2012-07-31

Skyfall – A Very Bond Looking Movie

by Yo Snyder

Quantum of Solace was a fine action movie, one that was obviously
influenced by that other super-spy Jason Bourne. However, it didn’t
feel much like a Bond action movie. It was the one thing that kept me from really enjoying; it lacked the flair, the charisma, the charm, the Bond-ness needed for a great James Bond movie. Well, if the latest trailer for Skyfall
is any indication, that’s not a mistake that will be made twice. In
this trailer we hear Bond state his name as only he can (namely, “Bond,
James Bond”, which for some reason was left entirely out of QoS), we get
to meet the new Q (very Bond), he picks up his signature Walther PPK
(about time), and we see plenty of action that looks like it has far
more of the Bond touch (such as adjusting his very chic suit during a
massive train sequence). All in all, it just looks very Bond, which is exactly what the franchise needed to do after the Bourne misfire of Quantum of Solace. Take a look and let us know what you think.