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Skyfall (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  9 November 2012 (USA)
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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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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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Box Office

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

The film's "Skyfall" title is not a word taken from any Ian Fleming James Bond story. The film's screen-writing team of Purvis & Wade thought up the film's "Skyfall" title at two in the morning. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have said: "We needed a haunting place name. I just plucked it out of the air, and it turned out to be something that struck a chord with the filmmakers". 'Skyfall' is the only ever Bond film where the team provided the film's title. The World Is Not Enough (1999)'s title was taken from a true life Bond family motto and was mentioned by Ian Fleming in the novel of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) whilst the title of Die Another Day (2002) was taken from a phrase in A.E. Housman's poem "A Shropshire Lad". Both Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) were titles taken from original Ian Fleming stories. See more »

Goofs

On Skyrim's frozen pond, Bond shoots his way through the ice in order to bring himself and Silva's henchman underwater in order to suffocate him. Bond and the invader struggle underwater where Bond chokes the man to death, although both men are already underwater and cannot breath anyway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: Ronson's down!
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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 »

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Breadcrumbs
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Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by George Doering, John Beasley, Paul Clarvis, Frank Ricotti, Sonia Slany, Phil Todd, and John Parricelli
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Terrific comeback
6 February 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I dunno if you guys get this one but comparing to M:I4 Ghost Protocol this was a masterpiece.

Many similarities here and there but still surprisingly good. And really, back to the roots. Only few things made me little disappointed with this one was bond getting too erm. weird. It actually worked.

Not too much explosions (well there are..) not too much cgi-crap etc. and it got cooler every minute.

Really interesting bond for a long time. Actually needs brains a bit to watch this one, if you have seen them all I'll bet you get the idea with this one.

This was a comeback, I waited something like explode everything, slow motion effects, stupid sequences but really really inspired with this one.

One thing I don't get the hype of this movie, it stands on it's own greatly.

For bond fans: 9/10


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