Bond 23

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Ahnold
Hey guys.

I noticed that there wasn't a proper thread for discussion of Bond 23 - so, to rectify that oversight, here it is stick out tongue .

Daniel Craig confirmed earlier this week that production on Bond 23 will begin at "the end of next year". I'm guessing, then, that we can expect to see it sometime towards the end of 2011 (which seems a long way off I know!).

So then, what do you guys want to see from Bond 23? It's already been confirmed that it will be written by Peter Morgan ("The Queen", "Frost/Nixon"wink, and regular Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (groan ...), but not much else is known at present (other than that Daniel Craig will once again be playing 007).

I'm guessing that, after the lukewarm critical reception that was received by the downbeat "QOS", that they'll make the tone of the film somewhat lighter (though hopefully without the cheesiness of "DAD"wink. I would also not be surprised if Q, Moneypenny, and gadgetry also found their way back into the franchise ...

I also hope that they'll give at least some kind of closure to the "Quantum" storyline of the last 2 instalments ...

What do you all think?

island-is-stone
Can't wait for the new movie to come out. even though I like the old ones better I can't wait to see the result.

Kazenji
Got some news for this

Sam Mendes in talks to direct Bond 23


http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/sam-mendes-to-direct-bond-23.php

Wanderer11
I am not sure whether I like the idea of Sam Mendes directing a Bond film or not. I have nothing against his previous work, but I just think that this is not right for him.

RussellBrooks
I've read in a few places that Ernst Stavro Blofeld will be in Bond 23. This would be wickedawesomecool.

Wanderer11
Originally posted by RussellBrooks
I've read in a few places that Ernst Stavro Blofeld will be in Bond 23. This would be wickedawesomecool.

I would like to see this happen, but for some reason I just cannot believe it.

Clovie
that would be weird... I'd prefer them to continue with the orginal idea and not the new ones...
even though Craig is not so bad... stick out tongue
I annoys me that all the gadgets part is restricted to regular cell phone... no romance in it.

Ahnold
Clovie eek! ?! Woah, long time no see; glad to see you back here again big grin .

I think it would be interesting to have Blofeld come back, but - as actor Michael Sheen pointed out in an interview - after the Austin Powers series sent him up so successfully, a credible, dangerous Blofeld would be difficult to pull off for the Craig era ...

Clovie
things change.


anyway..
they've got that girl from Slumdog.. to be the girl.. *doesn't like* Eva Green was prettier sad
and the action is to take place in Afghanistan. again messed i think it was done before in TLD, right?

coolmovies
just orderd casino royal i cant wait !! i seen it before anway

roughrider
Now the film is on hold indefintiely, thanks to MGM being up for auction!

What is with them? Sony/Columbia has the rights now; how does MGM's sale affect the status of the film, when there's money to be made? huh

Zoom
Hopefully recent events will result in Daniel Craig leaving the role.

darthmaul1
This could be a good thing, they need to go back to the gadgets and humor, and bring back John Cleese. i'm tired of these bourne bonds.

Kazenji
Originally posted by darthmaul1
i'm tired of these bourne bonds.

Thats because they were sticking to the books..........idiot.

darthmaul1
Originally posted by Kazenji
Thats because they were sticking to the books..........idiot.

Chuck you Farley....the gadgets and humor is what made the bond films fun to watch.

Kazenji
Originally posted by darthmaul1
Chuck you Farley....the gadgets and humor is what made the bond films fun to watch.

I'm guessing you know how to read a book

go look for a one of the bond books i gurantee ya that he does'nt visit the Q Labs at the start of each novel.

Tired-Hiker
Damn, Kazenji. You don't have to get all gangster and shit.

Kazenji
Nah just replying to darthmaul1 to what he said saying about the movies need to get back to "gadgets and humor".

Clovie
there will be no Bond 23. at least not any time soon. due to some financial problems of MGM? or whatever company has rights...

roughrider
Originally posted by Clovie
there will be no Bond 23. at least not any time soon. due to some financial problems of MGM? or whatever company has rights...

Which doesn't make sense, because Sony has the rights now. What legal/financial difficulties affecting MGM should hold them up?

Darth Martin
This sucks royally. I hope it isn't too long of a wait.

Ahnold
Originally posted by Clovie
there will be no Bond 23. at least not any time soon. due to some financial problems of MGM? or whatever company has rights...

