Title : SKYFALL
Type : Movie
Language : English
Genre : Spy/Action
Cast : Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris
Direction : Sam Mendes
Music : Thomas Newman
Reviewer’s Ambience :
Theatre: PVR Cinemas
Movie duration : 2 hours 23 Minutes
Pre Release Hype : Skyfall marks the glorious 50 years of the famous british spy franchise, James Bond or commonly 007 (double oh seven). Daniel Craig continues as the Bond in this latest instalment directed by Sam Mendes. The skyfall song by Adle for this movie has received appreciation. MGM joins with sony to release Skyfall worldwide.
Post Release Review : As with the previous two Daniel Craig – Bond movies Skyfall also starts with a fast chase action sequence involving bikes, jeeps, trains and jumps but unlike ‘Quantum of Solace’ this time it is primed to make you stick to your seats and gives you an assurance that rest of the movie is going to be just as good.
James bond’s integrity and loyalty to M is tested in the movie, so there are some scenes which might give you a sense of similarity between ‘Die Another Day’ and Skyfall. An important data containing names of NATO secret agents in Terrorist organisation gets stolen and is leaked to youtube every week by a hacker who targets M personally. MI6 get’s attacked by the hacker and M faces criticism from the superiors, so it is up to Bond to find the hacker to protect the MI6 and M’s dignity. But the hacker has a plan of his own and it’s in Bond’s hand again to save the day.
Bond villain Silva played by Javier Bardem reminds us of the heath ledger from Dark Knight Rises, he is just as good. Skyfall involves ‘M’ in the plot like no other Bond movies till date, so Judi Dench’s acting skills are exploited to the maximum. Daniel Craig does the Bond just like his previous two bond movies. Unlike previous bond movies the screenplay seemed deliberately slowed giving importance to the story rather than the action.
Technically the movie doesn’t have humongous CG effects like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ but the hacking scenes showing polymorphic algorithms were one of the best hacking scenes ever.
Stunt sequences involving bikes were great, not to mention the short fist fight’s becoming more common with the Daniel Craig’s Bond edition. SkyFall might have restarted Bond’s gadget legacy and bringing back Aston Martin DB5 adds to it.
Cinematography/locations were the best in recent series of Bond movies. I felt SkyFall could have used more of Thomas Newman’s music in background as there were few scenes without any background score and felt it needed some.
Conclusion : SkyFall has the right ingredients to become one of the most successful Bond film ever. The deliberate slow down in phase of the movie could have been avoided. That being said, ‘SKYFALL has the right terminal velocity’ for proper landing.
Rating : SkyFall gets 4 dragons !