Monday, 5 November 2012

SKYFALL - My Review

Yesterday after my wife finishes her Permanent Head Damage (PhD) 1st exam I decided to take her for a release tension activity, just for the two of us spending our sweet time together without our 2 princesses..guess what watching 007 latest secrete mission Code Name "SKYFALL"

I decided to take the 0415pm movie but the counter lady said, we still have few seats left but the the front row...well nobody want to watch such a great movie by sitting front row...way up in front.... of the screen, as I said watching 007 by looking up the ceiling just as if I am waiting for the sky to I decided to take the 0540pm movie....and paid the lady RM24.00 for two persons, and took my wife for a Japanese food, I ate sushi and my wife ordered her fav dish Japanese Soup Curry Rice..

Later we wondering around until its time for us to enter the Cinema...its room #4.. we entered just before 0540pm.

As the room light deemed...the movie start with a usual action thriller movie did not begin with a Bang is not an action movie (my personal Opinion)... before the SKYFALL Theme song begin,
sang by Adele,

James Bond was assigned to retrieve the hard drive that contains all list of NATO/MI6 filed agents, he was shot several times and by the enemy in pursuit but later gunned down by friendly shot from another backup new MI6 agent, this is because Mother ordered the shot..

M : "Take the Bloody Shot!!!"then there was a moment of Silence...........New Agent : Agent down...I repeat agent down..Theme Song....SKYFALL ...... and in return the new agent was to partly blamed for killing 007....

Few month later after 007 is actually still alive, enjoying his life somewhere outside MI6 surveillance and was pronounce dead in action..

Guess what was the only item that survives from the blast of M office which eventual destroyed the MI6 HQ in London...

While on the way back to MI6 HQ from a briefed meeting Mallory about her early retirement proposal, M refused as she is the kind a person that never leave her trash behind for some else to clean it up for her...especially when it involve the death of an agent code name 007, after being stuck in a road block.. they received a message from HQ that their system is being hacked and soon '.......Kabooooom....." MI6 HQ being attacked by cyber terrorist....

After watching from the news about the attack on MI6 HQ, inside M residence... 
JB : 007 reporting for a bottle of scotch in his hand....
M : Where The hell have you been..?
JB : Enjoying Death....

Well this latest Bond Movie has been partly about resurrection, partly about new introduction to the MI6 members and also the reveal of James Bond is actually his real name?...

Why SkyFall is also Resurrection?

  • Well Bond was shot and was presume dead in action and was saved and return to England and reporting for duty..

  • The resurrection of the classic ASTON MARTIN DB5 "BMT216A" car used by Sean Connery in the 1967  Bond movie "GoldFinger" This car was fitted with a bullet prove windows, a revolving license plate defence mechanism and the Seat ejector located at the gear knob. when Daniel Craig tried to used it when M keep complaining about the comfortably of the old BD5.

  • Skyfall movie being produce in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary James Bond movie. most of the quotes came from bits and pieces from most of the previous Bond movies. Like the exploding pen from the Movie Golden Eye cast by Pierce Brosnan, where one of the villain was a computer geek/hacker who have a tendency to click is pen 3 time as he gets excited, and Bond killed him with his exploding pen that contains Class-Four grenade.

Why I mentioned about could 007's real name is James Bond?

Well remember there is a scene after M and Kincade one of James Bond family dear friend care taker of the Family estate. as Silva passed by a cemetery where lies the parents of James Bond, I cant really recall what was the name being carved at the tomb near the old chapel where Kincade and M escaped to. But I am pretty sure it was the Late Mr. Mrs Bond. passed away in a mountain climbing trip, while Bond was at the age of 11.

After the helicopter crashed into the estate mansion caused by the blast created by James Bond after being repeatedly bomb by silva's hand grenade. The rock debre from the blast hit the helicopter later crashed into the Skyfall mansion.

Why SKYFALL was also partly an introduction to the new Member of MI6?

Well first of all, after Bond was gunned down in a friendly fire during a mission to retrieve the Hard Drive. M was call to a brief meeting with mallory talking about an early retirement with full honour to her long outstanding service, and was asked to prepare herself for an interim transition until her new replacement has been appointed to head the MI6 00 special division.    

Mallory has been showing a good or should I say a strong sense of character as the next replacement to head this special 00 division in MI6, but was not revealed until the end of the show. well wouldn't it be so obvious Mallory for M? LoL

This is the first time Bond met his young Q...

Specially designed by Q for Bonds mission weapon..which he never had the chance to used... lost it in a fight in Shanghai..

The introduction of new MI6 Q = Quartermaster for the 00 division..  its a young geek guy unlike the old fashioned scientist but one thing remain the famous Q quotes "Q: please do try to return this  equipment in one piece"...well you know bond always return his mission gadget either in one piece or in several pieces for the Q branch to reassemble it.....

The New Ms MoneyPenny
Also the new introduction of Eve which later reveal to be the new Ms Money Penny, this of course after she turned down an offer to be reassigned as field agent. 


Though this is a more actioned pack Bond with shooting location includes Turkey where it all begins...then later returned to London after the attacked of MI6 HQ, after passing his failed physical and psychological test Bond was assigned to his first mission in Shanghai...the fight brings him back to his family estate in Scotland where the war end with Silva was stab with a knife from his back in an old chapel.

Silva knew that after he had cyberly attacked the MI6 HQ in the heart of London, he knew that they would setup up the new Temporary MI6 HQ under this old bunker build during Churchill era....he basically let himself to get caught just to get closed to M, and eventually try to vent out his anger by attempted to kill M face to face. How he did it? well as I said from this part on the scenes are all somewhat predictable.  

This was the attempt by Q to access the encrypted code inside Silva laptop. according to Q the software was designed by him by was modified to attacked MI6. soon after Bond identify the key to the encrypted software, "Grandborough" subsequently was the key used to release SIlva from the highly secured temporary MI6 Liar.. 

The movie is also to me is partly easily predictable, it started somewhere in the middle of the of the movie after Silva was apprehended by MI6 and was brought to temporary old underground secrete base used by Churchill during the world war II era, from here it was all predictable towards the end, having said this this is still one of the best Bond movie a combination of Death, Resurrection, Revelation, Introduction and we will see a new and modern Bond characters in the coming Bond franchise movie, This is to me a 2 hour 30minutes Bond movie worth watching.

 James Bond and the Bond Girls
James Bond "Skyfall" Bond Girls

The cast members of 2012 James Bond 007 "SkyFall"

1 comment:

  1. Usually the regional movies are remade from English movies with necessary spices to meet the audience. In this movie, i felt most of the scenes were remade from regional movies with 007 tag in it. I would say the 007 flavor is missing in fact after the dusk of Brosnan. Eager to see the 007 with Guns,Girls and Martini - in style.


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