Skyfall is one of the best Bonds and part of the reason is that not only does Daniel Craig’s Bond continue to reveal new sides to his personality and resources; not only is he given one of the best Bond villains ever in Javier Bardem’s Raoul Silva, but Judi Dench just kills it as M – giving her every bit of the toughness and resiliency that we always expected of her, and an equally unexpected tenderness that we might not have.
The film holds up well on DVD, even on the small screen it’s a terrific experience, but there are barely fifteen minutes of features – most dealing with technical stuff but not in a superficial way.
Where to begin, where to begin? After being in limbo and bankruptcy heck for the last several years there was actually a chance that we would never have another Bond film. Many would say this would have been a tragedy because Daniel Craig was just starting to grow into the role. He had a lauded outing in Casino Royale but a dud in the follow-up Quantum of Solace.
Skyfall is one of the best Bonds and part of the reason is that not only does Daniel Craig’s Bond continue to reveal new sides to his personality and resources; not only is he given one of the best Bond villains ever in Javier Bardem’s Raoul Silva, but Judi Dench just kills it as M – giving her every bit of the toughness and resiliency that we always expected of here, and an equally unexpected tenderness that we might not have.
In anticipation of the new Bond thriller SKYFALL and a look back at 50 years of James Bond in the movies, Sean, Leah and David talk about SKYFALL and their favorite Bond Movies and the men who played the secret agent.
Starring Leah Aldridge, Sean Wright and David Freedman
Directed by Amy Taylor.
Edited by Zack Delman.
Produced by David Freedman(@ShowRunnerDave), Cooper Griggs, Aaron Fink(@AaronEvanFink) and Pedro Raposo.
James Bond is presumed dead after a mission goes terribly wrong. But when M is in peril, James resurfaces to rescue her and redeem himself. We celebrate 50 years of 007 with a Bond Retrospective and SKYFALL preview review.
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem.
Directed by Sam Mendes.
Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
Genre: Spy Thriller. Watch us on PBS OC Saturdays at 6PM or at pbssocal.org/justseenit
Is anyone else as surprised as we are that it’s almost JUNE?! We’re deep into summer blockbuster territory, so this week on GeekScholars Movie News, we take a look at all of the hot movies coming out next month, and we’ll tell you which ones are not to be missed and which ones we believe are gonna flop harder than Zach Galifianakis jumping spread eagle into a pool.
We also have some fantastic preview reviews for you to listen in on as we give out grades to the teaser trailer for Bond 23, also known as Skyfall, and Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
After that, the GeekScholars all chime in on Will Smith’s return to box office glory in the highily entertaining Men in Black 3, then we finish up the show with some quickies regarding Red 2, Robocop, Iron Man 3, and Thor 2.
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