VIDEO: Everything Wrong With SKYFALL In 4 Minutes Or Less

Greatest Bond movie ever? Wellll, you might change your mind after watching the latest "everything wrong with" vid from the lads over at Cinema Sins. They are nit-picky bastards, but they're also pretty funny! Check out their take on Sam Mendes' Skyfall..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/31/2013
Well, Cinema Sins really go to town on Skyfall here. As usual they go a bit overboard with the criticisms, but also as usual, it's hard to argue with some of them!



After an operation in Istanbul ends in disaster, James Bond is missing and presumed to be dead, and the identities of every active undercover MI6 agent are leaked onto the internet. In the aftermath, questions are raised over M's ability to run the Secret Service, and she becomes the subject of a government review over her handling of the situation. When the service itself is attacked, Bond's sudden reappearance gives M the pretext she needs to seek out Raoul Silva, a dangerous villain claiming a personal connection to both of them – but as he follows a trail from London to the South China Sea, Bond soon finds his loyalty to M challenged over secrets from her past.


Skyfall is out now in Blu-ray and DVD.









Source: Cinema Sins
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Odin - 3/31/2013, 3:26 PM
This is over month old.
KNIGHT3000 - 3/31/2013, 3:31 PM
Best Bond film since Goldeneye
AsianVersionOfET - 3/31/2013, 3:36 PM
Hated this movie. May as well have called it "The Dark Knight: Crappy Remake with 007". Casino Royale is leagues above this crap.
Jollem - 3/31/2013, 3:36 PM
casino royale
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goldeneye
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skyfall
Datalore - 3/31/2013, 3:44 PM
This is not even nit-picky. It's stupid. Lemme guess, when they do Man Of Steel, they're going to say "Yeah right, like a man could actually FLY."
CavEl - 3/31/2013, 3:49 PM
I didn't watch it yet, but I bet I won't even chuckle once and by the end of it all I'll be upset.
ArthurNumeriano - 3/31/2013, 3:50 PM
This was released a month ago, man... What's next? Everything Wrong With The Avengers?
pro346 - 3/31/2013, 3:52 PM
Casino royale and goldeneye were so much better than skyfall! Martin Campbell should direct again! Skyfall felt like all the action scenes were just just cut down to nothing.
RorMachine - 3/31/2013, 3:52 PM
No, we posted that..never posted this one.
CavEl - 3/31/2013, 3:55 PM
-_-...STOP IT, ROR!!! Stop posting these guys, they're not FUNNY or being clever!
CavEl - 3/31/2013, 3:57 PM
Product placements are a movie flaw?
InfiniteMonkey - 3/31/2013, 3:59 PM
Love this movie...oops gotta go poop.
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 3/31/2013, 4:02 PM
I agree, this shit still isn't funny. Next up...everything wrong with the Hulk TV show?!?!
ArtisticErotic - 3/31/2013, 4:05 PM
Every movie has flaws. Please stop posting these unfunny videos.
BrickWall - 3/31/2013, 4:06 PM
I'm waiting for someone to do a video on everything wrong with the pricks at CinemaSins. Someone needs to tell these chumps their 15 minutes is up.
storyteller - 3/31/2013, 4:15 PM
I think the object of the videos isn't to point out plot holes but point out either trivia or random things that may pop up during viewing. This is not a review or serious nitpicking. It's more of a parody.
thewonderer - 3/31/2013, 4:31 PM
[frick] these videos
Brady1138 - 3/31/2013, 4:35 PM
I really hate these.
ComfortablyNumb - 3/31/2013, 4:37 PM
Dude these videos are [frick]ing gay.
Canon108 - 3/31/2013, 4:50 PM
Shame they won't do Avengers...it would be two hours long :)
BB52 - 3/31/2013, 5:16 PM
to everyone whos complaining about the nitpickiness of this video: isnt this what virtually all of you guys did to the dark knight rises?
marcvader1 - 3/31/2013, 5:46 PM
People are calling Skyfall "greatest Bond movie ever"? Really?
marvel72 - 3/31/2013, 5:46 PM
i think these videos are quite funny in places.
Jollem - 3/31/2013, 5:49 PM
Phlegmbot - 3/31/2013, 5:50 PM

I don't disagree that there were PLENTY of things wrong w/the movie, but nearly everything they list is quite ridiculous. There's nothing "wrong" about a product placement and suspension of disbelief in a Bond movie.

Pointless video.

