Skyfall is a rather unique specimen in the 007 franchise. While it is the third installment with Daniel Craig playing the coveted role of James Bond, and the 23rd Bond film overall, Skyfall feels more like a true Bond reboot than its predecessor Casino Royale and the disappointing follow up Quantum of Solace. This is not to say that Casino Royale was not a great Bond film; it is one of my favorites. However, it focused simply on Craig as Bond. However under the hands of director Sam Mendes, Skyfall beautifully blends character, plot, action, and gadgets in a film that come to prove why James Bond has been on screen for the last fifty years.
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Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy have recently become highly successful books; so much so, that they were signed on for both a Swedish and American adaptation (the American adaptation of which this review is on is directed by David Fincher of “The Social Network” fame). While I haven’t had any experience with either the book or Swedish film, I can safely say that this film is excellent on its own merits, and definitely warrants the attention of anyone who wants a well-designed suspense thriller.