POLL: What Did You Think Of SKYFALL?

It's been out in the UK for over two weeks, but Sam Mendes' Skyfall FINALLY hit North American theatres this past weekend to record breaking box office numbers and an 'A' CinemaScore. So, what exactly did YOU all think of the film? Here's your chance to decide!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/12/2012

With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% ("Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date"), Skyfall is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2012 and perhaps the most praised instalment in the 50 year old franchise yet. It also looks set to be the first James Bond movie to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, but despite all these accolades, it's far more important to us to learn what YOU guys thought of Skyfall. So, all you have to do is cast your votes below and then be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place! The results will follow in a few days time...








Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.


STARRING:

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as ?????
Judi Dench as M
Ralph Fiennes as ?????
Albert Finney as ?????
Naomie Harris as Eve
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Ben Whishaw as Q

RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012 (UK) November 9th, 2012 (US)


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Hellsboy - 11/12/2012, 3:45 PM
the movie was epic..nuff said
TheOneAboveAll - 11/12/2012, 3:47 PM
It is one of the best James Bond movies I have ever seen. It is in my top 10 :D
third3ye - 11/12/2012, 3:48 PM
Great movie with some noticeable room for improvement but deserves every penny it's earned thus far.
thamorse - 11/12/2012, 3:49 PM
Loved it. It's up there with Casino Royale.
jimpinto24 - 11/12/2012, 3:49 PM
Skyfall was amazing! By far one of the best James Bond films of all time! 10/10!
MJPETTY7 - 11/12/2012, 3:50 PM
Great tribute to all the other Bond films of the last 50 years. Great job Skyfall team!!!
batraymond - 11/12/2012, 3:53 PM
Great movie. Not just a great BOND movie. Javier Bardem is a great actor who really does Bond villains justice. Daniel Craig is probably the best Bond since Connery. Amazing movie.
primeobjective - 11/12/2012, 4:09 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jingorot - 11/12/2012, 4:10 PM
Best





Bond





Ever

GuardianAngel - 11/12/2012, 4:11 PM
Tied with TDKR for MY favorite film of the year. This is MY opinion, so don't use this as a starting point for debate.
RorMachine - 11/12/2012, 4:20 PM
Went with "not perfect but really enjoyed it". It was prob my favorite Bond movie..after Casino Royale. But the last act was just a bit too shaky for me to give it full marks. The stuff in teh house was just one action cliche after another, and ..

SPOILER SPOILER

the way Silva checked out was almost unforgivable. A knife in the back? Really? He and Bond needed a proper physical confrontation.
cmax - 11/12/2012, 4:33 PM
Loved it.

