I initially loved Skyfall when I first saw it. However, after watching it several more times now, I am starting to dislike it.
The beginning starts off really well with Bond. We get a really nice glimpse of our current Bond. However, the chase scene that occurs afterwards... I don't know what it is about it, but it's just so... bland. The shots are too obvious. The crowd barely reacts at all.
The CGI is so god awful, that it was terribly obvious. It would have been much better if they went with a "less is more" approach. The shots on the roof sucked as well. The movement seemed to be going way to slowly, in contrast to the fast pacing music. It's almost as if the music was too outgoing. It really turned me off.
The cat and mouse on the train went on for too long. I felt bored half-way through it. They should have just chased on top of the train and skipped that whole part.
I didn't mind Bond falling in the water and surviving. I suspended my belief there.
The titles were good up until we had Daniel Craig in this asylum looking place, which looked way too CGI like Die Another Day. Hell, Quantum of Solace did it better, as much as I love Daniel Kleinman. The song was good at least.
Scene with M in the car with Tanner was okay, then when M got out of the car it went to S***. The acting here was awful. Judi doesn't look mad at all, yet she's mad enough to leave the car. Then, when she does, she puts her hands in her pocket like she just doesn't care anymore. Then, when Mi6 blows up, she has "Well, s#!t happens" look.
Every scene with Naomie Harris was annoying. In my opinion, she's not attractive enough to seduce the audience. I didn't have a sense of arousement during the Macau scene. In the end, I just wanted it to be done with.
Really? The gunshot only traced to three people? Were the writers really that stuck?
Scene in Macau; the introduction scene was far too long. It was almost like it was trying too hard to be Bond-esque (“Here’s Bond rollin’ into Macau, baby! Come on, look at him! Here’s some sparkly fireworks! How about a nice dolly shot of it as well?”). The scene from Macau then on was fine.
I didn’t mind Severine dying off too quickly. I was surprised however, when Bond said “That’s a waste of good scotch.” as if he didn’t know her at all. Yet, he had trouble shooting her.
There’s nothing else I really had a problem with throughout the movie. It wasn’t like that first viewing, however.
Edited by DominicGreene, 17 July 2013 - 11:02 PM.