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.
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
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
Although "Skyfall" had the largest amount of product placement of any Bond film compared to any before it, the film was the first in 23 years (since Licence to Kill (1989)) that did not either introduce a brand-new car model or highlight one in a major action sequence. Every Bond film since "Die Another Day" had featured a wide variety of vehicles produced by Ford's Premier Automotive Group, which at the time included Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo. After "Quantum of Solace" was filmed, however, Ford entirely disbanded its portfolio of foreign makes, and along with it the company's product-placement arrangement. As such, no Fords are seen in "Skyfall," and preexisting Land Rover- and Jaguar-produced vehicles are featured only in brief shots. The only car shown at length in "Skyfall" is Bond's famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5, first seen in "Goldfinger" and featured in a total of six Bond films. As an icon of the series as well as an automotive classic, the DB5's presence in the films has never been part of a product placement deal (although the company did pay to place its modern Vanquish and DBS models in earlier films). "Skyfall" is the last modern Bond film, as of 2015, to have this distinction, as Aston Martin is introducing its new DB10 model as part of its promotion deal for "Spectre." See more »
It would be impossible to drive a silver Aston Martin DB5 from London to Scotland without getting splash marks on the side of the vehicle. Especially in view of the fact that the road conditions are wet by the time 007 and M reach the Scottish Highlands, but the car still looks immaculate. See more »
[Speaking on a blue tooth device]
Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
Where is it? Is it there?
Hard drives gone.
It's gone. Give me a minute.
They must have it! Get after them!
I'm stabilizing Ronson.
We don't have the time!
I have to stop the bleeding!
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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 »
No logic, no comedy, no thrills, no fun: not a Bond movie
I didn't enjoy the movie and found the plot lacking common sense in most places. I want to highlight the following points:
How the hell does bond not die after being hit by the bullet from Moneypenny and falling into a river? So many illogical scenes throughout. How the villain comes with so many people? This guy is an x agent and is obviously crazy. How did he form an army? Where did he get the money? How did he hack into the most secure computers when he had no technical knowledge? In the scene he blows the metro train into Bond, how come he had a bomb planted exactly there? Did he know Bond was going to accost him at exactly that point? How come Bond lets his girl die?
I mean, I don't want to be a stickler for logic but this one really lack s it. Also of course there are no thrills, comedy or entertainment! Unlike the previous Bond movies such as Casino Royale!
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