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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Skyfall (2012)

What is it about? 

After a list leaked with all of the undercover agents in terrorist cell groups across the world falls into the wrong hands, Bond must comeback for country and for his personal trust of M to make sure no other names are released from the group, and that the threat is put to rest for good. 

Who is in it? 

Daniel Craig - James Bond

M - Judi Dench

Javier Barden - Silva

Favorite Scene: 

After chasing Silva following his escape through the underground of London, Silva leads Bond into a trap where a train comes crashing through the underground tube. 

Favorite Quote: 

Q: It always makes me feel a bit melancholy. Grand old war ship. being ignominiously haunted away to scrap... The inevitability of time, don't you think? What do you see?
James Bond: A bloody big ship. Excuse me.
Q: 007. I'm your new Quartermaster.
James Bond: You must be joking.
Q: Why, because I'm not wearing a lab coat?
James Bond: Because you still have spots.
Q: My complexion is hardly relevant.
James Bond: Your competence is.
Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.
Q: Well, I'll hazard I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.
James Bond: Oh, so why do you need me?
Q: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond: Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas. Q.
Q: 007.

Review: 

Before I get into this, let me just say the Skyfall theme song by Adele is amazing. Very, very catchy, and she deserved any and all awards she can for it. 

As for Skyfall, the film is yet another great Bond movie with Daniel Craig in the lead. As always, the opening chase scene grabs viewers right away and sets the stage for a comeback plot for Bond. And really, the awesome plots are what make the Bond movies in how well-paced they are. This time, we see more of a reveal to the Bond character as the plot focuses on his personal relationship and connection to "M", and the inner struggle to do what he does best, espionage. 

Many of the scenes are quite amazing, from the one mentioned above of the train crashing through to the final moments at Skyfall, this movie is all about capturing the scenery. And yes, Daniel Craig was fantastic again. 

However, in my opinion (and that is exactly what this is), Skyfall is good, but not as great as Casino Royale was. Nonetheless, if you dig action films, Skyfall is a film that is must-see. 

Grade: 3/5

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