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The Sky’s falling for James Bond’s World
By Hervé St-Louis
February 14, 2013 - 20:31

Studios: Eon Productions, Danjaq LLC
Writer(s): Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, Ian Fleming
Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Produced by: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Running Time: 143 minutes
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Rating: PG13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox

MI6 Agent 007, better known as James Bond, is left for dead during a mission in Istanbul, Turkey. He reappears a few months later after a major attack on MI6 by unknown computer hackers. Will the rusty secret agent be able to regain the trust of his entourage and achieve the technical and physical highs he was known for, or is retirement best for him?

This collected edition contains a digital movie, a DVD and Blu-Ray version with many featurettes about the past Bond Girls. This film is the final transition for James Bond filmmakers telling stories about the iconic British super agent. The realistic storytelling style is reminiscent of the Jason Bourne films where character development matters as much as the conflict Bond is trying to solve.

In Skyfall, viewers find out more about James Bond’s secret origin for the first time. They learn that he is of Scottish descent and an orphan rescued by the state and trained to become a secret agent years ago. Decades ago, he abandoned his family estate to serve the British crown. He revisits his heritage when he has to hide Mom, MI6’s leader. Mom is the target of the terrorist groups that have attacked MI6.

As a transition adventure, Skyfall combined older elements of the James Bond myth such as gadgets, beautiful locales, gambling and beautiful women with sensibilities similar to Jason Bourne and other action thrillers. It was more a suspense thriller than a science fiction epic. The only element of the film that did not get a total revamp was the crazy villain part which was lively and integral to the story.


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