Casino Royale started with a bang, and then Quantum of Solace ended with a whimper. Will Skyfall continue to disappoint, or will it stand up to the potential of Casino Royale? Well, there’s no need to be disappointed as latest reviews are saying that Skyfall is the best James Bond yet.
The Hollywood Reporter says, “….his long-awaited third outing for Daniel Craig feels more seriously connected to real-world concerns than any previous entry, despite the usual outlandish action scenes, glittering settings and larger-than-life characters. Dramatically gripping while still brandishing a droll undercurrent of humor, this beautifully made film will certainly be embraced as one of the best Bonds by loyal fans worldwide and leaves you wanting the next one to turn up sooner than four years from now.”
The Telegraph also gives it strong reviews, saying, “….Sam Mendes’s frequently dazzling, utterly audacious entry in the franchise has less in common with its much-loved predecessors than Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. After its release in 2008 (when it left Quantum of Solace, the 22nd Bond film, trailing in its wake), Nolan’s pathbreaking superhero picture almost single-handedly reconfigured the modern blockbuster template. Like a wise old dog, 007 has studied it carefully, and learned some new tricks.”
It’s a strong statement to compare Skyfall to the Dark Knight, which is frequently used as the example that changed comic book movies forever. However, it’s a sure sign of the quality of Skyfall that critics would even dare to make that comparison. It seems that Sam Mendes has done the undoable: make James Bond realistic and yet exciting, something which endless Bond movies have been struggling to do for decades now.
Skyfall releases November 9th, 2012.