Skyfall....A Personal View...With NO Spoliers...

ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,113MI6 Agent
NO SPOILERS AS REQUESTED BY THE MANAGEMENT.

At just over 2 hours & 20 minutes Skyfall grabs you from the moment the lights go down in the auditorium much as Casino Royale did back in 2006 & Quantum failed to back in 2008.
The story & therefore the script is intelligent & moves along at quite a fast pace but stops to gather its breath with some great nostalgic set pieces giving a playful wink to Bonds past. The characters are fully developed within their own storylines. The Playful banter between Bond and his Quartermaster has undertones of those previously experienced between Pierce & Desmond. There is action, comedic elements & outright shock elements which make this a better Bond than Casino Royale which I did not think was possible and as many have previously suggested Skyfall may just be the greatest Bond movie to date & possibly ever? as this 50th Anniversary movie is a fitting tribute to Cubby Broccoli & Harry Saltzman. One of the best lines was delivered by Dame Judi Dench's "M". Bond 24 will really have to be someting special to surpass this fantastic movie. Simply put Skyfall works, even Adele's dulcet tones work with the incredible Daniel Kleinman titles as Adele sings it that "it" appears before your eyes on the silver screen....SKYFALL....DONE!
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  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,206MI6 Agent
    How have people seen this movie already? I thought it didn't open until the 26th (and premire the 23rd)?
    1 - Lald, 2 - Ltk, 3 - Avtak, 4 - Op, 5 - Dn, 6 - Fyeo, 7 - Tswlm, 8 - Daf, 9 - Sf, 10 - Ohmss, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Ge, 13 - Tld, 14 - Mr, 15 - Gf, 16 - Tb, 17 - Tmwtgg, 18 - Sp, 19 - Tnd, 20 - Dad, 21 - Twine, 22 - Frwl, 23 - Cr, 24 - Qos

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    Jarvio wrote:
    How have people seen this movie already? I thought it didn't open until the 26th (and premire the 23rd)?

    Friends in very cool places ;)

    I was extremely fortunate to see SF today, and I agree totally with donk's review.

    I just cannot wait until it comes out on DVD
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  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,206MI6 Agent
    minigeff wrote:
    Jarvio wrote:
    How have people seen this movie already? I thought it didn't open until the 26th (and premire the 23rd)?

    Friends in very cool places ;)

    I was extremely fortunate to see SF today, and I agree totally with donk's review.

    I just cannot wait until it comes out on DVD

    Lucky gits lol

    Ahh well, just 6 days to go for me! Glad it's getting good reviews -{
    1 - Lald, 2 - Ltk, 3 - Avtak, 4 - Op, 5 - Dn, 6 - Fyeo, 7 - Tswlm, 8 - Daf, 9 - Sf, 10 - Ohmss, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Ge, 13 - Tld, 14 - Mr, 15 - Gf, 16 - Tb, 17 - Tmwtgg, 18 - Sp, 19 - Tnd, 20 - Dad, 21 - Twine, 22 - Frwl, 23 - Cr, 24 - Qos

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    You seriously won't be disappointed mate. The 4 years wait has been worth it.

    Mendes et co have smashed it out the park.
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  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,206MI6 Agent
    Looking forward to seeing it -{

    I wonder if it can top GE, which IMO has not been topped by any films that followed it
    1 - Lald, 2 - Ltk, 3 - Avtak, 4 - Op, 5 - Dn, 6 - Fyeo, 7 - Tswlm, 8 - Daf, 9 - Sf, 10 - Ohmss, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Ge, 13 - Tld, 14 - Mr, 15 - Gf, 16 - Tb, 17 - Tmwtgg, 18 - Sp, 19 - Tnd, 20 - Dad, 21 - Twine, 22 - Frwl, 23 - Cr, 24 - Qos

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    Top GE? Hmmm....

    Maybe this should go in the controversial comments thread, but I'm loyal to my fave film (GE) and I'd say SF is up there, but not beating GE..... yet.

    Once I've seen it a few times though, I might change my mind. :))
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  • icsics Posts: 1,407MI6 Agent
    Jeff…

    Hope you all had a nice time… I know you passion for GE :s – so that is a massive compliment… if you should compare to a previous Bond movie what would you select…

    And you should post photos from the event…

    -{
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    ics wrote:
    Jeff…

    Hope you all had a nice time… I know you passion for GE :s – so that is a massive compliment… if you should compare to a previous Bond movie what would you select…

    And you should post photos from the event…

    -{

    There are no photos mate as cameras weren't allowed.

