Skyfall ★★★★

And like that, the Bond franchise resurges once again; and it's thanks to a multitude of reasons. Whether it's the major aspects like Sam Mendes' direction and John Logan's addition to the writing room, the technical implementation of Mendes' common collaborators, Roger Deakins and Thomas Newman, who always deliver with their cinematography and compositions, respectively, or even the smaller aspects like the main theme song from Adele. Another top tier feature is a top tier antagonist in that of Javier Bardem, who maintains this powerful sense of menacing control wherever he is; he's simply brilliant and gave us easily one of the greatest Bond villains of all time.

Skyfall is probably the second best Craig-Bond film, right behind Casino Royale. I don't have particularly high hopes for Spectre, but maybe my lack of anticipation will be met with some sort of surprise, who knows?

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