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And though we are not now that strength which in old days / Moved earth and heaven – a rapid review of Skyfall

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  • Great use of mirrors and reflective surfaces:
  1. James looking up after a night of drinking, seeing his reflection and the news behind him.
  2. Battle with Patrice in a glass skyscraper.
  3. Final holdout at Skyfall, firing at a mirror rather than the true target.
  • Great visuals overall – contrasting night and day, great initial shot introducing Silva, an ant approaching from the center of the screen, telling a disturbing tale while growing larger.
  • Excellent performance by Javier Barden, with again, offputting hair, though still not as terrible as in “No Country for Old Men.”  Just disturbing enough to be convincing, like Heath Ledger’s Joker. For a while, I thought for sure that Ralph Fiennes would be playing the villain, but apparently, Voldemort’s got a side for government.
  • Weak Bond Girls.  Made me miss Camille from Quantum of Solace, though Skyfall was the better film.
  • Nice threads of young vs old, classic vs modern:
  1. The traditional world of espionage is dead, it’s all about technology nowadays
  2. Q and James (who for the first time is really showing effort and struggling)
  3. A previously majestic ship being lugged away for scrap metal
  • Loved the final setting.  Skyfall was haunting yet mesmerizing.  Adele’s song was great too.
  • Cute hints to previous films, as always.  Exploding pen, for her eyes only, Moneypenny, etc.
  • Daniel Craig fitting the Bond persona, adding dimension.
  • 4.5/5 Waffles
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