    As for comparing SF to anything before, that's a tricky one. I'd say there isn't anything like it that we've seen before.
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  • icsics Posts: 1,407MI6 Agent
    A unique movie ;) – looking forward to it… well you could have made some photos before the screening etc… So when are you going to see it again ? -{
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    Probably when it comes out :))

    And as for pics outside, there was no SF posters or anything to take pictures of mate :(
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  • icsics Posts: 1,407MI6 Agent
    Jeffff I meant of the boys etc… you, Peter wife’s etc…. -{
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    Donk ain't photogenic, my mrs can place cameras most other wives can't so pics of her is way out, and Pete's mrs wasn't even there :o
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  • JimatayJimatay Posts: 126MI6 Agent
    Two questions as you've seen it (lucky git) , is there plenty of bond theme in it and is the gunbarrel good?
  • scottmu65scottmu65 Carlisle, Cumbria, UKPosts: 402MI6 Agent
    I cannot wait for saturday when i get to see it! PLEAAASSEE can i get a gunbarrel spoiler private message?? If it really isnt at the start i need to know either way so i can get over it before I see it otherwise it will hinder my experience, sounds silly i know, I dont want a description of it, just a yes or no response! Is it at the start?
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,113MI6 Agent
    scottmu65 wrote:
    I cannot wait for saturday when i get to see it! PLEAAASSEE can i get a gunbarrel spoiler private message?? If it really isnt at the start i need to know either way so i can get over it before I see it otherwise it will hinder my experience, sounds silly i know, I dont want a description of it, just a yes or no response! Is it at the start?

    That would be a spoiler & EON have been very clear on this one...reveal any details prior to the 26th & the Associate Producer will cut off your gentlemans vegetables! :s
  • scottmu65scottmu65 Carlisle, Cumbria, UKPosts: 402MI6 Agent
    Oh sorry, for some reason i thought the no spoilers was an AJB007 request. Apologies!

    If EoN are so strict on the spoilers I wonder if the reviwers who mentioned ot are lying? At least one of us here knows! :007)
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,115MI6 Agent
    Can we sort out our review threads? One should be strictly no spoilers or plot descriptions either, another should be ONLY for those who've seen the film and a third should be thumbs up or down only, with a one line generic comment underneath if you insist ie 'The best Bond since Goldfinger' or 'Second half lets it down badly' (just making those up). Whadya say?
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  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,670MI6 Agent
    Well since there's no spoilers before the premiere, I do hope someone here that sees it on the 26th will do a separate spoiler tag for the gun barrel. Some of us want to know without having the whole movie spoiled for us.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 6,972MI6 Agent
    Well said that Donk -{
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    NO SPOILERS AS REQUESTED BY THE MANAGEMENT.

    At just over 2 hours & 20 minutes Skyfall grabs you from the moment the lights go down in the auditorium much as Casino Royale did back in 2006 & Quantum failed to back in 2008.
    The story & therefore the script is intelligent & moves along at quite a fast pace but stops to gather its breath with some great nostalgic set pieces giving a playful wink to Bonds past. The characters are fully developed within their own storylines. The Playful banter between Bond and his Quartermaster has undertones of those previously experienced between Pierce & Desmond. There is action, comedic elements & outright shock elements which make this a better Bond than Casino Royale which I did not think was possible and as many have previously suggested Skyfall may just be the greatest Bond movie to date & possibly ever? as this 50th Anniversary movie is a fitting tribute to Cubby Broccoli & Harry Saltzman. One of the best lines was delivered by Dame Judi Dench's "M". Bond 24 will really have to be someting special to surpass this fantastic movie. Simply put Skyfall works, even Adele's dulcet tones work with the incredible Daniel Kleinman titles as Adele sings it that "it" appears before your eyes on the silver screen....SKYFALL....DONE!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,271Chief of Staff
    I was very fortunate to be invited along to the showing yesterday too...meeting the people from AJB was as good as getting to see the film itself...so a big thanks to all concerned -{

    As for Skyfall itself...I agree to a certain extent with ppw3o6r...but not entirely...

    There is no doubt that Skyfall is one of the best Bond movies ever made and that Eon have thrown everything at this movie that they possibly could...there is something for every Bond fan in this one....realism - check....funny one-liners - check....beautiful women - check...superb action scenes - check...but I have to give the real credit to both the script and the acting....a film can only be as strong as the script from which it is based...and this is a great script...well plotted and the dialogue is some of the best from ANY film....where Eon have truly excelled is with the cast....Javier Bardem is simply superb...I read a review where it was said he 'channelled the spirit of Heath Ledger's Joker'...and that is spot on...but he does make Silva his own creation - and a villian straight from the books of Ian Fleming...Judi Dench gives her best performance as M, but she is helped by the fantastic script which gives her plenty to get her teeth into....Albert Finney just oozes class, his performance is pitched to perfection - and he gets one of the best laughs in the film (possibly my fav line in the film)....Ralph Fiennes is suitably gruff/tough as Mallory...with such a strong cast, Craig has a job keeping up with them, but this he manages to do and is equally convincing with the different facets of Bond's character shown here...

