Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Well I had the pleasure of viewing it on seats that felt like first class plane seats - so I might be biased.... or asleep.

Not a huge Bond-head, me. But if I had to choose, my personal favourite was Pierce Brosnan - suave, clean cut, classy & lethal. Daniel Craig lacked that Bond classiness for me. But he totally  makes it up with lots of brawn & brute - which are not exactly what Bond is about innit? To me, at least. Then again, it doesn't matter as long as it's entertaining as hell. :)

I quite enjoyed Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale though - lots of hard, gritty, raw, edgy action than the usual Brosnan's versions. Craig's version actually gets his suit all torn up, he actually bleeds and literally gets his hands dirty. 

I've been reading some rave reviews about Skyfall - which is probably why I had high expectations for it. Bad move.

Apparently if you're a huge Bond-head you'll really appreciate this one. Lots of nods to other older films. Lots of easter eggs to tickle yourself silly with. I didn't pick up on anything. So it was wasted on me.

Storyline's predictable. There wasn't enough airtime for sexy cleavage-laden vixens. Of course all the sex scenes were chopped off  (Malaysia mah!). There was no mind-blowing state of the art gadgets. It was all very... muted.

I really like the opening song by Adele, though. The opening scene is trippy. Judi Dench was being a tough, hard, bitch (which I love) and kicks a lot of verbal ass. The cinematography & landscape were pretty to look at.

All in all, SkyFall was so-so for me. It lacked the usual major asskickery, mind numbing, overdramatised violence I'm so used to watching.

I'm tempted to say more but I'm afraid of giving away the plot.

So why don't you go watch it when it opens on 1 November and tell me what you think about it. :)

Oh yes, happy 50th birthday Bond. May you always have awesome actors immortalising you.

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