Bond proves to be still sharp in new Skyfall

The critics have been tough on the James Bond films in recent years and it seems like the franchise was going to go up in smoke. The once so powerful and invincible James Bond character suddenly became less interesting to watch. The star of the series that inspired more sequels than any other film in the history of cinema was suddenly out in the shadows and for four years we heard nothing about James Bond. The clouds gathered around him and when it looked the darkest he fell down from the sky and was reborn. Skyfall sky-raised the film series and saved the legendary character and his future. I predict it will be extremely hard for any director to make a good sequel to Skyfall, because it is so well done und unique. I believe Skyfall will be the last great James Bond film, because the franchise is dying out and Skyfall only bought 007 limited time.

What I really loved about this movie was the fact that it paid a lot of tribute to the old James Bond movies (The Sean Connery ones) and made a point that we must treasure and appreciate the past and sometimes the old ways are the very best and most effective. Throughout the whole movie there are references to the “new vs. old” theme. When Bond’s partner Eve Moneypenny shaves his beard with a razor blade she says: “You still prefer the old ways.” Bond uses a razor blade instead of an electric shaver. It might be much more dangerous, but it is much faster as well and as we all know 007 prefers to do things the fast and dangerous way.

Another time the “new vs. old” theme is brought up is when agent 007 meets the new and much younger Q (the sole character who creates all the newest gadgets and equipment for 007) in the art gallery. They both look at a painting of an old ship that is sailing towards a sunset, clearly a symbol of aging and the need for a generation shift (Bond being the old ship and Q being the new and stronger boat that is going to take over.) After being skeptical of the new Q, Bond says: “Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.” Simply because something is new does not necessarily mean that it is better than the old. For instance you can take an old idea and turn it in to a new innovate invention and you don’t have to be young to do so.

Skyfall shows us that the new ways are not always the best and it pays a tribute to the old films and tries to reconnect to them, which is a great idea. I believe that the reason why the recent films have not had the big success is because James Bond became too futuristic and there was too much focus on the new technological gadgets and graphics instead of the true James Bond story. Skyfall is the first Bond movie in long time to go against the mainstream and show us that vintage can be better than modern sometimes. The fact that the last quarter of the movie takes place in Bond’s childhood home in Scotland made the movie complete, connected the whole story and the old vs. new theme. The story ends where it all started, in the house that Bond grew-up in called “Skyfall.” Skyfall is the best James Bond movie since “The World is Not Enough,” and I have to say that Daniel Craig does an absolutely amazing job. After being very skeptical of him in his first two James Bond movies Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale,

The critics have been tough on the James Bond films in recent years and it seems like the franchise was going to go up in smoke. The once so powerful and invincible James Bond character suddenly became less interesting to watch. The star of the series that inspired more sequels than any other film in the history of cinema was suddenly out in the shadows and for four years we heard nothing about James Bond. The clouds gathered around him and when it looked the darkest he fell down from the sky and was reborn. Skyfall sky-raised the film series and saved the legendary character and his future. I predict it will be extremely hard for any director to make a good sequel to Skyfall, because it is so well done und unique. I believe Skyfall will be the last great James Bond film, because the franchise is dying out and Skyfall only bought 007 limited time.

What I really loved about this movie was the fact that it paid a lot of tribute to the old James Bond movies (The Sean Connery ones) and made a point that we must treasure and appreciate the past and sometimes the old ways are the very best and most effective. Throughout the whole movie there are references to the “new vs. old” theme. When Bond’s partner Eve Moneypenny shaves his beard with a razor blade she says: “You still prefer the old ways.” Bond uses a razor blade instead of an electric shaver. It might be much more dangerous, but it is much faster as well and as we all know 007 prefers to do things the fast and dangerous way.

