Honest Trailers: SKYFALL

As with most big releases, the guys over at "Honest Trailers" have now decided to take a swipe at Sam Mendes' critically acclaimed entry into the James Bond franchise, Skyfall. What do they find fault with? Hit the jump to find out!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/5/2013





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: Out Now.


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Knightrider - 2/5/2013, 11:13 AM
I don't know why I keep watching these, they are quite bad, I guess it is too see what they "pick out" even though half the stuff they pick out is either because they haven't watched the movie probably, or just completely missed the point.

Sorry if comment appears twice had tech issues.
BarackObama - 2/5/2013, 11:15 AM
What does this have to do with comic book movies?

It's not funny, either. No way these guys actually saw the movie.
Seejay - 2/5/2013, 11:23 AM

They put their foot in it this time. Skyfall is good and it is popular.
BackwardGalaxy - 2/5/2013, 11:31 AM
Freakin' hated that movie. Can't believe I have to own it just to complete my collection.
SeaSerpentine - 2/5/2013, 11:33 AM
I am officially done with these videos.
Mystery - 2/5/2013, 11:36 AM
@BattlinMurdock Agreed, these guys are not funny at all, and don't know why the site is keep mentioning them
hayyam - 2/5/2013, 11:37 AM
That's not Hawaii. That's Turkey actually.
What's CNN doing in Turkey? That's just nitpicking. And that's the only thing these guys doing from the beginning. It's getting stupid.
Durf - 2/5/2013, 11:37 AM
God I hate this stupid springboard player bullshit. I can't even watch the vid
Mystery - 2/5/2013, 11:39 AM
To those who can not watch it, trust me, you are not missing out on anything
RorMachine - 2/5/2013, 11:42 AM
This wasn't particularly funny, but they do make some good points. I liked the movie but also thought it was overrated.
Nomis1800 - 2/5/2013, 11:46 AM
MMmhhh..........

No.
Ric - 2/5/2013, 11:54 AM
best part is always "starring ..." so funny names!
Knightrider - 2/5/2013, 11:55 AM
@Yayyam Doesn't matter, finding an English speaking news station in another country is very common, in fact I am to visit a country where at least one bar doesn't have English news channels.

So, knowing Bond he probably visits this bar knowing it has CNN on as despite being in hiding he'll want to know what is happening in the world, as he is never able to fully separate himself no matter how low he tries to sink
Mysterion - 2/5/2013, 12:10 PM
WOW this is their worst one yet. They were digging deep just trying to stretch out a 4 1/2 min video
malschla - 2/5/2013, 12:10 PM
It's fun reading a bunch of comments from people who miss the point of these.

Yes, it is nit-picking. That's the whole theme of their humor. Taking critically or financially successful movies (generally) and finding the silliest parts in them.

If you just relax, enjoy the humor, and don't act like somebody is stabbing your grandmother with a shank made from your wife's femur, you can enjoy them...
Silentman - 2/5/2013, 12:21 PM
oh right, you're gonna make fun of the best film of the year and quite possibly the best bond film to date...

Silentman - 2/5/2013, 12:23 PM
okay the judi dentch frowning the whole time was funny
RadicalDuck - 2/5/2013, 12:38 PM
This video was a pretty poor show all round. The last few just haven't been funny, and come on, criticizing the cinematography?! Its the best I've been for a while, and the dude is up for an Oscar. As I said, poor show.
JoeMomma29 - 2/5/2013, 12:38 PM
The missing hard drive was pretty funny!
Tainted87 - 2/5/2013, 12:54 PM
Guess we forgot the link at the bottom again.
Saintsinnister - 2/5/2013, 2:01 PM
I happen to enjoy these lil videos. That movie is so over rated. I liked the days when Bond had cool gadgets. A radio and Gun? Go funk yourself Q. Also that scene was mad gay.
Ryguy88 - 2/5/2013, 2:06 PM
It would have been better with My Cocaine in it!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/5/2013, 2:08 PM
Seriously this movie is the most over rated movie of 2012. Nothing special at all. Don't even get me started on the gadgets.
SuperSomething616 - 2/5/2013, 2:28 PM
'Sexy voldemort' lol

Although this one did feel a little stretched...wasn't so much a pi$$ take like other ones...probably cause Skyfall is actually that good they found it hard to find any faults to pick on...
Tainted87 - 2/5/2013, 3:22 PM
The hard drive is like a car driven by a suspect. They get the data, and now the hard drive is no longer sought after.

The information had the identities of every deep cover agent out in the field. Silva put it on YouTube, so now what exactly can they do about it?

