Friday, 26 October 2012
Worlds by Andy Oliver
Bond is 50 and what better way to celebrate than a movie that not only enthrals you but pays homage to the films that have kept us on the edge of our seats for years. Skyfall does not disappoint from the opening scenes where Bond chases a villain via car, motorcycle and train to the ending where well that's top secret.
The main ingredients for a great bond movie are here, girls, gadgets and a nasty piece of work trying to bring down MI6. Daniel Craig is for many the best Bond and here he does nothing to harm his credentials as he's shot, beaten and emotionally scarred but of course like Bond, comes back fighting.
The girls come in the form of Bérénice Marlohe (Sévérine) and Naomi Harris (Eve) and provide the glamour that is guaranteed to turn Mr Bond's head .One of the most iconic gadgets in Bond History returns (along with Q),and the John Barry Bond theme is used sparingly but nonetheless in the just the right places.
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva shows us that you don’t need steel jaws or a flying hat to be a menacing Bond villain. Possibly the best since those Connery, Moore days.
Directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, this Bond is sure to leave you shaken and very stirred.
The Bond franchise is 50 years old and just like a good wine, it gets better with age.