What can I say about Skyfall? I LOVED it!
Before going in, I kept hearing great things about it. Like that it was beyond awesome. Better than Casino Royale, even! (*eyebrows arch in skepticism*) and that it was the best Bond movie ever made.
All this praise worried me a bit. If a movie is really good, but not awesome, and lots of other people rave about it, a person's expectation can get jacked way up and then they end up being disappointed. Not so with Skyfall. It was everything they said and more!
(The movie is hysterical, by the way. Plenty of puns, references to Bond films of by-gone eras, and tongue-in-cheek humor. Another reason to love it!) :D
The essential question the film asks is whether physical, in-person assassins are needed anymore in a world of digital crime and terrorism from the shadows. Of course, for the sake of Bond, the film argues that yes, he is necessary. I think this question could be applied to all stories and entertainment. Is any of it relevant in our world anymore? The answer is yes. We need our James Bonds and our Marvel superheroes more than ever. We need them to fight our epic battles, give us hope for the future and of course, to entertain us.
And as far as I'm concerned, Bond can order his shaken martinis for as long as he cares to. Fight on, Mr. Bond. Fight on!
Did anyone else see Skyfall? What did you think of it?
***Also check out my Prometheus review on my other blog. And if you haven't yet, make sure to check out my historical fiction giveaway!***
Random Movie Quotes (RMQ)!
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These immortal lines were said in the film The Crucible (adapted from the play) by Daniel Day-Lewis, playing John Proctor. Hannah Milton guessed this one. Great job, Hannah! Three points to you! :D
Today's RMQ is:
"Life is a cookie."
One point for film, one for actor, one for character. Good luck and Happy Wednesday! :D