Skyfall ★★★★½

I'm frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map. They're not nations, they're individuals. And look around you. Who do you fear?

finds strength in looking at the past and using it to take a leap towards the future of the franchise, proving it is far from losing its appeal. There are clear elements in Bond films that became a classic standpoint through its installments and various reboots, and those same elements are the ones who make it such a successful franchise capable of withstanding the passing of time. Skyfall seems to nod to those who paved the path for it, and then establishes itself as a Bond film to reckon with with a truly engaging plot and the cast, characters, cinematography and suspense to back it up and wrap it in a fresh and thriving action gift. It really is one of the best Bond films to date, for how it looks, what it does and how it ends. It has it all. I just wish the hair and makeup department hadn't done Javier Bardem and its deliciously villanous character so dirty, but he does have probably the most memorable scene - the jaw dropping moment.

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