Our new 16-year-old film blogger Jack Bool reviews Skyfall

It's difficult to believe that it's been four years since the last James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' and for a series that's celebrating its fiftieth anniversary you couldn't ask for a better outing as I personally feel Skyfall is the best James Bond film of all time.

Once again the film stars Daniel Craig as James Bond and as per usual he does a fantastic job. Personally he's my favourite Bond of them all and it's safe to say if you want a typical James Bond movie with all the stereotypical clich�s then this isn't for you. Skyfall is a complete transcend in style for the series as it's noticeably darker and mature as opposed to previous Bond's.

If like me you appreciate a good old fashioned reboot then you'll love this as it is as I said the best Bond film of them all.

Unlike previous instalments Judi Dench's character of M receives far more screen time and although I must admit I've never been a fan of her in the Bond films I had a high tolerance for her in this one, mainly because she had a bit of a backstory and to be honest the story was the driving force behind the entire movie.

The film follows James Bond's loyalty to M being tested when her past comes back to haunt her, MI6 comes under attack and it's up to 007 to track down and destroy the threat no matter how personal the cost is.


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For me in the last few movies there hasn't been much of a presence when it comes to a villain but Javier Bardem's Silva is one of the best Bond villains to come around in years.

As we all know Bardem is an exceptional actor in his own right but in this along with Craig he really does steal the show. In terms of acting and script-writing the movie is exceptional and of course the typical Bond humour is there.

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I was sceptical at first due to the 140 minute running time but the movies so good it goes by in a flash and I must say I was devastated when it finished, but at least we won't have to wait four years for a sequel this time.

The special effects are great and it's a real game changer for the series, it's been pushed in a completely different direction courtesy of director Sam Mendes. The set-pieces and special effects are superb and of course it's undeniable that without them the movie wouldn't be the triumph that it is.

If you go into this movie wanting to see a Roger Moore shaken not stirred type of occasion then forget it as you will be disappointed, accept it for what it is and you can't possibly go wrong as its one of the best films I've seen this year. It completely succeeded my expectations and I would hail it as a complete masterpiece.

The score is brilliant as is ADELE's theme song of the same name and you know you're in for a treat as soon as the movie begins. It's safe to say the era of Daniel Craig has just hit a whole new level as Skyfall is pure cinematic gold and a genially magnificent Bond movie, as a fan who is partial to a bit of change its all you could wish for. A must see for any lover of cinema.

10/10

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