Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
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 movie's soundtrack, composed by Thomas Newman, features the most tracks (thirty) for a James Bond film score. The previous record holder in the official franchise had been Casino Royale (2006) with twenty-five, and next is Quantum of Solace (2008) with twenty-four. The previous record holder for any Bond movie, and now second, is the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983), which has twenty-six tracks. The "Skyfall" album is the second time that a James Bond soundtrack has not featured the title song (which is "Skyfall", sung by Adele). The first time was Chris Cornell's title song "You Know My Name", not appearing on the Casino Royale (2006) soundtrack. This movie's end titles utilize Composer David Arnold's arrangement ("The Name's Bond... James Bond") of Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme", but this also does not feature on the soundtrack. This film's score also contains interpolations of Monty Norman's original "James Bond Theme". The whole score on the soundtrack is composed and conducted by Thomas Newman, except for the "Komodo Dragon" track, which is an instrumental interpolation of the film's "Skyfall" theme song. This is also the first Daniel Craig Bond film to make use of Norman's original "James Bond Theme" throughout the entire film (in Casino Royale (2006), the fully orchestrated version was played during the end credits, and in Quantum of Solace (2008), during the gun barrel sequence, and at the start of the end credits). See more »
Mallory tells M: "We're a democracy". The UK is a constitutional monarchy. 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 »
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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