I went to the movies last night. I watched Skyfall, the new James Bond movie for those who don’t know. Now I normally watch this with my best sis Amanda but wasn’t able to this time>>>sorry girl!
What I am used to from the Bond movies is a lot of sophisticated animalistic sex appeal mingled with exotic locations, beautiful women, fashion, and of course danger and thrills, crime and action. I walked out of the theatre a little let down last night. Not a whole lot but a little. Skyfall was just different from the previous Bond movies I’ve come to love. It was an excellent film. I’m not bashing it in the least. I just didn’t feel as though it held to the nature of James Bond.The setting for the movie is ‘shit happens…to everybody.” And it was. Bond’s world was crumbling. His boss M’s world was disintegrating. MI6 was collapsing. To show evidence of Bond’s world going to hell, he appeared unshaven and old, drunk and living life as though he didn’t care about crap. I didn’t like the old look but they refreshed him a bit later…but still the look of the old man lingered. This wasn’t fitting in my reality as Craig is a year younger than Roger Moore in his first Bond movie.