'Skyfall' fails to deliver
“Skyfall” opened No. 1 at the box office with over $88 million. Bollywood
The new James Bond movie "Skyfall" lacks the action that Bond fans have come to expect, but the film does not fail to impress when it comes to cinematography and acting.
"Skyfall," the 23rd movie in the 007 franchise, begins with agent Bond (Daniel Craig) and his field assistant Eve (Naomie Harris) attempting to recover a stolen hard drive containing a list of undercover NATO agents. Bond is accidentally shot by Eve during a struggle on a moving train between Bond and Patrice, the man behind stealing the hard drive, after M (Judi Dench) orders Eve to take the shot. Bond falls off the train and is later presumed dead.
With Bond gone, M and the MI6 department find themselves under attack from the terrorist group that stole the hard drive. The terrorist group begins exposing the undercover NATO agents, which results in three NATO officers being killed. Bond, after using his presumed death as a way to escape the field, returns in the midst of the attacks to help MI6 regain control while Bond struggles with trust issues with M.
The movie is filmed beautifully with the use of creative camera angles to give a unique perspective during certain scenes. Action sequences are filmed so that no punch or shot is missed, and there is special attention given to the scenery.
The opening credit sequence is artistic and intriguing with an Adele song to accompany and follows the action packed opening scene, but the action and excitement fail to make enough memorable appearances after. The opening scene and credit sequence give a false hope that the film will live up to previous Bond film standards.
Craig does not disappoint in his third role as Bond. He plays a suave and seductive Bond, just as Bond should be portrayed. Dench plays the stone cold, powerful role of M effortlessly and represents the head of MI6 with a solid performance.
Javier Bardem plays Silva, the villain behind the terrorist attacks, and his performance is virtually flawless. His performance steals the spotlight in any scene he is involved in.
There is a lack of action in "Skyfall" that is incredibly disappointing when looking back at previous Bond films. There are too many moments of downtime, and action sequences often fail to impress and are over too quickly. This lack of action, or good action at least, tarnishes the reputation of Bond films, but only a little bit.
"Skyfall" is worth the watch if only for the performances and cinematography, but a true Bond fan may be disappointed when the action sequences fall short of expectations.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More tntechoracle News Articles
Recent tntechoracle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR TNTECHORACLE NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST TNTECHORACLE NEWS
- Purple Pride introduced to Cookeville preschoolers
- Street Preachers Return to South Patio
- Internet Outages affect campus productivity, Frontier fixes connectivity
- Flight Plan sets out to increase freshman retention
- Career Services plans for upcoming Oct. Career Fair
- Cookeville highlighted in 'Cookevegas' app
- Neon Trees to take stage in Hoop Tuesday
RECENT TNTECHORACLE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
- Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children
- As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients...
- 4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier
- Join the Force to Fight Lung Cancer in Women
- If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching
- Common-Sense Strategies From a Natural Marketing Guru
- 10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
- Stay Cool for Next to Nothing: Power Down the AC on...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections