Monday, 26 November 2012

Skyfall Review (With Guest Reviewer)


Release Date: 16th November 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
EON Productions

Sony Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 143 minutes

Budget: $200,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,108,561,013

Plot Summary
James Bond's loyalty to M is 
tested when her past comes 
back to haunt her and top-
secret MI6 files are leaked
—meaning the identities of 
each and every undercover 
agent placed in terrorist rings 
around the world may be 
compromised. When the 
agency itself comes under 
attack, Bond finds himself on 
a mission that takes him from 
Istanbul to the South China 
Sea to track down and 
destroy the threat, no matter 
the personal cost. But as 
secrets about M's past are 
revealed along the way, the 
agent finds himself questioning 
his loyalty to her.

Daniel Craig - James Bond
Judi Dench - M
Javier Bardem - Raoul Silva
Ralph Fiennes - Gareth Mallory
Naomie Harris - Eve
Berenice Lim Marlohe - Severine
Albert Finney - Kincade
Ben Whishaw - Q
Rory Kinnear - Bill Tanner
Ola Rapace - Patrice

Director - Sam Mendes
Based on Characters - Ian Fleming (Uncredited)
Screenplay - Neal Purvis,
Robert Wade & John Logan
Producers - Michael G. Wilson
& Barbara Broccoli
Production Designer - Dennis Gassner
Cinematography - Roger Deakins
Second Unit Director: Underwater Unit/
Stunt Coordinator - Gary Powell
Fight Coordinator - Nicola Berwick
Second Unit Director: Splinter Unit/
Special & Miniature Effects Supervisor -
Chris Corbould
Miniature/Visual Effects Supervisor -
Steve Begg
Main Titles Designer - Daniel Kleinman
Film Editors - Stuart & Kate Baird
Composer: James Bond Theme - 
Monty Norman
Music - Thomas Newman
Lyrics/Singer: Song "Skyfall" - Adele
Lyrics: Song "Skyfall" - Paul Epworth

Review (FilmGuruLad)
A complex and easier Bond picture, SKYFALL downplays the mediocrity of QUANTUM (click here) and focuses on the superior level of the smooth story, brilliant car chases, imploding action and the fun parts. I'm glad that Q is being brought back after being in absence on two recent Bond films with Ben Whishaw playing the quartermaster as well as packed with a few gadgets. I am surprised that this movie was inspired by THE DARK KNIGHT (click here) except that SKYFALL has James Bond and a villain who is similar to the Joker, but has a different agenda.

This might be the best Bond film that has Daniel Craig and is far better than the last one which fails to bring something that the audience need, I consider that on my opinion.

Review (Guest Reviewer)
Hi! I am doing a guest review for Film Guru Lad for SKYFALL. In viewing this film, I was very impressed, as a Bond fan I went into the cinema with high expectations and I left the movie feeling these expectations had been satisfied. The action and stunt choreography was original and entertaining. The cast selected were really suitable for the roles they played, I particularly enjoyed the actor who played Q as I enjoyed the humour and comical nature that he brought to the film. Javier Bardem was the perfect villain as he clearly portrayed the characteristics crucial to his menacing character.

This movie was engaging from start to finish with the interesting story-line, outstanding acting performances and intense action sequences. Definitely a must see for Bond fans.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


  1. Hi FGL,

    Without a doubt my favorite Bond film. Nice to see Bond getting more depth to his character. Daniel Craig, in my opinion, is the better Bond and I'll be sad to see him go. The interplay between Bond and M in this movie is excellent.

    1. Nice to hear from somebody who likes Daniel Craig more than Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan.