A rich entertainer
13 December, 2013
A 23rd James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes, produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Brocolli, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.
A rich, high budget film, as usual with James Bond’s movies, comes with a story line based upon hunting down the secret information of worldwide undercover agents of MI6 placed in different terrorist organizations across the world, which is lost by MI6, the employer of James Bond. The thief was Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), also an ex-MI6 agent, gets access to the internal server network of MI6 and tries to destroy the entire organization and kill its chief, ‘M’ as a vengeance to an old treachery of M when he was in service. James Bond traces down Raoul in Shanghai (China) and captures him. But Raoul escapes from MI6 prison in London, by hacking into their security systems, and also attempts to kill M, in her office. Sensing danger, James escorts M to his childhood farm house “The Skyfall” in Scotland, deliberately leaving a trail, for Raoul to follow, so that he can kill him there. Raoul attacks Skyfall as per Bond’s plan, but Bond will not be able to save M, in the battle with Raoul, though he kills the later.
The special effects, screenplay and cinematography employed in the movie are simply superb and absolutely extravagant. They are said to have used the latest technology in capturing the moments with Arri Alexa cameras. One can see how money is spent on some scenes that are mind blowing. Particularly the chase on the train, chase in the underground London tunnel, chase on the rooftops in Istanbul, Shanghai and Macau exotic locations and the splendor of Scotland’s countryside where Skyfall is located are worth watching and a real value for money.
Daniel Craig, a more of a serious faced and less of a tomboy unlike previous James Bonds we have grown up with, seems to be sure of the retirement from the service and it’s time to see a new James Bond, very soon.
My rating is 4.5/5
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