Another time the “new vs. old” theme is brought up is when agent 007 meets the new and much younger Q (the sole character who creates all the newest gadgets and equipment for 007) in the art gallery. They both look at a painting of an old ship that is sailing towards a sunset, clearly a symbol of aging and the need for a generation shift (Bond being the old ship and Q being the new and stronger boat that is going to take over.) After being skeptical of the new Q, Bond says: “Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.” Simply because something is new does not necessarily mean that it is better than the old. For instance you can take an old idea and turn it in to a new innovate invention and you don’t have to be young to do so.

Skyfall shows us that the new ways are not always the best and it pays a tribute to the old films and tries to reconnect to them, which is a great idea. I believe that the reason why the recent films have not had the big success is because James Bond became too futuristic and there was too much focus on the new technological gadgets and graphics instead of the true James Bond story. Skyfall is the first Bond movie in long time to go against the mainstream and show us that vintage can be better than modern sometimes. The fact that the last quarter of the movie takes place in Bond’s childhood home in Scotland made the movie complete, connected the whole story and the old vs. new theme. The story ends where it all started, in the house that Bond grew-up in called “Skyfall.” Skyfall is the best James Bond movie since “The World is Not Enough,” and I have to say that Daniel Craig does an absolutely amazing job. After being very skeptical of him in his first two James Bond movies Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale,

The critics have been tough on the James Bond films in recent years and it seems like the franchise was going to go up in smoke. The once so powerful and invincible James Bond character suddenly became less interesting to watch. The star of the series that inspired more sequels than any other film in the history of cinema was suddenly out in the shadows and for four years we heard nothing about James Bond. The clouds gathered around him and when it looked the darkest he fell down from the sky and was reborn. Skyfall sky-raised the film series and saved the legendary character and his future. I predict it will be extremely hard for any director to make a good sequel to Skyfall, because it is so well done und unique. I believe Skyfall will be the last great James Bond film, because the franchise is dying out and Skyfall only bought 007 limited time.

What I really loved about this movie was the fact that it paid a lot of tribute to the old James Bond movies (The Sean Connery ones) and made a point that we must treasure and appreciate the past and sometimes the old ways are the very best and most effective. Throughout the whole movie there are references to the “new vs. old” theme. When Bond’s partner Eve Moneypenny shaves his beard with a razor blade she says: “You still prefer the old ways.” Bond uses a razor blade instead of an electric shaver. It might be much more dangerous, but it is much faster as well and as we all know 007 prefers to do things the fast and dangerous way.

Another time the “new vs. old” theme is brought up is when agent 007 meets the new and much younger Q (the sole character who creates all the newest gadgets and equipment for 007) in the art gallery. They both look at a painting of an old ship that is sailing towards a sunset, clearly a symbol of aging and the need for a generation shift (Bond being the old ship and Q being the new and stronger boat that is going to take over.) After being skeptical of the new Q, Bond says: “Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.” Simply because something is new does not necessarily mean that it is better than the old. For instance you can take an old idea and turn it in to a new innovate invention and you don’t have to be young to do so.

Skyfall shows us that the new ways are not always the best and it pays a tribute to the old films and tries to reconnect to them, which is a great idea. I believe that the reason why the recent films have not had the big success is because James Bond became too futuristic and there was too much focus on the new technological gadgets and graphics instead of the true James Bond story. Skyfall is the first Bond movie in long time to go against the mainstream and show us that vintage can be better than modern sometimes. The fact that the last quarter of the movie takes place in Bond’s childhood home in Scotland made the movie complete, connected the whole story and the old vs. new theme. The story ends where it all started, in the house that Bond grew-up in called “Skyfall.” Skyfall is the best James Bond movie since “The World is Not Enough,” and I have to say that Daniel Craig does an absolutely amazing job. After being very skeptical of him in his first two James Bond movies Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale, Craig has finally captured and branded the role of agent 007 and won my respect. This is not the best James Bond movie I have seen, but it’s definitely in my top five. The beloved British agent had a great 50 year run, but all good things must come to an end. Daniel Craig has signed up for two more Bond movies, but I wonder how many more films the 007 character/idea has left in him. I certainly don’t think the franchise will be around for another 50 years.

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