directed by Sam Mendes
Holy Hell, Mr Mendes. I was skeptical as all get out to peep the newest Bond installment, especially when I found out you were helming the thing. I was hoping that everyone had learned a valuable lesson after allowing Marc Forster to water down the works in Quantum of Solace, but boy was I fantastically surprised- and proven wrong! Daniel Craig is quickly becoming my favorite Bond, as is the world created by the reboot geniuses responsible for exploding the Bond series and building it back up from fragments. Q is on the case this time around, and superb talent Ben Whishaw is marvelous as the budding technophile responsible for many of Bond’s saving graces. And leave it to Naomi Harris to bring grit and wholesomeness to the timeless Moneypenny character. Ralph Fiennes? Brav-the-fuck-oh, my good man! The film belongs to Javier Bardem (who are we kidding?) however, and his turn as a seductive and unhinged villain is truly one for the books. Skyfall is a back to basics gem of an action film that relies on performance and story to unveil what modern spectacle always mucks up. May I admit now, that this may be- forgive me- one of my favorite Bond films ever?