This video was a waste of time. The movie IS overrated, but it doesn't mean it was in any way bad.
flames809 - 2/5/2013, 3:34 PM
@imadick So tdkr didnt have respect for the characters? So catwomen wasnt catwomen? Or bane wasnt smart and fighting bane? They was true to the characters with there persona and all and how they act. But ya fans keep forgetting all of that just because bane didnt have his tubes or robin wasnt robin.. Yea they change shit up, but all movies do cough cough mandarian being a terrriorst in ironman 3 cough. So lets see what fans will say about tht one.. Oh nothing because is [frick]ing marvel.. Yea because marvel gets all the charater right and dont change anything...
LoudNoises - 2/5/2013, 3:40 PM
I think some people are missing the point of these honest trailers. Of course they exaggerate and leave out important scenes that would otherwise make some of the dumb things they point out make sense. But it's comedy. Doesn't matter if everything they say about the movie is true or not, it's just supposed to make us laugh. I laughed... movie was still good... Skyfall... Done! :p
krylonshadow - 2/5/2013, 3:59 PM
You think they were nitpicking? Skyfall was an awful, boring, overrated movie. No exaggeration on this one. I thought almost all of the same things while watching the movie, and there was PLENTY of time during the movie while nothing was happening on screen for me to realize how awful it was. The only thing they didn't mention is Daniel Craig's awful portrayal of Bond. The man has zero class. #FassbenderForBond
Phlegmbot - 2/5/2013, 5:03 PM
@xcan28 @LoudNoises - thank you for being voices of reason on the board.

I thought Skyfall was pretty incredible (and not b/c Solace was so awful but b/c it brilliantly gave us an origin story of the movie James Bond right down to explaining his sense of humor)...that doesn't mean I don't agree with nearly everything in the 2nd half of this Honest Trailer.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/5/2013, 5:31 PM
imadick
And you are mentioning TDKR to me why?
All this movie was, was an ode to other bond films. It didn't establish itself as a new Bond movie at all. His gadgets were horrible. A pistol and a tracking device.... They made fun of the exploding pen from one of the best of Bond films. The Bond girl had the smallest role in Bond history. Q was around 20 years old, M died and was replaced, Secretary Moneypenny is black and was a field agent, and Silva's death was horrible.
Tainted87 - 2/5/2013, 5:55 PM
@fettastic
I'm saying that's all they CAN do. Consider what you're saying... what does a hard drive contain? FILES. Files are copied and sent every which way. Sure, they're encrypted, but this is Silva - he's a hacker genius. There's really nothing Mi6 can do except pull their agents, which is what they start doing.

I agree with Battlin, it was a great movie on it's own, and for all of its flaws, the good more than made up for it. The only thing that bugged me was how freaking long the climax dragged on... and on. That and Q lacking any and all charisma.
Tainted87 - 2/5/2013, 5:56 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939
M was the Bond girl....
Are you really complaining about Moneypenny being black? Seriously? Sad day for you.
AmazingFantasy - 2/5/2013, 9:05 PM
Good movie, not that funny.
SotNatt - 2/5/2013, 11:30 PM
"A hero so sexually aggressive...isn't he sort of raping that former child prostitute?"

Actually, this characteristic is truer to the James Bond depicted in the series written by Ian Flemming. Anyone who's actually read the books (and I have) would know that James Bond thinks of rape as more of a sexual kink than an act of violence against another human being. Because, as all members of the rape culture believe, it's simply a woman's way of playing hard to get and, eventually, they'll give in, if not enjoy themselves entirely.

That's my biggest problem with James Bond. Not so much the iconic figure of badassery that us Americans have assumed as one of our own iconic Badasses (which is ironic, considering he's British), but the character himself. James Bond is a misogynistic, egocentric, narcissistic, bordering-sociopathic would-be rapist. That's how he comes off in the books.

But it's alright because he cool and suave and Alpha-male. He's, presumably (in the mindset of similar men or men who believe themselves to be similar)what every woman wants and what every man wants to be.

I feel like James Bond is what Ian Flemming wish he'd been in the secret service, to the point that Bond comes off as a "Good ol' Boy" "Can do nothing wrong" Gary Stu.

I feel it only fitting that, in these recent Bond films, M, originally a male character, is played by a woman. I'm not saying it makes up for the blatant misgivings and degradation done to the female gender in all of Bond's creations and adaptations. But it is a pleasant irony that a character once so rooted in sexist behavior is now working beneath the very gender he thinks so little of...

As an aside, the variation is also why I didn't understand why some people were so up-in-arms over Eve Moneypenny being black. So? M was a man, Q doesn't exist in the original novels, and James Bond's hair isn't golden blonde.

Anyway...yeah, there were a lot of plotholes and WTFMakes No Sense moments in Skyfall, but it was a helluva lot better than Solace and, I felt, way more enjoyable than TDKR.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 2/6/2013, 10:04 AM
thank you honest trailers. skyfall WAS ashit film. finally someone agrees.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/6/2013, 3:20 PM
Tainted87
An old lady Bond girl. How sexy.
"and was a field agent." Read the rest of my comment before posting.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/6/2013, 3:24 PM
imadick
Oh, sorry for praising the films in articles that have to do with the film.

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