Trust me, there will be a Bond 23 ... eventually; the franchise is just too damn profitable for them to stop it here. I guess we're just gonna have to be patient.

To be honest, I'd rather they waited a couple of years in order to do it right, rather than MGM hastily banging out a sub-standard Bond film on the cheap to try and recoup some of their losses.

My only worry is that a long delay will mean the departure of the great Daniel Craig; after all, the last time studio problems held up production of the Bond franchise back in the early 90s, the series lost the vastly underrated Timothy Dalton ...

Darth Martin
Yeah, that's what you have to be concerned about. Will this wait mean the Craig will be replaced?

Zoom
The only good thing about the delay is that Craig might just do the decent thing and leave. The franchise is in desperate need of change.

Darth Martin
facepalm

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
facepalm

When you get older you are going to feel very foolish when you look back at your support of such a bad actor.

Darth Martin
Or rather fortunate to have had the chance to have been introduced to the series during the rejuvenated era.

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
Or rather fortunate to have had the chance to have been introduced to the series during the rejuvenated era.

He is going to go down in history like Dalton in that he will only do two movies and the majority of fans will dislike him.

Darth Martin
I'm not sure where your getting your projections from? Most consider Craig to be the best since Connery. Dalton was good, but Craig is fairly better, as are his films.

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
I'm not sure where your getting your projections from? Most consider Craig to be the best since Connery. Dalton was good, but Craig is fairly better, as are his films.

I have not met one genuine Bond fan who thinks that Craig is the best since Connery. Most real Bond fans believe that honor goes to Brosnan.

Darth Martin
Kind of hard to respond to that when you clearly have already determined what a genuine Bond fan is. There you go again with the "Most real Bond fans......".

Brosnan is the worst.

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
Kind of hard to respond to that when you clearly have already determined what a genuine Bond fan is. There you go again with the "Most real Bond fans......".

Brosnan is the worst.

Brosnan is far from the worst. The fact that you rank Craig higher than him is just a joke.

Darth Martin
So were suppose to keep at this all night? erm

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
So were suppose to keep at this all night? erm

I fear you will are doomed to have these discussions until you wake up and see sense.

Darth Martin
Sense? You are in the minority.

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
Sense? You are in the minority.

You have that mixed up. You are the one in the minority.

Darth Martin
The minority consisting of people who think Casino Royale is a great Bond film and Craig a great Bond. Happy to be onboard. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Zoom
Originally posted by Darth Martin
The minority consisting of people who think Casino Royale is a great Bond film and Craig a great Bond. Happy to be onboard. roll eyes (sarcastic)

If you are happy back a mediocre actor and the worst Bond of all time that is your lookout.

REXXXX
I was gonna chide Kazenji for the insults on the last page but they happened months ago...

Personally I don't understand the dislike for Craig or Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace was just a bad film in general, but with CR they stuck closer to the Bond of the books, of which I'm a fan.

Zoom
Originally posted by REXXXX
I was gonna chide Kazenji for the insults on the last page but they happened months ago...

Personally I don't understand the dislike for Craig or Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace was just a bad film in general, but with CR they stuck closer to the Bond of the books, of which I'm a fan.

Daniel Craig is a very poor actor. Both of his films were abortions.

Darth Martin
hysterical

Zoom
Oh dear we have a comedian.

Ahnold
Woah, calm down guys - they're only movies after all wink . Geez, I feel kinda bad for re-opening the discussion now ...

shorty19
Why did they name the movie 23 message me if you know the answer.

Ahnold
Pretty sure that's just the working title dude (it, erm, being the 23rd official Bond film and all) ...

Ahnold
Has there been any update on the status of Bond 23? Since MGM have now finally sorted things out financially so they can make "The Hobbit", I would hope that the next 007 adventure won't be too far behind it...

Myth
New Bond in 24 months: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71401

Jovan
Originally posted by Myth
New Bond in 24 months: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71401
Weird as just today I heard they had 4 billion dept?

I might be wrong with the number. I did not read the article well.

Ahnold
Originally posted by Myth
New Bond in 24 months: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71401

Thanks for this Myth - just saw the news myself yesterday; I certainly wasn't expecting any kind of advancement so soon after my last post! It sounds like this is far from a done deal, but I'm quietly optimistic, and shall keep my fingers crossed ...

roughrider
Originally posted by Myth
New Bond in 24 months: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71401

Get out of the deal with Sam Mendes now, while you can!

