WHY? You must be wondering why I am in such a dismissive mood. Well, I will explain explicitly why in the spoilers section below but first off, to my fellow readers who haven’t watch the latest Bond installation, Skyfall yet, I don’t want to spoil it for you. I will sum it up in just two words: WATCH IT.
All the gunfires. Aston Martin and Volkswagen cars aside, let me begin by saying the theme song by Adele is plain epic when you listened to it full-blast in the cinema. It brings in the Bond-sy mood (a little distracted with Craig’s eyebrows though). Daniel Craig makes the close to three hours flick a bearable one. Skyfall is not only action-packed but you gotta hand it to them for turning it into semi-comedy.
In short, Skyfall revolves around Bond saving MI6 from its threat, Silva who has deep hatred for M. Bond’s loyalty is on the brim as he found out about M’s past. It’s now all up to Bond to save the day, as always.
A little intro to the main casts: Bond is the poker-faced funny dude while M (Judi Dench) is like her usual awesome self. I always have deep admiration for her, like I do to Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews. They have this aura that defines elegance and superiority.
Javier Bardem who plays Silva, the psycho maniac is definitely one of the funniest villain I’ve seen around. At first he seems a little awkward
and gay but soon after, this dude just rocks the evil role. The way he laughs, his bulgy eyes, the way he struts and his unsightly hair. Bardem looks so different off-screen! Much better I should add and bears a little resemblance to Robert Downey Jr.
Q (Ben Whishaw) is another cute nerdy boy I’m starting to like. He’s the young techy genius that helps Bond throughout the movie.
To me, this time there’s not much spying for Bond to do. On the contrary, instead of a spy, he feels like an assassin or wait… a hitman to me.
And then I was searching for a bond girl. I thought it would be Sévérine (Bérénice Marlohe) but my hopes were dashed when she only made a 15 minutes appearance. Seriously?
I expected a more dramatic death of Silva (Oh no, this is what those horror movies are treating me) instead of you know, just a goddamnit knife. Oh, and I actually do enjoy the rat story. ;)
Bond being Bond and all, Skyfall is a pretty good one to check out. Set aside three hours this weekend and watch it. No regrets! :)