As I said, it's about expectations.Those who have disliked the reboot of the series and the harder approach of the Craig years were never going to like SF.
I love the reboot and the dark, gritty, young, violent take they started of with , but I just loathed Skyfall .
Even the original poster is the same he explicitly mentioned that he felt it was not on par with the previous 2 which he liked .
I just hate the sudden turn around in style, 50 decades of a successful action franchise is now reduced to a housewives drama movie. I wouldn't mind if they took a breather from the 'Quantum' storyline and made something more in line with the Connery movies or the Brosnan movies or any other Bond for that matter , But they had to pick drama and the other small nods were just to fill in checkboxes. Not 'Bond' at all if you ask me .
I don't see any "housewives drama" in the film at all...
Every other Bond movie focused on the glamour and suave of 007 and his megalomaniac villain with set piece action .The whole core of Skyfall was drama where they show him old and out of his prime which is very unBond.
And Bond was shown as out of his prime, out of it, courting suspension from duty and dismissal from the service in.........the novel You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming. The original author wasn't afraid to show Bond in a less than flattering light on occasion, and for some of the time this happened in Skyfall. Indeed, there were more than a few nods to the "played out" Bond of the novel YOLT in the film SF.
Perhaps there's a reason why those parts of the novel have not been picked up. How many successful drama franchises are there even close to what Bond has achieved .
If the films had taken that route it wouldn't have survived this long. To quote a review I read on rotten tomatoes "Skyfall is a fine movie on its own, but continues doses of this might risk destroying the franchise"