Skyfall ★★★★½

Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins, and Thomas Newman are the holy fucking trio.

goddamn. what an absolute masterpiece. easily the most thematically complex Bond movie yet; this thing is absolutely soaked in layer upon layer of exploration of coming to terms with your past and finding the steps to grapple with these realizations in order to evolve for the future, as well as more singular ideas such as age, loyalty, and betrayal. Silva is the best villain of the franchise because not only is he always one step ahead of everyone, but he also knows how to lure out Bond’s greatest insecurities.

easily a contender for the best action film of the 21st century and it’s no surprise why it’s been so hard to top since. virtually a near-flawless film. old dog, new tricks indeed.

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