Though would have preferred Silva killing M in cold blood rather than her bleeding out... but still it was an awesome movie.
AC1 - 11/12/2012, 4:48 PM
@Ror no they didn't. Silva and Bond would be too equal for a fist fight, Bond had to exploit Silva's insane obsession with M. The only reason Bond beat him was because he caught him off guard - Silva probably would have succeeded fully otherwise.
Azazel1 - 11/12/2012, 4:48 PM
@Ror-Couldn't disagree more. The film was always about Silvia and M, this was the confrontation the film was leading to and the film did it almost perfectly, Silvia putting the gun to M's head and telling her to kill both of them. Bond and Silvia having some sort of physical confrontation would have been a different film.
AC1 - 11/12/2012, 4:49 PM
I can't tell whether I liked this more or less than Casino Royale... I'd consider both as my favourite Bond films, but keep changing my mind over which I prefer...
RorMachine - 11/12/2012, 5:00 PM
I'm sorry, Bond vs Bond-villain yes? That's how it works. I get that M was Silva's obsession and that was what drove his arc, but that doesn't mean Bond needed to dispatch him so quickly..and let's face it easily. Purely from a narrative standpoint I felt it was lacking.
Azazel1 - 11/12/2012, 5:05 PM
They had already had Bond vs villain and Bond outsmarted him. He won. Silvia had already lost by the time he reached M, he was finished he knew this the knife to the back was awesome. Casino Royal had no Bond vs Le Chiffre physical confrontation at the end either. You mention cliches? That would have been really cliche.
SmellofDuty - 11/12/2012, 5:07 PM
Wow! I would've figured it'd be unanimous I LOVED SKYFALL!
AC1 - 11/12/2012, 5:11 PM
Azazel makes a good point about Le Chiffre, Ror. Plus, Bond is meant to be a blunt instrument used by the government - he's a tool used to kill people the government doesn't agree with. It made more sense for him to quickly kill Silva on many levels, including it being more about M and Silva than Bond and Silva, outsmarting him being Bond's only advantage, and not dragging it out unnecessarily. Perhaps there should've been a fight somewhere in the film, but the climax wasn't the place for it - so much other, more important stuff was going on.
RorMachine - 11/12/2012, 5:14 PM
Yeah but Le Chiffre was killed before the end, there was another story to drive the finale. Seeing the hero and villain kick seven shades out of each other is not cliche in an action movie, it's fan service. I'm glad you liked the knife in the back but I hated it. And all those silly groans and valley girl noises from Silva didn't help either! Plus, why didn't he shoot the old Scottish git? Suddenly he has qualms about taking innocent life and just fires a warning shot? That might be nit picking but when I don't like something (the entire last half hour of the movie) I will tend to do that:)
pintoman - 11/12/2012, 5:15 PM
The results are fascinating. This story was terrible and very un-Bond-like. Plot holes galore...and so many similarities to other films. Dark Knight?
RorMachine - 11/12/2012, 5:16 PM
Ok maybe if they had a face off somewhere else then I'd have accepted the end as it was. It was just disappointing that we hear so much about how great an agent Silva was, and "you don't know fear like him" etc..then what do we actually see him do? Come on to Bond and threaten a pensioner!
Ranger14 - 11/12/2012, 5:24 PM
The movie hasn't even been out a week in the U.S. Don't you think it would make more sense to wait at least a week or two to run a poll, so that more people have the opportunity to see it? Just saying...
abw2 - 11/12/2012, 6:26 PM

I, actually, voted "Other"... Skyfall was very well made and the actors, most definitely did their jobs, which, essentially, was to keep me entertained and to, really, make me feel it when M died (...because I, definitely, did feel it...)... However, I am not, entirely, sure that I could and/or would say that Skyfall was the best Bond movie ever thus far..., with all do respect to the film, as a whole, and the director and the cast, of course... *cool*/P :)

Berean - 11/12/2012, 6:53 PM
@Rormachine. Physical confrontation between Bond and Silva was a non-starter. Silva was a physical wreck after the cyanide and the prolonged torture. He was a different kind of villain. He was clearly breaking down toward the end. Becoming mentally unstable. As time passed he just wanted to close the circle. A suicidal villain does not always want to kill others.
RorMachine - 11/12/2012, 7:29 PM
Nope, Silva was still in peak condition... Or did he call in an air strike to dispatch the two armed guards that were posted to watch him when his cell door opened? it was Bond who was actually a step behind if anything.
BrownandYellowWolvie - 11/12/2012, 8:05 PM
yeah i'm on the "meh it was ok" list.

i don't really get why it's getting such praise. it was good, but i personally find many of the past bond movies to be much better. I like the double-crossing agents, the cool gadgets, the cars (although the vintage Aston in this one was a nice touch, it was short lived). This movie didn't have any of these things, which i feel are a big part of 007. Daniel craig just isn't a suave smooth talker that Bond should be either. I felt it lacking...
UrbanKnight - 11/12/2012, 8:09 PM
Brilliant. Very well written villain, and story.
A sorta intimate Bond film but epic at the same time.
Trademark Sam Mendez handsome looking picture and cinematography.
More psychological character driven than usual. "Deeper".
I couldn't help but to see ALOT of Nolan's TDK in this, thankfully, it worked out great.
Batman and Bond lend themselves to the same tone.
Mendez still left his stamp on this tho.
Ranks higher than Casino Royal IMO, and I loved CR!
virgilswann - 11/12/2012, 9:58 PM
James Bond Rises. Good but not great. Casino Royale was better.
sameoldthing - 11/12/2012, 10:17 PM
Great movie..These Bond films need to be R-rated..its adult themed,let the youth have their cartoons & grown ass men can have NAKED Bond girls & extreme killing or being killed!
sameoldthing - 11/13/2012, 3:42 AM
@Ror (Spoilers ahead loyal readers.)
I disagree,Silva caught those guards by surprise.
If you pay close attention you can see how Silva walks slowly & awkwardly due to his poor condition.
When being chased he surely speeds up but isnt nearly as quick as I imagine he once was.

