Movie Review: ‘Skyfall’

Movie Review: ‘Skyfall’

By Weston Irons  Posted December 31, 2012

With the twenty-third James Bond film being released on November 9, 2012, it became the highest-grossing James Bond film. With Daniel Craig returning for his third performance as Bond, it was sure to be great.

In the newest addition to the Bond movies, James Bond (Daniel Craig) and his female partner Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) go after mercenary Patrice (Ola Rapace). Patrice contains a computer chip with terrorist information that Bond and Eve are sent to retrieve. Patrice and Bond get into a fight on top of a train and Eve mistakenly shoots Bond and Bond falls into a river suspected dead. Bond realizes he is thought dead and uses this as a way to retire but later returns to London after hearing about an attack on the Secret Intelligence Service or also called the MI6.

He is assigned to find and kill Patrice and find out who his employer is by the head of the MI6, M (Judi Drench). Bond finds and fights with Patrice but Patrice falls to his death before Bond can learn of his employer. Bond heads to a casino after finding a gambling computer chip on Patrice’s body. He meets Severine (Berenice Marlohe) at the casino and he is attacked and escapes on Severine’s boat and finally finds out who the employer is, Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), an ex-MI6 agent. Bond learns he is a cyberterrorist. After bond escapes the clutches of Silva’s men, he and M drive to Skyfall to finally end this. In a vicious fight with Silva’s henchmen, M is wounded but Bond is able to kill Silva. Unfortunately, M dies due to her terrible injuries. Eve retires as a field agent and becomes the new head of the MI6, the new M.

Although there have been many Bond movies in the past, you don’t have to have seen any of the previous movies to understand this one. It’s a brand new adventure and story. Also, the constant action and suspense are great and keep the film in a great state. This film has received high marks from critics and plenty of appraise from audiences. Skyfall is still in theaters for audiences to enjoy.