    Danny Klienman also deserves a special mention for producing a superior title sequence that perfectly compliments Adele's song -{

    Is Skyfall the best Bond film ever made ? I don't think it is but it pushes the others damn close...I have two minor gripes with the film...the first being that I would have cut a couple of the 'one-liners' from the film - I just think a couple of them detract from the tense nature of the scenes they are in - but that is purely MY view...I'm sure most will be more than happy to see these lines stay in the film...my biggest gripe with Skyfall ? At 2hrs 20mins it's about 30 mins too SHORT !!! Actually I would prefer another 60 mins to fully develop this wonderful script...

    There is no doubt that Eon have smashed this one 'out of the park'....and they REALLY have a problem on their hands to follow this one up :))
    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,113MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    I was very fortunate to be invited along to the showing yesterday too...meeting the people from AJB was as good as getting to see the film itself...so a big thanks to all concerned -{

    As for Skyfall itself...I agree to a certain extent with ppw3o6r...but not entirely...

    There is no doubt that Skyfall is one of the best Bond movies ever made and that Eon have thrown everything at this movie that they possibly could...there is something for every Bond fan in this one....realism - check....funny one-liners - check....beautiful women - check...superb action scenes - check...but I have to give the real credit to both the script and the acting....a film can only be as strong as the script from which it is based...and this is a great script...well plotted and the dialogue is some of the best from ANY film....where Eon have truly excelled is with the cast....Javier Bardem is simply superb...I read a review where it was said he 'channelled the spirit of Heath Ledger's Joker'...and that is spot on...but he does make Silva his own creation - and a villian straight from the books of Ian Fleming...Judi Dench gives her best performance as M, but she is helped by the fantastic script which gives her plenty to get her teeth into....Albert Finney just oozes class, his performance is pitched to perfection - and he gets one of the best laughs in the film (possibly my fav line in the film)....Ralph Fiennes is suitably gruff/tough as Mallory...with such a strong cast, Craig has a job keeping up with them, but this he manages to do that and is equally convincing with the different factes of Bond's character shown here...

    Danny Klienman also deserves a special mention for producing a superior title sequence that perfectly compliments Adele's song -{

    Is Skyfall the best Bond film ever made ? I don't think it is but it pushes the others damn close...I have two minor gripes with the film...the first being that I would have cut a couple of the 'one-liners' from the film - I just think a couple of them detract from the tense nature of the scenes they are in - but that is purely MY view...I'm sure most will be more than happy to see these lines stay in the film...my biggest gripe with Skyfall ? At 2hrs 20mins it's about 30 mins too SHORT !!! Actually I would prefer another 60 mins to fully develop this wonderful script...

    There is no doubt that Eon have smashed this one 'out of the park'....and they REALLY have a problem on their hands to follow this one up :))

    WOT HE SAID -{
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    I didn't like the score :o
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,271Chief of Staff
    Can we sort out our review threads? One should be strictly no spoilers or plot descriptions either, another should be ONLY for those who've seen the film and a third should be thumbs up or down only, with a one line generic comment underneath if you insist ie 'The best Bond since Goldfinger' or 'Second half lets it down badly' (just making those up). Whadya say?

    Sounds like a good idea....

    ...if ppw3o6r has no objections how about we keep this one as the NO SPOILERS thread..?...

    As for a SPOLIERS thread...I'll open that one AFTER the movie has been officially released in the UK....unless I'm advised otherwise -{
    YNWA 97
  • PredatorPredator Posts: 785Chief of Staff
    Might be worth starting it now ... we're all going to be watching or returning from watching it and possibly won't have time to marshall the multiple threads that might pop up.

    [Edit: and it would seem that a couple of people have seen the advanced screenings already ... now where's that envious smily]
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    So jealous! 1st Nov for me!

    Look forward to more spolier free reviews!
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,581MI6 Agent
    Re Spoilers Don't forget your former subjects in the colonies won't get a chance to see "Skyfall" until November 9th :#
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,271Chief of Staff
    HowardB wrote:
    Re Spoilers Don't forget your former subjects in the colonies won't get a chance to see "Skyfall" until November 9th :#

    Which is why this is the NO SPOILERS thread....

    As an extra about the gunbarrel....I'm not going to say where it is in the movie...but once you have seen the gunbarrel then you should instantly recognise why it's placed where it is ;)
    YNWA 97
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,387MI6 Agent
    You've seen it as well, Sir Miles?
    Golly, you guys must have friends in high placests...
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,271Chief of Staff
    xboy614 wrote:
    You've seen it as well, Sir Miles?
    Golly, you guys must have friends in high placests...

    I have...and I feel very lucky to have done so...I wrote a non-spoiler review on page one of this thread...

    Friends in high places...?...he's probably the most genuine guy I've ever met...and generous to a fault -{
    YNWA 97
  • PDJamesBondPDJamesBond Posts: 180MI6 Agent
    I really appreciate you gents having a non-spoilers thread. I'd love to be able to read fan reviews without worrying about the story being ruined. Thanks!
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