Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Film: Skyfall

Skyfall isn't amazing but it does plenty enough to keep you entertained through it's long run time. There is a marked absence of technological gadgetry this time around, which takes a bit of adjusting to but is a strong positive for the movie. The other stand out positive is Javier Bardem, who plays a wonderfully menacing pyshco villain. On the negative side, the female characters other than M are pretty weak, and Moneypenny's lines in particular don't seem to go anywhere. There's also a lack of humour in the movie, but this is just a continuation of the Daniel Craig era Bond, where the role is played less like a comic book spy and more like the rough and ready Jason Bourne.

Overall, Skyfall is worth watching, especially with so little else on at the moment.

***1/2

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