Skyfall ★★★★½

Quickie Review 
After the disappointing Quantum of Solace (which I already did a review of not long ago), not to mention the financial troubles of the franchise's distributor MGM, the EON Productions team knew that if James Bond was going to return in time for his landmark 50th anniversary, he would have to do it in a way not just to make up for the mistakes of Quantum but to shake up the canon forever. They succeeded with the help of Oscar winning director Sam Mendes in creating a game changer for the series. 007 (Daniel Craig) is back in action after a gunshot wound took him out of commission and his latest mission has him crossing paths with calculating ex-MI6 agent turned criminal mastermind Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem in his best performance yet), who wants M (Judi Dench) to suffer the same way he has suffered after being exiled by the agency. To protect his long suffering superior and to prove that he's not through yet, Bond will push himself harder than ever before and it will lead him back to his mysterious past. From an adrenaline fueled cold opening to its stylish title sequence punctuated by Adele's Oscar winning title song to the first face-off between Bond & Silva to its explosive finale, Skyfall takes the Bond franchise to new heights.

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