Discos
In the middle of re-watching all the Bond movies this month, and Im saddened to see what the current D-Craig movies have become compared to the classics.

anyways, looking forward to seeing more Bond movies and now that MGM have sorted stuff out I will be awaiting the 18month+ wait for Bond 23.

Discos
9th November 2012, finally a release date!

anyways, thats the bond movie back on schedule and filming should commence very soon

Mr Parker
I see you saw the Kmc message board as well.lol.

MildPossession
And no, it's not going to be called Red Sky at Night...

Mr Parker
you did your homework on this I see Mp.Remember when you told the Craig haters that they were going to have another Craig Bond movie to be in store for? lol.

K.Diddy
erm So will this be a straight up sequel to Quantum of Solace or a whole new movie?

Kazenji
I read that they're trying to get Rachel Weisz for it to play a villain.

MildPossession
^ That would be rather good, love to see her play a full on villainess.



It was pretty obvious though that he would be in the next one, I thought he was contracted for three Bond films when he was announced?

Kazenji
http://blog.onthebox.com/2011/01/24/new-bond-to-be-called-red-sky-at-night-weisz-back-on-board/

and also the thing about Rachel Weisz is in that.

Darth Martin
Red Sky At Night

Hmmmm

erm

As long as Craig returns it's a go for me.

Ahnold
You must remember, though, that that title is (for now at least) just a rumour - and one that I can't honestly see being true ...

Ont the whole, I'm happy that there's finally some forward momentum on Bond 23. Judi Dench confirmed last week that she'll be reprising her role as M for a 7th time, so that's at least one positive piece of news to tide us over smile .

Myth
Javier Bardem would be a very welcome addition to Bond 23:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73656

MildPossession
He would indeed.

Myth
Ralph Fiennes is in talks to join too. This could shape up to be an awesome Bond movie.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73810

Clovie
Ralph Fienes is Voldermort blink


but I'm very very very happy that there will be next bond in the end... even thogh, QoS wasn't all that good.. without gadgets and stuff... sad

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Ahnold
Hey guys.

I noticed that there wasn't a proper thread for discussion of Bond 23 - so, to rectify that oversight, here it is stick out tongue .

Daniel Craig confirmed earlier this week that production on Bond 23 will begin at "the end of next year". I'm guessing, then, that we can expect to see it sometime towards the end of 2011 (which seems a long way off I know!).

So then, what do you guys want to see from Bond 23? It's already been confirmed that it will be written by Peter Morgan ("The Queen", "Frost/Nixon"wink, and regular Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (groan ...), but not much else is known at present (other than that Daniel Craig will once again be playing 007).

I'm guessing that, after the lukewarm critical reception that was received by the downbeat "QOS", that they'll make the tone of the film somewhat lighter (though hopefully without the cheesiness of "DAD"wink. I would also not be surprised if Q, Moneypenny, and gadgetry also found their way back into the franchise ...

I also hope that they'll give at least some kind of closure to the "Quantum" storyline of the last 2 instalments ...

What do you all think?

well its close to the end of 2011 so Im wondering when the new one is coming out?

Kazenji
Heres the title for it

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/debbiedowner/news/?a=45410

CARTE BLANCHE

"The title is the same as the James Bond novel by Jeffrey Deaver."

Darth Martin
I heard the title was Skyfall.

Mr. Marshall
It's Skyfall. I'm really excited for this. Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and Ralph Fiennes!

Kazenji
Ralph Fiennes could be Blofield.

Kazenji
Ben Whishaw to Play Q in Skyfall

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84622

Darth Martin
Originally posted by Kazenji
Ralph Fiennes could be Blofield. I don't think they are allowed to use that name anymore. That's why during the PTS in FYEO the faceless man Bond killed wasn't called that.

Kazenji
Yeah but these new ones are ment to be like prequels that and also Blofield is in the novels.

Darth Martin
Your not hearing me. Due to legal reasons they cannot mention the characters' name. This is why he wads never referred to as Blofeld in FYEO.

They can have a character with similar traits but the name Blofeld, as far as I understand, can't be used.

darthmaul1
Originally posted by Kazenji
Ben Whishaw to Play Q in Skyfall

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84622

Oh Yes please please, lets bring back the gadgets, it too much like the Bourne movies without them.

