« on: December 2, 2012, 06:44 PM »
Saw SKYFALL this afternoon. It was okay. Entertaining. The action was good, the plot...less so. Better than Quantum of Solace, which was almost all chase scenes.
Bardem seemed to be channelling the late Raul Julia at times, coming off as a tad campy. His character was too much like Michael Bean's from Goldeneye. It's like the well of villainry has run dry in the P.C. world. There's so few acceptable baddie types left and their schemes have to be more grounded nowdays. On the other hand, at least there was no satellite weapon.
The films makes Bond seem old and tired, I guess to make him more vunerable. Craig is in better shape that I've ever been in, but damn he does look old and tired at times. Not that I want him to quit, he's got at least 2 more films in him (both contractually and physically).
Anyway, I wasn't disappointed in SKYFALL, but I wasn't expecting much.