Saturday, February 2, 2013


I was down for some espionage with the latest offering from the James Bond series.

In this installment, Bond (Daniel Craig) is in pursuit of a hard-drive containing the identities of the MI6 agents currently on the field, which has been stolen. The thief ups the ante by gradually posting the identities of the agents on You-Tube, calling into question the current leadership of the MI6, M (Judie Dench). The team tracks the source of the plot to Silva (Javier Bardem), a former MI6 agent out for revenge. James must face down this violently deranged new foe and protect M's position in the organization.

Effusive praise for this film is par for the course, but this is my favorite Bond film (of those that I've seen). Though I was unsure about his casting as Bond (and falling asleep every time I tried to watch Quantum of Solace), this film proved Craig's ability to play the character. Bardem was a great villain and is a truly great actor; I didn't think that he could be creepier than he was in No Country for Old Men, but he pulled it off. I was also happy to see a Bond girl that will last more than one movie, even happier to see Naomie Harris in the role. All in all, it was a great film, though there are some characters that I will be sad to see go (I'm trying to avoid spoiling it if somehow someone hasn't seen it yet).

Mini soundtrack:

The Animals - "Boom Boom"

"The Bloody Shot"

Adele - "Skyfall"

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