This is what I was espousing before—that you tap a credible director, and a good cinematographer and screenwriter and James Bond will be as good as it gets. That formula has succeeded in its 50th year offering “Skyfall.”
Directed by no less Sam Mendes, Skyfall tells us that 007 don’t need gadgetry and flashy cars to entertain audience the world over. We have enough of that in previous films. It may not have gadgets that we used to see, but still, take note of the excellent cinematography. Remember the fight scene in a skyscraper in Shanghai? That silhouette fight scene amidst the neon lights is probably the best I have seen in years. Not to mention those Komodo dragons in a casino in Macau.
The arch-nemesis is also different—smart, gayish, and dons a blonde hair and eyebrows. I wonder if you also notice the Oedipal complex between M and James Bond.
Adele should be nominated for Best Song for the song “Skyfall.”