Craig returns as Bond celebrates 50th anniversary

After the rather disappointing Quantum Of Solace, fans of the series were left wondering if Casino Royale was gonna be Craig’s finest hour as James Bond. After Skyfall, its save to say that Daniel Craig has plenty to offer as James Bond.

Skyfall which is directed by Sam Mendes and has a cast including, Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and of course Judi Dench as M. Since the events of Quantum Of Solace, Bond is no longer a member of MOS and is spending his time boozing on a tropical paradise. Meanwhile back in London, the MOS hq suffers from a terrorist attack, this gets Bond’s attention who soon returns to London. From here, the person behind the terrorist attacks is found out to be former spy Javier Bardem and it is up to Bond to track him down.

While the plot of Bond is not the strongest, it’s completley OTT, the brilliant action scenes, tropical locations and fine performances from the likes of Craig, Bardem and Dench who once again is great as M makes up for the plot’s short givings. Similar to Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace, Craig is still the the same Bond, he bleeds, he gets beaten up, he isn’t super fit, he has psychological troubles and he is angry. I always found this type of Bond much more interesting that the likes of Moore, who’s Bond was always a bit too clean. Mendes does a fine job behind the camera, he is well able to handle the action elements of the film and the last half an hour or so of the film, is hugely entertaining.

Overall, while this may not be quite as good as Casino Royale, it is a massive improvement on Quantum Of Solace, its enteratining, violent and has great performances.

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes


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