having a few sexually tense scenes with Bond, was as dull as a rock.
One of the few aspects of the film that I enjoyed was Bardem as the villain. His accent along with his over-the-top nature, made his scenes enjoyable and to be fair I did enjoy his backstory. Also, the actions scenes where also pretty damn cool.
Overall, I have sat through this film twice and I can say I didn't like it. It was boring, the characters where predictable and I didn't even like the song (Yeah I said it). I know the film is considered a "hit" but one of the beauties of our world is the difference in opinion
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