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Friday, November 9, 2012

[8.75/10] Skyfall (2012)

Skyfall (2012)

Brief review: Brought to life by one of the most gifted directors in film history, Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" is everything a modern spy thriller should be, and then some. It starts out very promisingly, with a (thankfully) long, super-thrilling, high-octane opening sequence, filled with very impressive stunts that are both difficult to perform, and hard to execute. The end result is an electrifying action spectacle, you’d hardly forget, followed by tone of he coolest-looking opening credits. The film not only begins with a bang, but continues to excite until the very end. The well-balanced and smartly-written script skillfully alternates dynamic action sequences with equally as absorbing dialogue-driven scenes, providing the viewer with a well-thought-out plot that is complex, but at the same easy to follow. Even though it would be a lie if we call "007: Skyfall" 'action-packed', the action it provides is nothing short of startling. Sam Mendes yet again demonstrates great versatility, interesting directing choices, and classy camera work, plus, the subtle, yet highly polished cinematography adds sophistication to the already tasteful visuals. Daniel Craig is arguably the best Bond so far, and he proves that with yet another strong, charismatic performance, baring a whole new vulnerable side of his character. Javier Bardem is perfectly cast as the quietly intimidating villain, Raoul Silva, and the supporting performances are all equally as memorable.

Overall summary: Clever, thrilling, endlessly compelling, and brilliantly put together, Mendes’ "Skyfall" may be a notch below Martin Campbell’s astounding "Casino Royale", but it still ranks as one of the best, most accomplished, and ultimately entertaining Bond films to date.

Click on THIS LINK, and check out the extended version of my "Skyfall" review, written exclusively for White Cat Magazine. Comments are very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome! Seeing the film this afternoon and can't wait.

Unknown said...

You're back sweetie! I have missed you a lot. Huge hugs. :)

Terrific review, I've been wanting to see this as I was excited when I first heard that Mendes would directing. Off to White Cat!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, it's awesome indeed. hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I was captivated by it!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, well, kind of. :) I just felt bad and underwhelmed over the last couple of weeks and wasn't really in a mood for watching films and writing reviews.

I missed you too, sweetheart. I hope I will be able to update more often.

Thanks, Mel! My review isn't terrific, Skyfall is. :) I enjoyed it so much, I didn't want it to end. Best since Casino Royale, no doubt about that! You need to see it now!:)

film said...

Skyfall is indeed a terrific movie that has matured from Quantam of Solace. With age, comes wisdom. in SKYFALL that wisdom lends its weight to what is without question one of the most exciting and emotionally charged adventures the series has ever seen.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

film, I couldn't agree more with you. After the good, but unimpressive Quantam of Solace, Skyfall is a step in the right direction for the franchise, and almost on-par with Casino Royale.