BTW, for those who DIDN'T like SKYFALL, the reason I personally liked it as much as I did is that it cleverly (in spite of several plot holes) gave us an origin story of the movie version of James Bond. The fact that everything -- including the previous movies -- led up to what is basically the 1962 James Bond is absolutely a brilliant twist.
marvel72 - 3/31/2013, 5:51 PM
@ SotoJuiceMan

i agree with everything you said,you are 100% spot on.
GenerationX - 3/31/2013, 6:35 PM
Everything wring with Skyfall:......nothing
mgeoff88 - 3/31/2013, 7:27 PM
I thought Skyfall was great! It was very character driven and the climax was all-out action.

We learned about James Bond's parents, he faced a psychotic ex-MI6 agent(Javier Bardem was terrifying), the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 made a comeback, it had a classic Bond movie feel, and the new Q was fantastic!

1. Skyfall
2. Casino Royale
3. Goldeneye
4. Goldfinger
5. From Russia with Love
6. The Spy Who Loved Me
AsianVersionOfET - 3/31/2013, 10:57 PM
I seriously can't get over how shitty Skyfall is. Just everything, from the dialogue to the plot, [frick]in terrible. Technically it was good though (cinematography, sound, etc.)
breakUbatman - 3/31/2013, 11:28 PM
You know what I love about Skyfall is where it takes the franchise. At the end of the movie James Bond and MI6 became "James Bond and MI6" but there was never any doubt that Daniel Craig was Bond even though he grew as a character.

Unlike Webb's approach to Spidey

GenerationX - 3/31/2013, 11:57 PM
AsianET get ocer it...you couldn't do any better of a job so stop bitching
Superpotts - 4/1/2013, 12:09 AM
The good parts of Skyfall consist of the last five minutes with the classic MI6 and the Adele tune.
GURILLAPUD - 4/1/2013, 1:26 AM
I gotta watch this movie again, wasn't that great the first time around.
Chewtoy - 4/1/2013, 8:26 AM
The video nails the biggest problems with the film, and they're not nit-picks... The plot doesn't make any sense. The reveal that the bad guy planned to get caught doesn't make a lick of sense. The whole sequence of events is absurd unless he's a time traveler like Bill and Ted who could set everything up to be there when he needed it. And then Bond's plan is to take M to the middle of nowhere with no weapons and then have Q intentionally lead the villain there, but not send weapons or reinforcements or any help whatsoever.

Chewtoy - 4/1/2013, 8:43 AM
Hell, the video didn't even come close to everything wrong with the plot. Why would there exist a list of every undercover agent everywhere to begin with, and how did it end up in a laptop's hard drive in Turkey? Shouldn't it be buried deep in MI6, and if its already in Turkey, why would you assume its the only copy out there? Why the hell would anyone need to physically steal the hard drive in the age of digital communication, especially since it was all being done by a master hacker with unlimited resources? Once the list was compromised, why did MI6 think that the only agents in danger were the ones posted on YouTube? "Oh, it's okay... We have another week before he posts the next five names. I'm sure we can take him at his word, and not worry that he contacted the terrorist groups that we infiltrated directly."

The [frick]ing Information Age does not work this way... Stolen electronic documents don't have to be physically handed to a relay man who can be chased. Someone stole the list from MI6, had the time to travel to Turkey, and yet never could have made copies or e-mailed the files to anyone else?
Noble6 - 4/1/2013, 9:59 AM
@fettastic

If you didn't make so many stupid correlations and if I was not so hung over, I would type out a looong response to this explaining why you are a dumb ass.

"Rape" "Magic" ???

You are REALLY reaching here. Try "sex" and "intelligence agency." It is literally there job to have intel.

But of course, you seem like a pretty stand up, reliable guy. I mean, hell, who else is as dedicated a worker as you to type up this giant response to a video you didn't watch AT work. Promotion is in your future.

Sure, though. Like The Avengers, billion dollar grossing films have to have their laggards. What is a good film without it's teeny tiny nit pickers like yourself! Is it too much to ask to watch a film and enjoy it nowadays without having to feel compelled to hate it because it is popular and find ridiculous reasons everybody else should be just like you!?

Cinema is meant to be larger than life AND unrealistic. It is where we go to enjoy something that could almost never exist in our reality. When you start crying about every little detail, you lose that. Try watching any great film from the past several decades; with your mentality, you could not enjoy them for what the are, because you believe it should be so real that it can happen right outside while you are distracted again at work.
ElDarkside - 4/1/2013, 11:19 AM
I actually didn't know that this was influenced by TDKR but after knowing that, there are many similarities between them.

I honestly liked the movie but felt there was nothing new with this story. As someone else pointed out the whole "stolen secret agent list" is taken straight from mission impossible 1.