Bond caught up to him easily & it was only the thug who Bond dispatched after sniping from the building who was a capable combatant.
That guy took all Bond had on the train. In that building Bond was back in top shape due to removal of radiated bullet framents..he was pissed at that guy & showed him the door,er..the window!

Bond would have taken Silva..he was too close to M & so Jimmy gave him a knife in the back.
End Game.
agentmi5 - 11/13/2012, 4:09 AM
Epic fail.
Berean - 11/13/2012, 5:23 AM
@Ror. Just gotta disagree. Silva kills a couple lackeys distracted by security breach. He actually stated that the cyanide "ate his insides". He was always breathing hard in the movie. Harken back to the old Bond movies. There have been other Bond bosses that he does not have physical altercations with. Even Casino Royale, which was awesome. Bond doesn't even kill the eye-bleeder! Someone else does. I think you are being too critical of this movie.
CrowPirate1 - 11/13/2012, 5:44 AM
My fav Bond films are two Connerys and now two Craigs. Russia and Goldfinger, Casino and Skyfall. I am VERY happy this film was made the exact way it was. and OMG, when they pulled out the car from Goldfinger, and the classic Bond music played, I was bouncing in my frickin seat!!!!! I never got to see a Connery film obviously in the real proper theater........ it may be as close to it as i would ever get..

I LOVED IT ALL.. this movie is CLASSIC, and yet.. new and way cool!!!! [I saw it twice this weekend. haha]

Jolt17 - 11/13/2012, 7:44 AM
Not perfect, but only because of a few minor flaws; some of which are hardly specifiable. One of the best Bond films, but maybe not the best of all...about the latter, I'll never be able to decide, actually!

But I really enjoyed it, of course. Craig's still my favorite Bond, Bardem was brilliant, actually a very interesting new Q, (Spoilers!) Fiennes as the new M is simply awesome, and I don't think I need to say more about Dame Judi Dench. Stunning visuals and choreography (the Hong Kong silhouette fight scene is perhaps the perfect example), some cool classic bits (the Aston Martin!), and the music - particularly Adele's theme song - is also a plus.
AC1 - 11/13/2012, 7:49 AM
SPOILER - SPOILER - SPOILER - SPOILER - SPOILER - SPOILER

I nearly cried at the end of the movie. I never cry in movies, so for a Bond movie to almost make me shed a tear... powerful ending. I mean that poor Aston Martin DB5 didn't stand a chance against that helicopter's weapons. Poor defenseless DB5...
Oh, and I guess M dying was pretty sad too. I bet she drove the Aston right through the pearly gates.
Gerrit - 11/13/2012, 8:03 AM
SkyFall was awesome but not as good as Casino Royale, but very close.
marantaz - 11/13/2012, 9:59 AM
It is the Best Bond Ever. And the ending was fine. Bond was a step behind... that was clear throughout the film... he was not at his best. Silva was clever, he was diabolical, and he was an equal to Bond, in the condition Bond was in.. but he was also a seriously f'd up dude, he was Bonds potential future... and he had a serious mommy fixation with M. He'd displayed his mental instability throughout the film as well... he wasn't a world domination guy, he was only out to embarass M and MI6, and his desperation to succeed grew as the film progressed in a plausible way (unlike the Jokers impossible acts of terror). Yeah, it was the best, and the little tributes to the Bonds of the past were great. It will be hard to top this one.

but... now the Bond works for Voldemort ...
marantaz - 11/13/2012, 10:21 AM
oh yeah... mea culpa ... in addition to seeing the IM3 trailer before Skyfall, which was a great thing, I also saw the trailer for the next Les Miserables remake... I may have to apologize to Ann Hathaway. I really can't stand her, she's not attractive to me at all, she's got a huge gaping mouth, and she uses it far to frequently... but if that was her singing in that trailer, wow, that was beautiful... still a dog, but damn that bitch can sing!
MasterApoc81 - 11/13/2012, 2:41 PM
great bond movie .....daniel craig show us he can still play a grittier bond well.....i think he is def top 3 bonds ...though the persona so bond i think pearce brosman did better but action wise craig stills the show
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