As readers of this blog know, I was already dubious about the Bond series by the time of Die Another Day, and the first two Daniel Craig films only deepened my skepticism.
Nonetheless, I came to Skyfall wondering if it would change my mind, and, enjoying the opening action sequence, then the song and the titles, thought that it just might have a shot.
That lasted--oh, about twenty minutes. While I was at times amused by what followed, at times annoyed or repulsed, I rarely got drawn in--just briefly, when things were blowing up at the end, a testament to competent action directing rather than the film's handling of its characters, concept or story.
And so in the end it all seemed to be simply more of the same.
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Skyfall: A Critical View(Part Three)
Skyfall: A Critical View (Part Two)
Skyfall: A Critical View (Part One)
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