I don't know how anyone can say skyfall was the best movie of the year...seriously. Just watch this movie after Argo or silver linings play book (which were 2 great original stories and movies) and you will see how much of a retread sky fall was of a ton of different movies...
AgentZero - 4/1/2013, 11:41 AM
Ror Maqchine is working for CinemaSins or is being paid by them to promote his stuff. That's the only logical explanation.

I remember when these guys first posted their Spider-Man video, it was featured on CBM even though nobody knew about them.

Stop with this embarassment RorMachine
Noble6 - 4/1/2013, 4:20 PM
Wow. What a cocky shit. This guy must be really cool at parties.
Noble6 - 4/1/2013, 6:39 PM
@fettastic

"For those saying that it has nothing to do with TDK, both the director and writer have said Skyfall was heavily inspired by TDK. But you'd have to be blind and retarded to not notice the parallels on your own."

-While I do not know this to be true or false, cite your source.

"The movie starts off with a pretty good action scene trying to get a hard drive with undercover operatives names on it. In other words the plot from Mission: Impossible. The credit sequence is great and the song is awesome. Unfortunately it's all downhill from there."

-I believe this also happened in one of the Bourne films. It is not a plot as much as it is a thwart by the villain to distract from the bigger picture. Bardem's character is a sociopath and he only has one goal. To kill M. You can see just how crazy he is in the end when he nearly takes his life along with hers. Believe it or not, more than one intelligence agency may have that information on hand and it is extremely sensitive intel.

"We instantly go into The Dark Knight Returns mode. Batman....er I mean Bond.....is retired, but hating being retired. He is hollow inside and unfulfilled. Then he sees on TV that a new terror has attacked Gotham....er I mean London, and returns. Jim Gordon....er I mean M, walks into her home to find Bond standing in the shadows."

-Bond is not retired. He is "dead." He is pissed M didn't trust him to finish the job so he has not felt a need to return to his duty. He does not "hate" being away, but you can see that he longs for something else, like you said, hollow and unfulfilled. All Bond knows is his job. That is his life. Anything else makes him feel useless. As for your correlation on a Batman cartoon... Who cares. If you look hard enough, you can draw from many other films and explain how it has already been done before.

"Bond's aim is completely [frick]ed during testing. He then decides to do something that hasn't occurred to him to do in all those months of sheer boredom...remove the poison bullets from his shoulder. These shards magically bring up a guy's picture on the computer, which Bond identifies."

-Bond's aim is completely [frick]ed AFTER testing. Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace Bond could have shot the scotch off Severine's head. This has nothing to do with the leftover bits of shrapnel in his shoulder that I assume he left in until he could get them analyzed. I do not recall them being poison but I do know they were made of specific material known to be used by a few known hit men. Magic? MI6 has intel on people all over the globe. I would call this them doing there job, not magic.

"Bond again by magic, is able to locate this person immediately despite the fact he is an off-the-grid assassin who travels the world with fake ID. Bond follows this guy and waits until he shoots somebody to tackle him. Bond spends the entire film failing. This is his second big failure by letting this guy die."

-Again, what you confuse for magic is simply just based on intel. MI6 obviously tracks MANY people and keeps tabs on them. You think one man can easily avoid an entire government espionage agency? They tracked him down to his next mission where Bond was sent to intercept. As for Bond letting the hitman kill his target, it was not his mission to save a life. Why the man in the window was a marked target is not known, however, what good would intervening be? Another hitman would be sent. He waits for the killer to hit his mark and then recklessly takes him out. At this point in the film, Bond is broken and reckless all over. If you ever watch it again, just notice how mission oriented and dark he is. All he cares about is completing the task at hand no matter who has to die. In the past three films with Craig, Bond has been known to be reckless, "difficult to control," etc. You will recall in QoS, "Bond says Slate was a dead end." M replies, "Damnit, he killed him!" Typical Bond.

"But not to worry because he just so happened to have a gambling chip to a casino in his bag.

Bond goes to the casino and cashes in his chip. For some inexplicable reason the teller knows this is a "special" chip from the assassin. But that's not the unforgivably stupid part, that would be that they actually give him the money. They know he isn't the assassin, management is alerted, there's no reason to give him the money....but they do anyway. If he were a cop, they would have confirmed that they hired him for a hit. Wow...pretty stupid!"

