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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Since Daniel Craig was first cast as James Bond he has often had the nickname of 'James Blond' due to his lighter color hair which is markedly different than Bond's usual dark hair. As Javier Bardem sports blond hair in this movie, 'Skyfall' becomes the first film entry in the official series to feature both James Bond and the leading villain with blond hair. Other blond Bond villains include Red Grant in From Russia with Love (1963), Hans in You Only Live Twice (1967), Erich Kriegler in For Your Eyes Only (1981), Venz in A View to a Kill (1985), Necros in The Living Daylights (1987), Peter Franks in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Stamper in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Goldie in The World Is Not Enough (1999). However, in the official series, Bardem is only the second ever main Bond villain to have blond hair after Christopher Walken as Max Zorin in A View to a Kill (1985). Bardem is the third if one counts Gert Fröbe as the red-blond haired Auric Goldfinger (1964) or the fourth if one counts Klaus Maria Brandauer as Maximillian Largo in the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983). Bardem's blond hair in the film was not peroxided but was a wig. 'Skyfall''s 2012 release also marks 25 Years since there has been a leading blond Bond Girl who was Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo) in The Living Daylights (1987). Since then, the only significant Blonde Bond Girl was the supporting role of Professor Inga Bergstrom (Cecilie Thomsen) in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). See more »

Goofs

Mallory puts down a brandy bottle when he first meets M. When she leaves the bottle has been turned. See more »

Quotes

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

Bond's traditional shot towards the camera, seen through the barrel of a gun, is placed at the end of this film rather than the beginning. After the blood stops dripping, the James Bond 50th Anniversary logo appears with the words "James Bond will return," below it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Percussion Improvisation - Konyali
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(Bond's Scorpion Bar Drink)
Written and Performed by Ensemble Hüseyin Türkmenler
From the album "Turkish Bellydance"
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Ltd.
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Bond is back
23 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some people thought Daniel Craig was too much like Bourne and the Bond style film had been abandoned. If you were worried about that fear not

  • Bond is back.




The film has great stunts & thrills - you'll see this in the long opening sequence. Bond is not burdened with gadgets and still has lots of energy.

Ignore the plot credibility (not as far fetched as some plots like Moonraker) and usual level of general film fiction where it comes to computing.

All the characters are great, from the MI6 team members to the villain (Silva) who acts like a traditional Bond villain. It is very easy to provide details and reveal the plot - the way the trailer was edited means it has not given too much away.

This film will provide thrills & you will laugh more than you did with Craig's last two films.

Classic Bond is back and it was a joy to see it, if you are a Bond enthusiast there are lots of treats in store.


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