Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris

Year: 2012

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 143 min.

IMDB Summary: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

This film was a worthwhile action flick with decent acting--if you're looking for any substance, it's not there. I could have done without the tedious credits, featuring an animated sequence and Adele's latest tune. I also could have done without the ho-hum script. Even less compelling was the choice of Judi Dench for the role of M. Rather than a top-notch and advanced secret agent, Dench comes off as a sweet elderly woman who would look more natural in a knitting club than in M16. In contrast, Ralph Fiennes as seasoned agent Gareth Mallory was an excellent choice, as Fiennes managed to humanize an otherwise lifeless role. Craig was decent as Bond, though the film's impressive, eye-catching stunts tuned out his performance. Overall, Skyfall is a fine popcorn and milk duds movie--just don't expect to leave the theater with your mind blown.

For Parents:
Some violence, language and sexual innuendo.

My Rating:
 Info from imdb.com

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