-It would be too simple if he just asked the assassin where to go next. That doesn't sound like a Bond movie. There is a dead end and then a lead. The chip, which was likely given from the men or organization that called for the hit, is one of a kind and identities who was hired for the hit. The chip is not a random one off the casino floor. It is to be exchanged at the casino for payment. The teller would know what it is for as she would be told by her employers what to do with it. Nobody knows who the assassin is until he shows up with the chip. He is likely contacted through a third party or referred by a former client. Assassins do not advertise. Now for the common sense part: Nobody knows it is James Bond. As far as anybody knows, he is the hired assassin. The men who intercepted him on his way out would have likely done the same had the real assassin came through. The employer of the assassin would likely want to tie up lose ends and whatnot. He was given the money for obvious reasons; the men who were sent to kill him would have the element of surprise, the "assassin" believing he was safe and not warranting any reason to believe his life is in danger.

"Then the chick comes and tells him how scary the bad guy is. Why she's even talking to him is a mystery, but her words are almost verbatim from the opening scene of The World is Not Enough.

So then he sneaks into her shower to rape her."

-What?? Obviously she works for Silva. Bond knows this. She was likely sent over to speak to him. Keep in mind, Silva has been planning this for YEARS. He knows Bond, inside and out. He knows MI6 inside and out. Bond has a way with women, Silva would know this, so he sends her to meet him, knowing Bond will get her to talk and/or take him to Silva. All part of the plan. Silva predicted Bond's moves before he made them, as would any one of the greatest men and women in espionage. That is their job. Predict the unpredictable. Also, it looked pretty consensual to me...

"Ok, now it gets really, REALLY [frick]ed up. They sail to an island together, an abandoned island. Now the story goes that Bardem did some computer thingee that told the residents there was like a chemical leak or something....and everyone left. No emergency workers, no military presense...they just left. Apparently governments just completely abandon land masses because of a computer alert. Sure. Oh and for some reason all the residents apparently blew everything up as they left because it's bombed out all to [frick]."

-Remember Chernobyl? One cannot see radiation but if one was told lethal levels were in the vicinity, I would assume they would GTFO. Silva is a genius on certain levels in that he took the island, likely in the 90s (hence what you said is bombings; likely just years of wear and tear from being unkept), by making them believe a disaster had occurred on the island. Not too hard to believe if you have the resources to pull it off. This island was extremely small and likely had a very low presence of government and no military; a small population of people on an island. They really do exist; tiny countries on islands, mostly third world. It's not like he took a Hawaiian island.

"So Bardem gets all gay on Bond....and Bond...gets gay back? odd choice. Now here's where people really start comparing this character to the Joker. Flambouyant dress, dyed hair,a [frick]ed up mouth and odd cadence to his speech. Hmmmm....where have we seen this before?"

-Silva is blonde. Javier Bardem had his hair died for the role. So we're comparing apparel and speech to the Joker now? Bardem has a singular mission. The Joker just wanted destruction and mayhem. I think you watch too much Batman; that's all you compare to...

"Then we have the shooting match. Bond is given a gun with one bullet. He knows he can't shoot for shit. So he shoots at the girl. When Bardem kills the girl, Bond says "That's a waste of good scotch", kind of a [frick]ed up thing to say about a girl you just came in. So then Bond, without a gun, kills everyone around him with perfect aim, except bardem of course, who is arrested."

-(Opinion) Bond exhibits behaviors similar to that of a serial killer. Bear with me; we learned in Skyfall that his parents died when he was very young while James was there. Suffering a traumatic experience like that can have life altering implications. Like Dexter Morgan, he channels that darkness into his duty and for the protection of his country. I am saying this because he has never showed any care for a woman dying other then Vesper, the only woman he ever loved. Three women have died because of him in the past three films: Dryden's wife strangled in the hammock, Fields covered in oil, and Severine shot by Silva. Bond has consistently given zero [frick]s. Lastly, all the men were at close range, Silva didn't put up a fight because it is what he wanted. Random henchmen versus 007? Bond wins every time.

"So now we have the Joker interrogation scene in which we kick off the plot of The World is Not Enough. In M's past, she made a decision that harmed Bardem, so he wants revenge on her personally."

-In no way is this similar to the Joker interrogation scene from TDKR.

"It is revealed that Bardem wanted to be caught, although instead of like in TDK where Joker wanted access to Lau, there appears to be no reason whatsoever for Bardem to get caught. He doesn't gain anything by doing it. The only thing he accomplishes is...opening the [frick]ing doors. Then he somehow kills several armed guards....with karate chops? By biting them?"

-One guard. Bond did it a few scenes earlier without a gun. Why can't Silva? It is all part of the show. Silva, as I stated earlier, is a sociopath. He wants to demonstrate his power. He wants to humiliate MI6; that is why he wanted to get caught. He does the same to Q branch by outsmarting the boy genius.

