Movie Review: Skyfall ✭✭✭✭✭ (in cinemas 26th October)


Possibly one of the best Bond films is heading to our screens this month. Daniel Craig is back as 007 and he is in the best form ever as James Bond. I don't want to give anything away about Skyfall, you just have to go and see it and you will literally be blown away.

From the initial chase sequence ending on top of a train which then goes into the opening titles sung by Adele, I got a little tingle down my spine which never happens to me when watching a film.

Skyfall is beautifully shot, a lot of it is set in London and a great deal of this takes place below street level in the new headquarters and on the tube. Other countries visited whilst filming are Turkey and China, with the dramatic climax of the film in the headlands of Scotland, with mist rolling in and an eerie feel about it.

Dame Judi Dench is back as M, and Skyfall sees her with an even bigger role than before, as the past comes back to haunt her. We are introduced to Mallory played by the delightful Ralph Fiennes, a government official with oversight of M's agency. Javier Bardem is simply outstanding as Silva - watch out for the moment he is with Bond and all I will say is 'thighs'... Ben Wishaw plays the young Q with good style, and Naomie Harris as MI6 field agent Eve is wonderful casting. Top this off with Berenice Marlohe as the gorgeous Severigne and director Sam Mendes has made the ultimate Bond movie - edge of your seat stuff, enthralling, exhilarating, funny, charming and most of all - Excellent.

Skyfall is in my opinion the best Bond movie yet, go and see it at a cinema near you without fail.

Skyfall is released on 26th October

5 stars out 5 ✭✭✭✭✭