It's the first Bond film that feels like a PROPER FILM.
Not just a Box Ticking "Bond film"
This one has depth, it has heart,
And it gives Bond a proper story, for once.
It also pays tribute to Bond's history,
But doesn't do so in a too cloying or obvious way.
Daniel Craig may not be THE best Bond ever,
But he's getting there.
He certainly is the most believable Bond ever,
And also the most dangerous looking one.
Plus we know a lot more about Bond's history in this movie,
Than we did in the last 23.
Holy crap Javier Bardem is good.
So creepy and slippery,
And so compelling to watch.
He's probably the most chilling Bond villain in a LONG time.
Even his haircut is scary!
And what an entrance too...
Bond girl report 1: Eve
Not your typical Bond girl,
Not bad looking though.
Her frizzy hair reminds me of Astrid from Fringe.
Cleavage rating... er...
I don't think she showed any.
Bond girl report 2: Sévérine.
Ooooh, now THAT'S more like it.
Glamorous, slinky and sexy,
A little bit of Famke, a little bit of Eva,
And a whole lot of woman.
Cleavage rating 9!
Bond drinks monitor:
A few shots of Macallan single malt,
1 martini, shaken.
1 shot of 50-year-old 1962 Macallan.
And before you complain about the Heineken,
Let's just say there's nothing wrong with a post-coital beer,
THAT RED BUTTON!
It's a Bond fan's dream Easter Egg hunt!
I loved the way they play with the history of Bond.
It IS the 50th anniversary of the films after all,
There are nods to almost every Bond film in here,
Some obvious, some not quite so obvious,
After spending the last two weeks "researching" Bond,
I'm glad I could actually catch many of them.
It's a brave new world, Mr. Bond.
And much more than Casino Royale,
Skyfall boldly brings Bond crashing into that world.
There's nothing wrong with being a little traditional,
As long as you've got some brand new friends around.
Welcome back, Bond.
And happy 50th birthday!