Skyfall ★★★★★

Like many people once upon a time, I used "Best movie ever!" way too much. However, if you were to call Skyfall that, I wouldn’t bat an eye. It’s just THAT good.

Directed effortlessly by Sam Mendes with gorgeously polished cinematography by the god Roger Deakins, a rousing score by Thomas Newman, the best action sequences you’ll ever see in a Bond film, the best Bond opening ever, and a very thematically human story, Skyfall set the bar high for the franchise and I hope No Time to Die is even half as good as it.

Also, this has some of the best acting ever in a Bond film. This movie cemented Daniel Craig as my favorite Bond, Javier Bardem plays one of the absolute great Bond villains, and this is Judi Dench’s best performance as M without a doubt.

I understand when people prefer Casino Royale, that movie does indeed fuck, but imo, Skyfall just fucks harder. A pitch-perfect blockbuster in every way.

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