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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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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$304,360,277 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Worst Bond ever
25 July 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Completely unwatchable - that's how I'd describe this.

Many may have been conned how to think by the mass advertising, but to even call this mess a "Bond" film is an insult to the series... which has had a few stinkers and more than its fair share of cheesy moments.

Skyfall starts out at a pace to rival Crank and while those with brains may have been confused as to what the hell was happening, before I knew it, our dour-looking hero was sitting back watching hit men kill innocents with a sniper rifle before choosing to dispatch them.

But it gets worse: the wafer-thin few lines of dialogue that hinted at something resembling a plot then saw Bond exchange words with some model-cum-triad's moll, kill her bodyguards, and then sneak up on her NAKED whilst she showered, not to hear cries of rape or even an exclamation that he's still alive, but for her to part her legs before

  • one would presume - his irresistible sullen charm wowed her like


pheromones brainwashing a bitch in heat! I had to turn it off.

Sure, Roger Moore and Sean Connery were ridiculous (and Moore was plain sleazy), but at least we saw them seduce the women. This new dude just turns up while they're in their birthday suits and, knowing that if he can kill three bad-arse villains she'd stand no chance, the women submit to his will.

I'm a man and I found this sexist.

So, without a real storyline, stupid action scenes that feel as if they're there "for great justice" and with a very depressive-looking Bond of questionable morals and judgement leading the charge, I can honestly type here now that this is THE WORST BOND EVER.

And yes, that includes the steaming pile of dog turd that was Quantum of Solace.


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