Mendes blends the old with the new in the highest-grossing Bond film ever
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|Skyfall (2012) - By Sam Mendes|
Our Rating: 7.5
IMDb Ratings: 8.1
Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris
Country: UK | USA
Runtime: 143 min
Summary: Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Skyfall is the latest installment in the James Bond film series—the 23rd film in the celebrated espionage franchise—based on British author Ian Fleming’s charismatic superspy, James Bond aka 007. Skyfall, directed by British filmmaker Sam Mendes, also marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. No (1962) as well as the franchise. The movie’s screenplay is written by the team of John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. With Skyfall, Daniel Craig becomes the fourth actor to make three or more appearances as James Bond—the others being Roger Moore (7 appearances), Sean Connery (6 appearances), and Pierce Brosnan (4 appearances). Veteran English actress Judi Dench reprises her role of the MI6 supremo, M. Skyfall also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, and Albert Finney in major roles. Skyfall marks the return of the 007 franchise after a hiatus of four years—the long delay was caused by MGM’s pitiable financial state—following the release of the 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). Skyfall’s plot basically revolves around a cat and mouse game played between M, James Bond and possibly his greatest nemesis ever, the mysterious cyberterrorist Raoul Silva—a ghost from M’s dark past who returns to inflict collateral damage. As Bond hunts for Silva, he too must come to terms with his nearly forgotten past while simultaneously trying to keep his loyalty for MI6 intact.
|Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall|
|Ravishing Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine in Skyfall|
|Javier Bardem as Silva in Skyfall|
|Naomie Harris as Eve in Skyfall|
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