LET THE SKY FALL

November 1, 2012

2012’s Bond movie was kick ass. `Nuff said. Review’s up, too.

REVIEW | The fall and rise of James Bond in ‘Skyfall’

By Karl R. De Mesa, InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, October 30, 2012 · 11:52 am

It’s time to celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the twenty-third film in the franchise.

The thing about Daniel Craig as Bond is, as in the previous two installments he starred in, he does bring genuinely more physical, more hardcore spying to the game than any of the other Bonds. Unlike the moralizing Ethan Hunt of the Impossible Mission Force or the supercharged revenge machine that is Jason Bourne, Craig’s Bond is a modern patriot from balls to bones.

Under the direction of Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”, “Road to Perdition”) Craig’s character is brought to light to reveal even more dimensions, including a very bone-dry sense of humor.

He is a super agent in the era of Al Qaeda, when surveillance has been elevated to the norm, and governments use 9/11 to justify rampant invasion of the public’s privacy. In this age of terror the new 007 strides through like a scythe, cutting down the tall grass of international terror even among those who have once been in the fold of MI6, always shaken, never stirred.

“Skyfall” opens with what we’ll call a mise-en-chase. Bond and an as of yet unnamed female operative (Naomie Harris) are assisting on a mission in Turkey, pursuing French agents who are in possession of a hard drive. Said drive has already cost the life of an MI6 agent, plus it contains the details of all NATO agents operating undercover in terrorist organizations worldwide.

They battle through narrow market streets, up winding staircases, across exotic brick rooftops and finally on top of a cross-country train.

They fail to recover the disk. What’s more, Bond’s female partner accidentally shoots him with a sniper round the size of a golf ball, sending him tumbling down an icy river. The impact of the hard drive’s loss is catastrophic to the British intelligence community. MI6 believes that Bond is dead and pens his obituary, posting him in the official lists as “missing, presumed killed”.

Bond is in absentia for the better part of the next seven minutes, though of course he’s very much alive and we see him off on a beach somewhere, ruminating on his condition with shots and an exotically curvy island girl.

Read the rest of the review HERE.

 

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One Response to “LET THE SKY FALL”

  1. conordcfc said

    Great review for a great film! Check out my review if you have the time http://conordcfc.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/film-review-skyfall-2012/

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