Skyfall Review (Not a Funny Title)

Skyfall Review (Not a Funny Title)

Danny Smith, Humor Columnist

You know who’s objectively the coolest guy around? Bond, James Bond.
For the 50th anniversary of James Bond, the well known character of Ian Fleming’s books (Yes, they’re books, guys) the recent movie Skyfall gave a performance that only a series older than many of your parents could.
I’m going to start with the Title itself, Skyfall. The theme song for Skyfall (called Skyfall) is performed by Adele. Like all of Adele’s songs, whether you enjoy their constant airwave play time or not, are catchy and melodically complex. The theme song to a movie is in the top 20 hits right now, so that goes to show that the theme song is pretty good to say the least.
James Bond, with his currently catchy theme song, has been the pinnacle of “suave, sexy, and generally a pretty cool guy.” Many fans of the series dispute the role being played by Daniel Craig, who’s movie career spans over 6 roles as soldiers, with less tact and more tackling. However, for the last two additional movies Daniel Craig fit the part well, tackling people to the ground as well as having his share of witty banter in quick succession.
On to the actual movie itself, the plot begins within an instant, drawing in the viewer with a beautifully choreographed chase scene and death scene. Then the Adele song plays and it’s STILL in my head (ADELLLLLLLLEEEEE!) Without giving away any of the plot, I can say that it has all of the factors that many of the previous 22 movies have had: An enigmatic villain with a physical deformity/anomaly, a nice car or two, well-fitted suits, and the seduction of a few women.
The fight scenes, the girls, the camera angles: everything was beautiful. Bright colors and dark tones contrast perfectly as the mood mirrors the lighting. A scene in Shang-Hai has an incredibly cool set up with neon lights and an almost maze like path made of glass, with each reflection and each shift in perspective adding suspense. The music also adds to the thrill, the suspense, the gunplay. Also, there was an explosion that Michael Bay would be proud of.
Honestly, I can find little fault with this movie. However, many fans may cry foul play. “IT’S NOT MAH JAMES BOND! HE’S TOO ROUGH AND GRUFF TO BE JAMES BOND! BRING BACK SEAN CONNERY!” blah blah blah etc. A movie appeals to a certain audience, and no matter how good it is, not every person in the world will like it. You can hate Daniel Craig if you want to, but he played the part perfectly. He’s British, he’s stylish and he can aim a Walther PPK like anybody else in a suit.

I give this movie 9.2 martinis out of 10. They’re all shaken, not stirred.