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.

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Golden Eye – Game & Movie

GoldenEye

When this movie came out I was dying to go see it in the theater, I remember being so impressed with Pierce Brosnan he automatically became the number 1 Bond for me. Sean Connery is the original and can’t be replaced, but Brosnan was the modernization of Bond with the end of the Soviet Era and Cold War. There were a lot of firsts in this movie, it didn’t follow any of Ian Flemings books, M was female for the first time, and the introduction of the BMW as Bonds car as a replacement for the for the Aston Martin, I remember BMW having those BMW Films which were meant to coincide with the release of a few of the Bond movies. It wasn’t the movie that was great, the video game was something else as well, the movie introduced Brosnan as the new slick Bond who can handle any situation or woman.

The video game was something else, it was unexpected, I for one remember it as one of the games that really introduced me to the First Person Shooter. I remember begging my mother for Nintendo N64, and she brought it with this game as I asked, I spent hours upon hours playing this game, we all took turns with the lowest scorer switching out with the other person. I didn’t step out much since I always had high scores, I fell in love with the first person shooter and we played that game for a long time, even played it during college which was a little old by then but still the perfect game. The AI was predictable but it made you feel that you were that much better, but you had to act fast. Lots of people still agree that it is still one of the best First Person Shooters of all time, Golden Eye was for the N64 what Halo is for XBox. Found memories of this game and movie, I always love Bond movies.