Kazenji
Originally posted by Darth Martin
Your not hearing me. Due to legal reasons they cannot mention the characters' name. This is why he wads never referred to as Blofeld in FYEO.

They can have a character with similar traits but the name Blofeld, as far as I understand, can't be used.

What legal resons?.......the Bond movies are made at MGM and Albert R. Broccoli and his pal back in the day brought the rights not like the rights went to another studio so i don't know what nonsense your on about

Originally posted by darthmaul1
Oh Yes please please, lets bring back the gadgets, it too much like the Bourne movies without them.

They still need to keep it serious like they have been.

Darth Martin
Originally posted by darthmaul1
Oh Yes please please, lets bring back the gadgets, it too much like the Bourne movies without them. You say that like it's a bad thing. All three Bourne films are good action films. Gadgets is one of the reasons the Bond films got out of hand in the first place. Sooner or later, it all becomes a formula. I thought the gadgets were fine in the previous two films. Technology has advanced so much that a smartphone is something that everybody is walking around with.

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Mr. Marshall
It's Skyfall. I'm really excited for this. Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and Ralph Fiennes!

yeah its Skyfall.This looks promising.I love the casting choices.Not sure who Bardem is but Finney and Fiennes are great actors.Look forward to seeing them.

darthmaul1
Originally posted by Darth Martin
You say that like it's a bad thing. All three Bourne films are good action films. Gadgets is one of the reasons the Bond films got out of hand in the first place. Sooner or later, it all becomes a formula. I thought the gadgets were fine in the previous two films. Technology has advanced so much that a smartphone is something that everybody is walking around with.

It is a bad thing, The Bond movies have always been about the gadgets. I don't think there was too much in Dr. No, but from FRWL to DAD and a little bit in Casino Royal there has always been gadgets.
for me the first Bourne was great after that i didn't really like them.

Ahnold
Good God, has it really been almost a year since I last posted to the KMC eek! ??? This obviously constitutes a massive oversight on my part embarrasment ... but, in any case, am glad to be back big grin .

Yes, it seems that Bond 23 (aka "Skyfall" smile ) has really kicked into high gear during this past month. And the omens are looking very good indeed - a Sam Mendes film starring Daniel Craig, with a story by Peter "Frost/Nixon" Morgan and a screenplay co-written by John "Gladiator" Logan, featuring Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Javier Bardem, plus the return of a much missed, well-loved gadget master? I'm mentally booking my seat already big grin ! I think that most people agreed that, whether they liked it or not, "Quantum Of Solace" just didn't live up to the illustrious standard set by its immediate predecessor; here's hoping that "Skyfall" puts things back on track!

Originally posted by Kazenji
What legal resons?.......the Bond movies are made at MGM and Albert R. Broccoli and his pal back in the day brought the rights, not like the rights went to another studio so i don't know what nonsense you're on about

Darth Martin is indeed correct, Kazenji. In the early 60's, Ian Fleming was sued by a gentleman called Kevin McClory, who claimed that Fleming had not credited his contribution to the novel "Thunderball". Several years of legal wrangling between McClory and the Broccoli estate followed, which ultimately meant that the character seen in the opening credits of "FYEO" - obviously meant to be Blofeld - could not be credited as such; the legal situation also allowed McClory to produce his own version of "Thunderball" in the 80s - "Never Say Never Again". With McClory now having passed, I am uncertain as to what the current legal situation is with regards to the use of Blofeld in future Bond movies; would be interesting to see if he ever turns up to square off against 007 again!

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Ahnold
Good God, has it really been almost a year since I last posted to the KMC eek! ??? This obviously constitutes a massive oversight on my part embarrasment ... but, in any case, am glad to be back big grin .

Yes, it seems that Bond 23 (aka "Skyfall" smile ) has really kicked into high gear during this past month. And the omens are looking very good indeed - a Sam Mendes film starring Daniel Craig, with a story by Peter "Frost/Nixon" Morgan and a screenplay co-written by John "Gladiator" Logan, featuring Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Javier Bardem, plus the return of a much missed, well-loved gadget master? I'm mentally booking my seat already big grin ! I think that most people agreed that, whether they liked it or not, "Quantum Of Solace" just didn't live up to the illustrious standard set by its immediate predecessor; here's hoping that "Skyfall" puts things back on track!



