No spoilers.Loved it!
As someone who loved
Casino Royale but hated Quantum (one viewing only, don't own), a new 007 film has been a long time coming indeed. Skyfall did not disappoint. Great performances all around, great story - again, very grounded. Bardem was fantastic, but truthfully - Naomie Harris made the film for me. Holy cow. Her physical beauty is distracting (in a great way), and her performance is perfect. I also like the nods to the history of the franchise. They were few, not at all distracting, fit within the story, and handled expertly.
It was equally wonderful to get away from shaky-cam, image-a-second editing. The scenes are allowed to breathe, particularly the more cerebral passages. Also, hats off to Mr. Mendes and Mr. Newman for recapturing the atmosphere of Bond. The new Q also worked very well. He's much more fleshed out than in films passed and worked perfectly for this more realistic direction.
Well done on every level. If I had to rate it at this early stage, I'd say it's a definate Top 5, possibly number two or three. After a few more viewings, it could overtake Casino Royale at the top - and that's coming from 40+ years of nerddom.
Second viewing in the morning - no, not just
to see Eve again. ;-)
Edited by 201050, 10 November 2012 - 04:59 PM.