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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 12:08:39 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Skyfall didn't feel like a Bond movie at all. I was actually pretty disappointed with it from a Bond perspective, but I guess it's ok from a Judy Dench send off perspective. I also felt that Javier Bardem was under used in the movie. We didn't even see him until half way through.

Also, there were a couple of problems: Bardem is this super genius who can blow up MI-6 from half a world away, but his grand assassination plan boils down to storming a crowded courtroom and opening fire like a two-bit hood?

And that hole that he blew open to try to kill Bond with that Subway train. Did he have explosives all over the place in case Bond caught up with him in some other area? Was that the only one?

Overall, I was pretty disappointed with the movie. Definitely didn't feel like a Bond movie after the opening scene.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:13:55 PM PST
JWK says:
As a disclaimer, I'm not much of a Bond fan. I understand the appeal and I enjoy the movies when I see them, but I've just never followed the series. That said, as a non-Bond fan, Skyfall was brilliant. It was my favorite movie from last year.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:16:57 PM PST
I enjoyed the movie myself, but as with JWK, I've never considered myself a Bond fan. I thought it was a fun action romp and blah blah blah <insert standard critical cliches here> and I'm glad I saw it. The one thing that bugged me was the way they offed the chick Bond used to get to the island. I dunno, it made me feel icky.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:18:15 PM PST
Coffee says:
I share your sentiments. Definitely felt like GENERIC ACTION MOVIE:2012 to me. Still, it was enjoyable, and some of the throw backs to the classic Bond films were a nice touch, but it was missing that certain...pazzaz that Bond is known for.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:18:25 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I was expecting her to get saved, honestly, but Bond has become pretty hardened because he didn't even bat an eye at her death. I think that's the first time in the Bond movie history that he's seen a woman murdered in front of him and not cared at all. Especially after he said he would save her. Not Bond like at all in that aspect either.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:25:08 PM PST
Yeah, I felt that scene didn't seem right to me either. The callousness of the whole situation on all sides really bothered me. I mean, there could be some sort of reasoning made that it was how he just stopped caring after the chick from Casino Royale and all of that, but that argument seems like a cop-out too.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:28:51 PM PST
klopas says:
I just saw it this past weekend and it felt like a move towards a more action oriented Bond, rather than a sophisticated, suave Bond like we're used to. The theme the movie was trying to convey was to show how the old ways were still useful in this new-fangled world we live in. I don't think it did a good job of that, especially since they kept reminding us time after time. Reminded me a lot of the Bourne movies.

I liked the movie from an entertainment standpoint, but it felt way different from previous Bonds.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:29:11 PM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
Skyfall is the first time a Bond movie has felt like a Bond movie since Goldeneye.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:31:20 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I loved the movie, but I definitely agree with you that it didn't really feel like a Bond movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:32:24 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
This.

I loved Skyfall and felt it was very much a Bond film, but in a different way...if that makes any sense. The Craig films messed with a number of Bond traditions, but Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace felt like they were still experimenting with different things. Skyfall is the film where they found a groove, I think.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:33:40 PM PST
SuperHiro says:
I was very underwhelmed by the movie too and +1 for feeling uncomfortable at the chick getting offed. The scene before it was weird to me too, with bond just creeping up behind her naked in the shower. I was like wait... isn't this the bad guy boat? Is bond so washed up that his first instinct upon infiltrating an enemy vehicle is to take all his clothes off?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:35:16 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
"Is bond so washed up that his first instinct upon infiltrating an enemy vehicle is to take all his clothes off?"

You don't know James Bond.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 12:38:13 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Yeah, he hasn't really taken no for an answer for the last 50 years, so he probably felt he didn't need to waste any time asking if he could join her in the shower.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:44:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 12:44:59 PM PST
Chris... says:
I watched this on Saturday night. I thought it was just ok. It really left me scratching my head at all the critical praise this movie has received. It was ok at best for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 1:29:13 PM PST
SuperHiro says:
It's not that I felt he should've asked. It just seemed very creeperish and bumbling the way he executed it. I mean what if the guards on the boat saw him before he got to the shower. In most other bond movies that I've seen, he at least tries to get the girl in some sort of private location where he's not likely to get shot mid coitus.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 1:34:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 1:34:33 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I'm just kidding around.

I actually agree with you that it's a weird scene, I didn't really have a problem with the shower scene since he's Bond and you KNEW he was going to get on the boat, but then you'd think he would have sneaked onto the boat, but then the next morning he just walks up to the deck with all the goons like nothing is the matter.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 1:40:00 PM PST
SuperHiro says:
Lol yea that too. Maybe he slipped them some cash the night before or something

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 1:56:37 PM PST
My problem with that scene is completely different. It's that he knows that she was the victim of being sold into the sex trade and decides the best way to handle that is to practically force himself upon he...however Bond has been an ass like that from the start.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:08:49 PM PST
Skyfall>The Avengers

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:22:19 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
He was crying. How many times did you see him shed a tear?
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