Poster for the movie "Skyfall"


This film grew on me. It’s a reflection of the changing times, and closes the chapter on the old Bond style (they blew up the DB5) and ushered in the new with a reversion to the skill of the agent in the field instead of a reliance on gadgetry. A much more human film, though tech did play its part in electronic warfare (naturally), and the transition of M and Q were appropriate. Q felt a little too “IT Crowd” which seemed out of place, but holds promise for future instalments.


20122 h 23 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Director Sam Mendes
Runtime 2 h 23 min
Release Date 25 October 2012
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Nicholas Woodeson, Bill Buckhurst, Elize du Toit, Ian Bonar, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Wolf Blitzer, Jens Hultén, Anthony O'Donnell, Jo Cameron Brown, Peter Basham, Ben Loyd-Holmes, Orion Lee, Yennis Cheung