"So then the Joker....I mean Bardem, dresses up like a beat cop to make a public assassination attempt on a public official. He then escapes by using a remote controlled explosion. Yeah."

-Years in advance. He has been planning this act for YEARS. Every little detail, including what time a train would be coming through the tunnel where he had previously rigged a bomb, knowing (as I said earlier, predicting all of Bond's move, except his last) Bond would catch up to him--hell, he even left the door open. Might as well have left a trail of bread crumbs. ALL in an attempt to humiliate Bond, M, and MI6. Silva sees himself above them and wants to demonstrate it in the most lucrative ways possible.

"Not whacky enough? Well buckle up buttercups! Bond decides that the best way to protect M is....to get her as far away from all resources as possible so that he can fight off Bardem's army single handedly! yeah, that makes total sense! So they go to his family house which for some reason is located 100 miles from the nearest grocery store (that must be convenient). Bardem is led there by...."placing clues only he could follow". Ummm......okay. Oh and Bond's old caretaker is there inexplicably. I mean...he obviously hasn't been doing any caretaking of the place because it's a shithole, the [frick] is he doing there? How the hell did he even get there since there's no vehicle?"

-This is the point in the film where Bond brilliantly turns the tables on the always-one-step-ahead Silva. By doing the unpredictable, Bond forces Silva out of his element and into the unknown and unpredictable. Silva has obviously infiltrated levels of the government and right now, Bond, M, MI6 may not know the extent of his resources. By taking her far away from the city, they remove that bit from the equation. Bread crumbs. Like Silva, Bond left a trail only he could find (i.e. possible GPS tracker/cell phone/LoJack/who cares). Q makes the traces small enough that Silva can find them but not large enough that he would suspect he is being played. Now the caretaker; I'll take one out of your Batman playbook, fettastic. Skyfall Lodge is still owned by James Bond. Remember when Bruce Wayne came home from college in Batman Begins? Alfred was still there, everything was covered as it were; prevent dust and whatnot. As for his method of transportation; I did not know there wasn't a garage. You may actually have a good point!

"So Bardem's army shows up and the helicopter starts shooting the place up just like Commando, Lethal Weapon 3, Iron Man 3 and plenty of other films. This is Bond's BESTEST PLAN EVAH!

Let's see, what did Bruce Wayne do when the villain attacked his family manor? Oh yeah a secret passage! TA DAH! This house out in the middle of [frick]ing nowhere ALSO has a secret passage outside!"

-Wait. Other films have gunship choppers too?! Call the press! This OLD manor does indeed have a passage leading from the home to the chapel. It was likely installed during a time of war and used for situations of duress. For example: When Bond hid in there as a child while his parents were murdered. Oh no, another movie has a secret passage in a house?! This just can't be a coincidence. I think you're on to something...

"Wait....could this film get any more retarded? Why YES it could! We now have the head of MI6 waving a flashlight around in the dark so the enemy knows exactly where she is! Yes, WELL PLAYED! I mean, I can see why they needed the light, it's not like there was a [frick]ing huge house on fire nearby or anything."

-The caretaker had the flashlight. Not his best moment. But also, not M.

"not retarded enough for you? How about James Bond CHOKING A GUY OUT UNDERWATER? You know....so that he couldn't breath. *facepalm*"

-Ever been in a choke hold? Probably not, you seem like the type who only has balls when he is anonymous and randomly provoke others to make up for the lack of recognition you get in reality. Being in a choke hold does not only restrict breathing, but also slips the victim into unconsciousness.

"Prepare yourself for Worst. Death. Ever. as Bond chucks a knife into the guy's back and finishes off his fail-o-rama with the death of M.

Top it all off with the fact that the hard drive IS STILL MISSING! And nobody seems to give a [frick]!"

-Sorry it wasn't like the Joker's death so you could compare to Batman some more. If you were paying attention, the hard drive was what set Silva's plan into motion. He cared little for revealing agents. His mission was to get caught. The drive was likely at Silva's base of operations that MI6 shut down. This detail was not integral to the film nor it's plot.

If a film took the time to explain EVERY minute detail, it would be dry. Some people cannot keep up and begin to question films that don't spoon food them the facts. It is a bit like explaining a joke; it looses it's taste. A movie is more enjoyable when it challenges you and makes you think, IMHO, instead of just throwing it out the window because you couldn't figure out how Bond tied his shoes. Thanks for pissing me off enough to write this; now I want to go watch it again.


Sincerely,

A Humble Cricket

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