Watched first day first show of Skyfall, first time in my life I watched 1st day, 1st show & this was done for 2 reasons -
> I had time in morning on Thu &
> To save cost, a good 110 bucks by going for morning show.
Went alone, so wasn't bothered about timing either.
This is the first time I watched a Bond movie in public theatre (I watched few at private home theatres) & after seeing Casino Royale, had great exceptions from this but was disappointed. The good & bad are - Good -
'M', the woman to whom Bond reports to died in this movie, this is a big change. Seems like politicians in India, spies in MI6 also don't retire before 90 !@!,
The first action part on a train, & the lift one in building in Shanghai,
Jaguar XJ as car of M,
Villain is no terrorist from other country, a rogue dictator or some white collar business mogul but a former MI6 agent who seeks revenge against M,
Most importantly, it lasted for about 2hrs only. Phew. Bad -
Almost 85% movie shot inside various buildings, platforms etc. Add to it most of the movie is shot in UK,
No exotic locations, which look stunning on big screen,
No fancy gadgets either. A Sony phone & a gun which senses 007 fingerprints & only then it fires,
Shanghai is shown but is more like a wall-paper & for couple of mins only. Later the fight takes place inside building with neon lights in background, which reminds of several sci-fi PC action games,
The last scenery, where Bond goes to his childhood home looks more like horror scene than typical Bond theme. No Bond girl in action either.
This movie is waste of time & money, and I wonder how reviews are giving it 3 or more starts out of 5.
First, I didn't like Daniel Graig as Bond, especially after seeing Pierce Brosnan as 007. I was happy after Casino Royale, but really disappointed with Skyfall.
Casino Royale was good, Quantum Of Solace is OK & Skyfall is dumb.
Hope to see that Bond 24 (2014) is something better & yes, should come with exotic locations, feel of watching a Bond movie & some hot bond girls which complete the movie. BTW
, those who forgot that old woman M, this is her pic -