Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Late to the party, as usual, but since it's fresh in my mind I wanted to use my Internet-powers to absorb the perspectives of y'all, who are all hoopy froods, and don't you forget it.

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I saw Skyfall for the first time yesterday. I had meant to see it with the boyfriend back when it was first released, but it just didn't happen (and the boyfriend had never seen a SINGLE James Bond film in his life, and I just wasn't sure it was right to start him out with a Daniel Craig. So I made him watch Thunderball).

****SPOILERS**** (for a movie that most, if not all, of you have seen ages ago)

Anyway, I really liked it. I liked the callbacks to the previous films. I was happy to see Q Branch play a significant role in the film. The theme of "Old School vs. New School" was a tad heavy-handed for my taste, but I simply cannot argue with Judi Densch quoting poetry. All arguments in that situation are invalid. I thought the villain was fantastically creepy, and I enjoyed that he looked more offended at the knife in his back than mortally wounded. Ralph Fiennes looks much different with a nose, and skin that is not a pale green. I kept wanting to warn everyone not to trust Voldemort, but he turned out to be an okay guy. I liked Moneypenny, but I'm not sure how I feel about her transition from an ass-kicking field agent to what is essentially a glorified secretarial position. This film went much deeper into Bond's personal life than I was expecting, and I didn't care for it much. I suppose they needed some reason to film in Scotland, though, so I will forgive them.

What did you guys think?

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