MOVIE: Skyfall (2012)

You know what I want for Christmas this year?  I want to skip middle age and go sta-raight to Judi Dench.  Is that really so much to ask?

This movie was fantastic fun, and since the plot is beside the point, I’m not even going to take the time to describe it to, aside from mentioning it actually made sense this time (I still have no idea what Quantum of Solace was about — you should totally click that link to read my review because I just did and it made me laugh).  It made sense, it was entertaining and well-paced, and stuff happened that I actually cared about.  I love it when that happens!

I was excited, also, to see Ben Whishaw as the new Q — I’ve been a fan of his since Perfume and I’m a sucker for cute, young nerds to begin with– and holy crow, I tell you what, any time Javier Bardem plays a bad guy, he is the new scariest bad guy of all time.  He doesn’t need a cattle prod to be terrifying, as it turns out.  He just needs blond eyebrows.


Thumbs way, way up — go see this movie!  You need a break from holiday stress, and Bond is where it’s AT.  (Though, for the record, drinking your martini shaken instead of stirred is for rookies.)

[Prequeue at Netflix]

Genre: Action, Spy
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Motherfucking Dench, Ben Whishaw

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5 Responses to “MOVIE: Skyfall (2012)”

  1. Doug D Says:

    Daniel Craig is perfect as an older 007. Javier Bardem was super-creepy in No Country for Old Men, and he was absolutely succulent in this role as revengeful madman. However, you must go through middle age to become Judi Denchable.

  2. Trip Says:

    Helen Mirren definitely has that ROWR factor which Dame Judi doesn’t, sad to say. But she does kick more ass than Helen can.

    • Liz Says:

      No she doesn’t – Helen did the original “Prime Suspect!” And wasn’t she also the voice of that big computer-thingy in “Hitchiker’s Guide?” Both ladies kick ass – and don’t forget Imelda Staunton -she was a primo b—ch in the “Harry Potter” movies.

      And also – Meg – Obfuscation??

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