Review: Skyfall

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

This is probably one of the best movies I have seen in a while, there is a reason why I love Daniel Craigh as Bond, he is raw and rough. He says more with his facial expressions then he does speaks, he really knows how to throw a punch and those fights feel real. This story isn’t the typical world is in danger and Bond needs to save it, MI6 is hit and it is hit hard, Bond is presumed dead and M has to fight this out. This time around death doesn’t feel so light, its real and its a home. Bond comes back but he is human, he isn’t the perfect robot, he is human and there are some new characters that I enjoyed especially the ending of a certain change in government roles which I won’t mention. I’m liking the new Q he has the typical British Wit and they make fun of themselves with some of the ridiculous equipment they have had before. This movie takes a slightly different one but I like what they did with it, and I haven’t even gotten to the bad guy yet. The villain, a laughing lunatic called Silva (Javier Bardem), a suave Hannibal Lecter type whose motive is revenge against MI6 for not appreciating him. This movie has its slow parts but carries a more serious tone then its predecessors and for once we know for sure there is going to be a sequel and I hope its sooner rather then later. With this I feel that Daniel Craig is the only Bond actor who has stepped out from the shadow that was cast by Connery, he has proven himself a capable Bond.

Link: IMDB
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James Bond Vehicle History Infographic

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If you are even a remote fan of James Bond you will love this infographic about the vehicles that he has driven over the decades. There isn’t a man out there that doesn’t want to be James Bond, life on the edge, the women, the mission, the gadgets & weapons, and especially the cars. This infographic is fantastic but surprisingly its missing two important cars, one is the introduction of the hugely controversial and successful BMW Z3, it was the first Bond movie without an Aston Martin and at the time the vehicle was not released, I remember thinking it was so cool in Golden Eye. And the other vehicle is the BMW E38 750iL, which was so tricked out that can’t take out anyone and anything, I remember it was one of the first movies for a real car to be controlled by remote control and Pierce Brosnan was controlling from his phone, I just loved that and the car could take anything. For cars that had such an impact I’m surprised they are not on the list but the infographic is fantastic.

My Favorite Bond Cars:

  • Aston Marting V8 Vantage Volante
  • Aston Martin DB5 (All Of Them)
  • BMW Z8 (Still One Of My Favorite Beemers)
  • Lotus Espirit Turbo

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New Bond Girls

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They always pick interesting women for the Bond movies, each one fits their role, previously they were leaning a little bit more to eye candy but since the 90s they played more pivotal roles. Now the new Bond Girls have been chosen for the new Daniel Craig movie and they look good, I’m not sure what the story is going to be this time but I do love those Bond Movies

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has apparently signed on to the the film to play Bond’s new love interest, and Tron Legacy’s Oliva Wilde has been approached to play a double-crossing UN worker in the film, which will be based in Afghanistan.

Link: GeekTyrant

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Review: Quantum of Solace


We just saw a pre-screening of the new James Bond movie, I thought it might be uncut in Kuwait for this pre-screening but I was wrong. Starts off with a nice car chase getting you into the gritty action right away.

Daniel Craig is the toughest James Bond yet, this movie is filled with rough fight scenes and he is getting beat up at every turn. This movie is very raw with a sense of relentless revenge that Bond is seeking.

I had high expectancy for this movie after Casino Royale’s big band and twisty plot. But in this one Bond is a man on a mission and no one can stop him. Its so hectic that you keep trying to piece things together, and at the end of it you keep thinking that there should be more. I am dissapointed that the story didn’t satisfy me completely, yes, but is it worth watching hell yes.

See it for Craig’s fully-formed Bond: angry, icily unsentimental, and fleetingly borderline psychotic at the close.

link: IMDB

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