Watching Bond movies were sort of a compulsory activity not only for me growing up but also for my sibblings and cousins because we were surrounded by uncles who discreetly adores Agent 007. Last night, watching ‘SkyFall’ with my roommate Lem, and Yengo staffer Preaw was more of just an excuse because I haven’t been to the movies in ages. Here’s my review:

SKYFALL is the name of the castle or property where James Bond grew up as a little boy. Both his parents were killed in the property and he has never been back since lately. The big old house was looked after by sweet old fluffy Mr. Kincaid. It’s where M gets killed during an attack by someone who used to call her ‘Mum’.

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The Lead Actor: I was never fond of Daniel Craig  as James Bond since he did Casino Royale, worse when I saw Quantum of Solace. He had that same uncharismatic demeanor I find rather blasphemous to the roles played previously by Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore. At least this time, he’d had lighter moments with the villain during their first meeting at the deserted island, made the movie-goers bark out a short laugh more than a couple times.
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I always find the Bond villians disturbingly unique, this one was not an exception. This latest one, though, falls under a different category- the disgruntled former MI6 employee category. Javier was perfect for the role and his coldness made me feel chills running down my spine.I thought I wanted to see more of half-Cambodian Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe. But I will surely miss Judi Dench as M. Bond movies will never be the same without Judi Dench 😦
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The Plot– I appreciated the plot this time compared to the two previous ones Craig did because this one was not about his lovelife but about Bond’s family and history. I thought it was pathetic of the writers to minor on the Bond charm and capitalize on the vulnerability of M (as played by Judi Dench). They even had to kill M to make me say ‘I wonder what’s gonna happen next?’!!!!
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The Soundtrack- What can I say, Adele’s hoarsely ‘SkyFall’ serenade was just awesome. I am not even sure if I should be doing a review of her because I love her and I am biased when it comes to her music 😀 Enclosed is the lyrics of the song in full.
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SKYFALL
This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst againFor this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamed this moment
So overdue, I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
When worlds collide, and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you’ll never have my heart

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Where you go I go,
What you see I see
I know I’ll never be me, without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we’ll stand

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At skyfall

I’m still definitely gonna go see the next Bond movie if only to practise my critique-ing skills and be  contented with being amused by a line or two. But I will definitely miss Judi Dench.

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