My cousin and my father were really excited to see the new James Bond movie, and I’m a sucker for good ol’ family time, so I was excited to tag along—not that I’m not a fan of the Bond series, it’s just that going to the movies is something for which I rarely sacrifice valuable study time these days. In fact, I can’t remember the last movie I saw in theaters. It must have been the last Harry Potter. Yes, actually I do remember sneaking away for a bit, and catching a matinee showing after the movie had been out for a while, and it was just me and a couple of grandmothers in the audience.
Anyways, I quite enjoyed “Skyfall.” It was not so “Hollywood,” in the sense that special effects were well-execute, and not exaggerated, which I suppose gave it a simpler air compared to, for example, the last Mission Impossible. I thought the last Mission Impossible was a bit of a joke actually, because Tom Cruise would get his face slammed into a building, and he’d walk away without a bruise.
Daniel Craig makes a striking Bond, and I quite like him. There’s no real Bond girl in this movie, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. Part of me feels like there should have been a stronger presence of a Bond girl, just for Bond girl’s sake. However, another part of me thinks that would have unnecessarily distracted from the storyline. I derno, what do you think?
All in all, I give it two-thumbs up. I have a feeling it’s not quite what people expected of it; but I think that’s because audiences are now so accustomed to big and loud special effects in action movies, that they don’t know how to watch one without it. Maybe I’m wrong though. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d say watch this instead of waiting in that ridiculous line to watch Twilight. If you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie J.
BIG LOVE & HUGS