vendredi 14 décembre 2012

Skyfall — A much more personal James Bond — 7*/10

Skyfall has the basic requirements of a Bond movie, hot women, action, soft intrigue, and easy dialogs, but it's missing many of the other clichés, such as at least one torrid sex scene (we barely have the beginning of one) one or more Bond girls (in the sense that he develops some kind of relationship), a world threat, the villain's second in command, and the gadgets.

The villain is there, but he's not interested in world domination, or some such, he's going after individuals, for personal revenge. How prosaic. I imagine it's on purpose, but that's not what I want from a James Bond. The new Q is annoying to say the least, and we're missing the iconic equipment, and their excessive use.

All in all, it's an acceptable movie, and an easy entertainment. Do not look here for the thoughtful camera moves, the interesting editing, the smart diatribe, or riveting story. This is your basic blockbuster, no more, if a well made one.