After watching part of the Oscars on Sunday, a fantasy caught my eye and intrigued my conscious. Although the dresses were beautiful, the music was outstanding and Seth Green was hilarious (I mean who doesn’t like a song about seeing actresses boobs!), it was the 23rd installment of the Bond series and Daniel Craig that caught my eye. I love a good action movie, but for some reason Bond and I have never crossed paths! I admit it! I have had 23 opportunities over a 50 year period (or 32 years…my age) to see a bond movie and today I am watching my first one! There was something about the mysterious look and suave style of Daniel Craig and the possibility that ‘this is the end’ that attracted me to this movie.
Skyfall was Nominated for 5 Oscars:
-Achievement in Cinematography
– Achievement in Sound Mixing
– Achievement in Sound Editing
– Achievement in music written for Motion Pictures (original score)
– Achievement in music written for Motion Pictures (original song)
Skyfall walked away with 2 Oscars for:
– Achievement in Sound Editing
– Achievement in music written for Motion Pictures (original song).
Bond is accidentally shot in his current mission and releases an important disc containing the names and identities of agents around the world. This leads to an attack on MI6 forcing M to relocate the agency. M’s authority becomes challenged and a new chairperson is in charge. With agency under attack from both the inside and out, M can only rely on one agent; BOND, James Bond. Bond must track down and eliminate the threat before the whole situation becomes too personal. Who do you trust when it feels like the sky is about to fall?
I was a little worried that the Bond movie was going to be a traditional shoot-explode-repeat type movie that I tend to avoid. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find compelling characters, interactive plots and unexpected twists. From the glorified fight scene in the opening credits to the final view of James Bond, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. The explosions and special effects were amazing and breathtaking, but it was the unique gadgets and tools that Bond used to conquer his enemy that had me hooked! I loved how even though James Bond was a secret spy super agent, he still demonstrated some faults, which made him easier to relate to. It was nice to see that he wasn’t too superior to be shot without some lasting side effect or able to escape the hazards of aging!
Since I haven’t seen any other Bond movie, I can’t say it was the best Bond movie every made. However, I throughly enjoyed the movie and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a fast paced, high action movie with unthinkable twists and turns (Bond fan or not)!
I would give it 4 out of 5 hearts!
The release of Skyfall on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy is now available from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!
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