Darth Martin is indeed correct, Kazenji. In the early 60's, Ian Fleming was sued by a gentleman called Kevin McClory, who claimed that Fleming had not credited his contribution to the novel "Thunderball". Several years of legal wrangling between McClory and the Broccoli estate followed, which ultimately meant that the character seen in the opening credits of "FYEO" - obviously meant to be Blofeld - could not be credited as such; the legal situation also allowed McClory to produce his own version of "Thunderball" in the 80s - "Never Say Never Again". With McClory now having passed, I am uncertain as to what the current legal situation is with regards to the use of Blofeld in future Bond movies; would be interesting to see if he ever turns up to square off against 007 again!

Hey welcome back.yeah I remember reading all about that.mcclorys lawsuit over Fleming and that legal battle that went on.

Kazenji
Well thats all i need to know Arnold not some dick to keep telling me i'm wrong.

Kazenji
First Image

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/169443-daniel-craig-is-james-bond-in-the-first-official-image-from-skyfall

Kazenji
Been a couple more images for this movie

but i can't be stuffed getting them seems like this part of the forum is dead...

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Kazenji
Been a couple more images for this movie

but i can't be stuffed getting them seems like this part of the forum is dead...

Go ahead... I'm listening. I just forget about Bond most of the time. I'm just a casual fan. But I really like Casino Royale.

Kazenji
Picture of Javier Bardem as the villain

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/03/skyfall-image-javier-bardem

there's also a couple of other ones at the bottem of the article.

Patient_Leech
Oh, hmm.. maybe I don't care all that much afterall. The pictures don't seem all that interesting. Sorry. heh. Hopefully the movie will be good, though.

Kazenji
Javier should be good as the villain, If what we've seen of him in No country for old men.

roughrider

Kazenji
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=59898

http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/BondPoster1.jpg

Kazenji
Teaser trailer

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Patient_Leech
I am intrigued, sirs. Looks cool.

Kazenji
I'm also interested in that new game, Both look good.

Darth Martin
This looks dope. Looks to be taking a much more darker approach.

darthmaul1
I want the old bond back with gadgets, and one liners. I hope this one has that. Q is in it I think so that is a plus.

Kazenji
I not really bothered about Q and his gadgets that's more of a minor thing with these movies for me, Everything else is more important.

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Darth Martin
This looks dope. Looks to be taking a much more darker approach.

I like the idea of taking a dark approach to it.I like it that they are having him be really serious.If you think it looks dopey,then I dont know what to tell ya,I would skip it if I were you.hard to believe that you'll like the movie itself if this trailer turns you off.


Darth Martin

I want the old bond back with gadgets, and one liners. I hope this one has that. Q is in it I think so that is a plus.

wait a minute here.you're not making any sense.You say you want the old Bond back with Gadgets and one liners but you think thats a plus that Q is not in it.How do you expect the gadgets to come into play that you want to see if Q is not in the film? seriously,think about what your saying here. laughing laughing roll eyes (sarcastic)

I personally could less myself about the gadgets.We have had so many James Bond films with gadgets and chases over the years that it just seems like de je vu all over again.Thats why I really liked the direction they went with in Casino Royale because they got away from all that and the chase scenes consisted mostly of them running after him.

Patient_Leech

I am intrigued, sirs. Looks cool.

Sure am glad to see at least one person on here that is on the same page as i am about this trailer. Happy Dance

Ahnold
Geez - I really must make a greater effort to post here more often than once every 10 months eek! ! Hope you're all well my old KMC chums smile .

How could I not chime in with my opinion on "Skyfall"? In short, I loved it big grin - a definite improvement on "Quantum Of Solace", though maybe doesn't quite scale the heights of the superb "Casino Royale".

