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
The film was originally going to be shot in six countries but budget cutbacks in January 2012 resulted in filming primarily taking place in England, on location and in studio. Additional shooting was set in Scotland, Turkey and China. Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands replaced Duntrune Castle in Argyll, Scotland as the location for the film's climatic action scenes though some of that was actually filmed at Surrey's Hankley Common in England. Scenes planned to be originally shot in India or South Africa were instead filmed in Turkey. In the end, the picture was filmed in five countries: England, Scotland, China, Turkey and Japan. In Japan, just a small amount of filming was done on Hashima Island. See more »
When bond is sitting on his own in the beach bar, he throws cash over the bar and takes a bottle of booze, pours himself a half glass then hears the report about the attack on MI6. In the next shot, the glass is empty though Bond doesn't touch the glass after he pours the drink. 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 »
The loyalty of James Bond (Daniel Craig), the best agent of the British services, to his superior M (Judi Dench) will be tested when her past comes back to haunt. At the same time, MI6 is attacked, and 007 will have to locate and destroy the grave danger posed by the villain "Silva" (Javier Bardem). To achieve this will have the help of the agent "Eve" (Naomie Harris).
In "Skyfall" Bond we find the most dark and dreary, the famous British spy becoming a serious character, tough and realistic.
The script shows an interesting story, full of tension, which has several interesting twists, full of action and excitement, but also intrigue, small dose of humor and some great dialogue.
Great is the direction of Mendes, to excel in the action sequences, shot perfectly, while credible spectacular. The actors are well into their characters, Craig Bond endorses the harder and sad, twilight tone, perhaps the least seductive of the series, it's not after anything that moves. Bardem perfectly meets an evil character very curious, between the character stereotype of comic book villain, and realism. Dench, with more weight in the plot, creates an unforgettable M, the best of the series.
Photography and staging are impeccable, the end, thanks to its "minimalism" is breathtakingly beautiful.
The film is long but very agile, the viewer does not realize the long term, knows how to create tension at all times to keep looking at the display.
Despite being a more serious and realistic Bond knows the most classic honor of the franchise, thanks to great little details. Against this, it seems too bombastic for trying more than mere entertainment. Not a Bond sympathetic, this is a film to suffer much, bitter, with doses of humor, but very dark, away from light and fun product that represents the bulk of the series.
The result is one of the great Bond film and a great film of action and suspense.
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