"Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first."
I've always considered the James Bond films boring. However, last night I was so "thirsty" for a movie that I decided to give agent 007 a chance. And he deserved it.
Once Adele's voice filled the room, I was already wrapped up in the whole thing. I forgot I don't like Daniel Craig.
Then, I saw the name Javier Bardem in the opening credits. "Oh this is getting better and better" I thought.
The only reason I like action movies is their predictability. You know that whatever goes down, the main character will escape intact. Craig was amazing in inducing this feeling of security (Bruce Willis does that perfectly). What was interesting in Skyfall though, was that we got to see the human side of him. Even 007 may get tired once in a while. The fact that he still manages to gloriously pull through made him shine brighter in the end. Am I making sense?
What I enjoyed most about Skyfall was the constant juxtaposition of present and past. It was very realistic and seeing MI6 struggle in the new era was intriguing. Judi Dench was spectacular and I loved the part where she recited a Tennyson poem which pretty much summed up the entire storyline of the film. Also, the young Ben Whishaw as Q was very amusing; especially when he said: "What were you expecting? An exploding pen? We don't really do that anymore."
Now, about Javier Bardem. After watching the compelling "No Country for Old Men" (2007), I thought that this man's hair couldn't get any creepier. I was wrong.
So, yes, you should definitely watch Skyfall. You won't regret it.