Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Posted by emmetocuana at 11:00
Things go boom. Daniel Craig looks like a thug for hire in a tux (but then that's part of his charm). Javier Bardem's backlit appearance is reminiscent of that unforgettable climactic scene from Battle Royale with Kiriyama (Masanobu Andô). There's even a brief shot of Bond and M in what appears to be the Scottish Highlands. If a stag shows up, I hope 007 shoots it.
Look I'm that fifth person who actually liked Quantum of Solace. It was trying to do something more with Bond as a character and I appreciated the effort, if not the execution. Casino Royale, conversely, I actually found overrated - for one it drags painfully in the latter half of the movie. Still Craig impresses as the dead-eyed British spy, so I will be seeing this when it hits the cinemas.
Did it have to be Mendes though? He is the element I am most concerned about with Skyfall (is it a mission codename? A place? A trigger word? Who knows?). Will he squeeze what little fun there is to be had with Bond out completely, sticking to his typical dour sense of human drama? Man you see one Mendes picture, you pretty much start hitting the anti-depressants - mainly because the acclaim is nauseating.
Someone drive up to David Cronenberg's house with a dump-truck full of money. If we want an intelligent dissection of the spy genre, he's your only man!
Labels: Battle Royale, Casino Royale, Daniel Craig, Films, James Bond, Quantum of Solace, Sam Mendes, Skyfall |