The Good?
1) The fact that it was, arguably, the most personal Bond story of the entire series so far. We finally got to learn a bit more about James' background - I loved the entire final act at Skyfall lodge - and it was fantastic to see the relationship between him and M really take centre stage (which just made *that* ending all the more sad).
2) Daniel Craig. Whilst I feel that the writers have "aged" him from rookie 00 agent to hardened veteran a little too quickly (just how much time *did* pass between "QOS" and "Skyfall"?!), Craig has clearly settled into the role with the suave assuredness of a Sean Connery or a Roger Moore. Long may his tenure as 007 continue smile .
3) The nostalgic throwbacks: the iconic DB5, the return of Q and Moneypenny (even if the new guys can't quite fill the shoes of the legends that were Desmond Llewellyn and Lois Maxwell), and even M's old office at the very end. It all felt like very "classic" Bond big grin .
4) Silva. Superb actor, fantastic villain. Javier Bardem's take on the role was a lot different to what I (and probably a lot of people) expected, but he made Silva a truly unique, intriguing, and even pitiable nemesis for 007.
5) The theme song. It's not the best Bond theme ever recorded, but Adele's track is a wonderful throwback to the Shirley Bassey-esque classic themes of yore.

The Bad?
1) Whilst Bond's famous gadgets did indeed make a welcome re-appearance, I don't think they quite cut the muster. The signature palm-print gun idea was already done in "License To Kill", and a simple radio is hardly cutting edge tech worthy of a top secret service agent!
2) The character death at the end - whilst superbly played from an emotional standpoint - was, in terms of the build-up, very much a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair...

Overall, though, my gripes with the film are few and far between, and I'd be happy to say that "Skyfall" now takes pride of place within my top 10 list of Bond movies smile .

And so, roll on Bond 24 big grin ! Sam Mendes, you're welcome back anytime ... unless, of course, Christopher Nolan wants the job ahead of you wink .

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Ahnold
Geez - I really must make a greater effort to post here more often than once every 10 months eek! ! Hope you're all well my old KMC chums smile .

How could I not chime in with my opinion on "Skyfall"? In short, I loved it big grin - a definite improvement on "Quantum Of Solace", though maybe doesn't quite scale the heights of the superb "Casino Royale".

The Good?
1) The fact that it was, arguably, the most personal Bond story of the entire series so far. We finally got to learn a bit more about James' background - I loved the entire final act at Skyfall lodge - and it was fantastic to see the relationship between him and M really take centre stage (which just made *that* ending all the more sad).
2) Daniel Craig. Whilst I feel that the writers have "aged" him from rookie 00 agent to hardened veteran a little too quickly (just how much time *did* pass between "QOS" and "Skyfall"?!), Craig has clearly settled into the role with the suave assuredness of a Sean Connery or a Roger Moore. Long may his tenure as 007 continue smile .
3) The nostalgic throwbacks: the iconic DB5, the return of Q and Moneypenny (even if the new guys can't quite fill the shoes of the legends that were Desmond Llewellyn and Lois Maxwell), and even M's old office at the very end. It all felt like very "classic" Bond big grin .
4) Silva. Superb actor, fantastic villain. Javier Bardem's take on the role was a lot different to what I (and probably a lot of people) expected, but he made Silva a truly unique, intriguing, and even pitiable nemesis for 007.
5) The theme song. It's not the best Bond theme ever recorded, but Adele's track is a wonderful throwback to the Shirley Bassey-esque classic themes of yore.

The Bad?
1) Whilst Bond's famous gadgets did indeed make a welcome re-appearance, I don't think they quite cut the muster. The signature palm-print gun idea was already done in "License To Kill", and a simple radio is hardly cutting edge tech worthy of a top secret service agent!
2) The character death at the end - whilst superbly played from an emotional standpoint - was, in terms of the build-up, very much a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair...

Overall, though, my gripes with the film are few and far between, and I'd be happy to say that "Skyfall" now takes pride of place within my top 10 list of Bond movies smile .

And so, roll on Bond 24 big grin ! Sam Mendes, you're welcome back anytime ... unless, of course, Christopher Nolan wants the job ahead of you wink .

excelent post well said.Yeah pretty much because of all those reasons you listed,I would rank this Bond film as the best one I have seen since Daltons The Living Daylights.

I would have to go back and watch The Living Daylights again sometime and then view this one after to judge which I liked better because again,I would have to say as far as the best modern day Bond movies post Roger Moore,those two are my favorite.

I was pleased to see that B!tch lady die,his boss so I was especially happy about the ending,hee hee.Never liked her.was glad they killed her off.The future Bond movies can only get better with her out of the way now IMO.

Rocketrobo
I like the James Bond who acted by Pierce Brendan Brosnan. and impress me deeply.

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