In Skyfall (2012), a mission in Turkey goes badly wrong after a hard disc containing details of MI6 agents falls into the hands of a gun for hire. While attempting to retrieve the disc James Bond goes missing, presumed dead. In fact he has gone to ground while trying to exorcise his demons and coming to terms with his betrayal by M. Meanwhile the loss of the disc has cost her her job, and as she prepares for being forcibly retired MI6 comes under attack from a dangerous cyber terrorist.
What we say
Daniel Craig is once again excellent and there are some great moments and spectacular cinematography, but ultimately Skyfall is less than the sum of its parts and Javier Bardem’s villain wildly over the top. The story doesn’t cut it either and David Arnold is sorely missed.
UK Premiere: 23rd October 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall
UK: 26th October 2012
USA: 8th November 2012 (IMAX only)/9th November 2012
|Screenplay||Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan|
|Producer||Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson|
|Production design||Dennis Glassner|
|Daniel Craig||James Bond|
|Helen McCrory||Clair Dowar|
|Ralph Fiennes||Gareth Mallory|
|Javier Bardem||Raoul Silva|
|Rory Kinnear||Bill Tanner|
|Santi Scinelli||London Commuter|
|Michael G. Wilson|
|Elize du Toit||Vanessa|
|Senem Temiz||London Whitehall Commuter|
|Benjayx Murphy||Whitehall and Tube Commuter|
|Beatrice Curnew||Susan Horrocks|
|Adebayo Bolaji||Silvas / Boatcrew|
|Duncan Meadows||Isolation Guard|
|Christopher Sciueref||Silvas / Mercenary|
|Mihai Arsene||Turkish Businessman|
|Glenn Webster||Car Driver|
|Stuart Mulcaster||Car Driver|
|Alan Low||Casino Martini Bar Guest|
- Vodka martini
- The Macallan 10 year old fine oak
- The Macallan 12 year old sherry oak
- The Macallan 1925
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe (1964)
- Welcome to Scotland!
- The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives?
- He’s keen to get home.
- Health and Safety. Carry on.
- What if PM finds out?
Then we’re all buggered. Carry on.