[Movie Review] Skyfall: The Bond hits back
Ever since we've been watching movies, the name 'James Bond' has stuck with us for an overwhelming amount of time and at a curious level of supremacy. The most superior style statement casually thrown in with a blend of chic action stunts and visually stunning frames replete with intense gallantry and loyalty towards the country is what makes Bond the most ideal agent.
Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris
Movie Reviewed at PVR Cinemas, Udaipur
Ever since we’ve been watching movies, the name ‘James Bond’ has stuck with us for an overwhelming amount of time and at a curious level of supremacy. The most superior style statement casually thrown in with a blend of chic action stunts and visually stunning frames replete with intense gallantry and loyalty towards the country is what makes Bond the most ideal agent.
Amidst the speculations arising by Sam Mendes being the director and the disastrous appeal of Quantum of Solace, the new sequel breaks the heavy suffocating chains of traditionalism and rises up to greet the ardent Bond followers with a new fashion.
Daniel Craig showcases the most beautiful interpretation of the character everyone puts faith in and etches the perfect facade of cavalrous attitude Bond is known for against a former agent turned villain Javier Bardem. Ralph Fiennes, featuring as the Chairman of Intelligence and Security Committee makes an appearance that becomes very prominent by the end.
Ben Whishaw’s role is short but important as the new Quartermaster of MI6 and performs at par with the rest of the cast. Judi Dench plays M for the last time in Skyfall and leaves no stones unturned to mark her final act in the memory of the devoted viewers.
The story of the movie starts with a symbolic end of the old Bond as the resurrection of a new MI6 and Bond is dealt with in the major part of the movie. M’s loyalty to Bond and vice versa is finally tested to a stretch that seems almost implausible but true.
From the awesome opening scene of Istanbul to spectacular picturesque ending scenes of Scotland, the movie keeps the audience intertwined into the mystery of Skyfall and the relationship between the avenging Silva and M.
The story seems predictable and redundant at times during the film as the main plot is let go of midway through and the sudden absence of interesting Bond girls annoys at a point but the edge of the seat moments make up for all the loopholes in the plot.
The direction is immensely powerful and the action sequences are worth watching out (as they always are). The PVR here has edited out all the R rated parts of the movie so the movie is clean and safe for young ones as well. For the movie buffs, this is an exciting visit to cherish as Bond has surfaced back after an unbearably long gap of 4 years with a promise at the end that the Bond will return soon!
On the event of 50th anniversary of James Bond, the movie initiates a purging ritual to gear up for the modern audience which seems apparent when the new Q quotes at Bond’s disappointment at the lack of flashy gadgets, “What did you expect, an exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that sort of thing anymore.”