Skyfall

Skyfall ★★★½

This is one of my favorite James Bond movies by far, but it seems overly long at points and we don’t get to see a lot of the cool gadgets Bond has access too. Plus there was a lot of unnatural exposition and acting moments. It’s pretty easy to say that Javier Bardem completely stole the show, he’s an incredible actor. I felt some parallels between Heath Ledger’s joker as well in that the villain was the most memorable character, holding a strong presence throughout the film.

Roger Deakins elevated this to another level with his cinematography, every shot looks beautiful, my favorite part was the fight scene with the neon jellyfish behind them. Unfortunately, this was just a bit too long. I think Skyfall is not only a good James Bond film, but a good film altogether.

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