My mother came to stay with me for three weeks in early February to make it up to me for not spending Christmas with me and to help me celebrate my birthday. Whilst she was here, she bought me a copy of Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie, on dvd.
My parents were always Bond fans and used to go to the local cinema every time a new Bond movie came out and I remember suffering the boredom of having to tag along. I grew up hating Bond and all that he stood for and have always said that there’s only one Bond film I like – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with George Lazenby.
Despite this fact, and largely due to the fact that I love the title song by Adele, Skyfall caught my attention and I decided that when it became available on dvd, I would buy it and give it a go. I approved of Daniel Craig’s appointment as Bond and that helped my decision too. Well, mother pre empted this by purchasing it for me and I watched it a few days ago.
I loved it.
For the first time ever, we see Bond as more of a ‘person’ than a robot killing machine without emotion. He’s flawed in this movie, he suffers emotionally, he’s human. Daniel Craig is not bad looking (although I’m not into white men, he isn’t bad) and he has a great body and fabulous arse, which always helps. We learn about his life before he became 007, his troubled childhood and that helped me connect with him in a way I’ve never been able to before. Characters who are troubled, who struggle with emotional baggage and still win through, always turn me on and if they’re nice lookers too, all the better.
The only bit that lets it down is Naomie Harris’s character, Eve Moneypenny. Her acting in this role sucked cock and her character was weak.
I’d give this 8 out of 10.