In lieu of not having anything to watch on TV these days, I on the spur of the moment wasted money to buy the latest James Bond movie Skyfall. Must say I was a little disappointed, as it was a bit of a yawn. The weak story line made for a very boring movie for me. There was nothing really intriguing in it at all. The baddie was not a credible character for me either. I liked the touch with Scotland, but plenty of it did not make sense to me. Also did not like James Bond cast as a "worn out" "aged" agent. Just made me feel tired while I was watching the movie. Not a good purchase for me at all.
Was just thinking about post 2000 bond films, and how I don't like them.
Can't put my finger on it, maybe it's just like every other action film now with shaky camera syndrome and all the other hollywood imported nonsense. The only way I can explain it is it's like the old style bond films were like if tarintino had been around then - the stuff didn't take itself too seriously.
I think the whole idea of the film this time is that Bond has to save the one who used to save his life for such a long time. There is another underlying concept - no girls this time, there is only one real woman in his life - the only one he trusts. So I think this is where it starts now, taking into account the classic Bond stories. With those ones everyone knew Bond and Moneypenny had some sort of 'platonic love', which will definitely emerge in new films. She's not a replacement. She's just another object who seems to be closer to Bond than anyone else - looks like that, based on the latest film.
There are definitely more ideas behind the film, though it may lack elements present in the previous ones. Honestly, I think all three films differ quite much from each other and each of them is significant for whatever it has. At least the Bond song intro to Skyfall is the cutting edge compared to all previous ones, the most eyecatching this time.
I went out of my way to watch the movie as well because I'd been so busy recently. I know I wasn't overly impressed with it and it probably says something when I have to probably watch it again to figure out what it was I didn't like. I can't actually remember the movie except for the part where Bond couldn't shoot straight. And the bad guy who took his teeth out and half his face collapsed. He was a disappointing bad guy and he just seemed too crazy to pull off what he did.
As far as James Bond Movies go I found it not up to par ole boy but in another way glad to see the series still being produced. I hope they continue with them but do better.
I have to give credit to the actor however though some of the fast paced action shots were somewhat distracting from any real content that got missed, the actor does have a certain charisma.
He shows an inflatable character, ages and even gets injured, something unheard of in today’s action films out of Holly’s woods.
All in all for the next Bond movie I think there should be a complete remake and leave the original car in storage. Certainly the brits have something made in the UK they can retune?
But my real question is... which came first darling, the movie or the theme song, the sky has fallen because quite frankly James it does give one an ______ ever slightly cool chill?
Watched the movie few days ago. It was not good as I expected.