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Skyfall (2012) by John

Posted by whokilledthemessanger on November 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Hello, for those of you who do not know me, this is John Shutika writing. I have collaborated with Isaiah on most of the movies posted on this site, and I figured that I should write a couple reviews… so that he won’t feel so lonely.

Anyways, the movie that I just back from seeing, was “Skyfall”, the latest installment in the Bond franchise. This movie also marks the 50-year anniversary of Bond...which is referenced constantly throughout the movie. These references would usually appear with blaring trumpets, just to make sure that everyone gets it. Despite this though, the movie was actually very good.

The movie knew what it was, an action movie… and at that it very much succeed. It was exciting, it had stupid one-liners, and it actually had a pretty decent villain, played by Javier Bardem. Better known as the creepy guy from “ No Country for Old Men”, but I thought that he was much more hilarious as the love interest from “Eat Pray Love”.

Anyways, the movie was actually quite good, and I think that it will appeal to most people, as well as make a killing in the box office. The craftsmanship, for what I can tell was good… nothing that really mystified me. The fight scenes were well choreographed, and everything was pretty well shot, but as far as it goes, it’s nothing special for a big budget movie. It was made, to make money… to be a blockbuster, which is what it will be. But the cinematography was nothing-special… nothing that would surprise you.

Despite its flaws, which were all clichés for the most part, this movie is still very enjoyable. Bond is given some back-story, and seems to return to his roots. This time Daniel Craig plays a more dynamic character. An over the hill secret agent who has to overcome some challenges, but in the end of course, he just returns to normal. But for what its worth, he is very likeable in this role.

On the whole, I would definitely say that this movie is worth watching. Spending ten dollars to go see, maybe not if you absolutely hate the genre, but most people would probably love this movie. I liked it, and its one of the best action movies to come out this year, a very good movie.

 


Critical

4.5/5

Personal

4.5/5

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