June 13, 2013

Skyfall - What a fall it was...

....A post I forgot to publish!

James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ was quite the disappointment. Not having watched a James Bond movie in the last so many years, I was looking forward to some classy entertainment. Sadly, it wasn’t.

The plot was tenuous with some glaring loopholes such as Bond carrying a detection device despite and after being patted down by the guards to the bad guy den of Javier Bardem. The characterization also has randomness about it. For instance, the seductive siren in the casino is totally expendable in terms of the overall plot. Even the antagonist is lacking the hard core evilness of a Bond villain. Javier Bardem as the bad guy battling an Oedipus complex with a Spanish accent evokes pity more than hatred. The action such as the explosions and the shootings seem contrived to the point of being senseless and the car chases in this movie are nowhere close to the signature ones in Bond movies.

Skyfall it was... of disappointment!

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