Skyfall is the 23rd or 24th Bond film in the series; it all depends on whether you count Never Say Never Again or not. but it’s number one in my heart. never has such talent, genuine artistic, filmmaking talent, been involved in a James Bond movie. from top to bottom Skyfall is a winner. it belongs among the top shelf Bond films with the best of the Sean Connery installments and Craig’s first time as 007 in Casino Royale.
it’s dark. you’ll smile and laugh. it has real heart and emotion. it gives a few nods to the older films without being cheesy. something that even some of the official Bond films couldn’t pull off.
Craig is great as Bond. he and Connery are 1 and 1a.
Javier Bardem is one of the best Bond villians of all time. creepy. funny. he won an Oscar for his role in No Country For Old Men.
great Bond girls. strong. attractive. wonderful actresses Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe.
Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, and Ben Whishaw are great in vital supporting roles.
Adele’s title track is among the best.
Sam Mendes directs. excellent. he’s the first Oscar winner to direct a Bond film. Mendes has no problem whatsoever with the action and works with character and story wonderfully.
Roger Deakins is the cinemetographer. he works regularly with the Coen Bros and his work is awesome. i don’t always pay attention to this credit, but when you know the name/person, you know the work is solid. he’s been nominated for the Academy Award nine times.
John Logan worked on the script. he’s worked on some great movies… Gladiator, The Aviator, Rango.
Skyfall is awesome. it’s got the old school Bond spirit with new school attitude. Craig is around, apparently, for at least two more installments in the Bond series. the bar has been reset for him and anyone else involved in Bond films to come.
p.s. to what does “Skyfall” refer? pay attention. have fun. see Skyfall.