Arriving amidst a blizzard of marketing and publicity the likes of which has rarely been seen, it’s some sort of miracle that Skyfall delivers the goods. Despite worrying surface similarities with Die Another Day – Bond put out of action during the pre-credits sequence, overt nods to earlier films in the franchise – this film doesn’t make the same mistake of thinking bigger is better. Skyfall is arguably the most personal entry yet in Daniel Craig’s run, and perhaps (with the possible exception of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) the series as a whole. Director Sam Mendes brings a gently melancholic perspective to cinema’s most famous spy, where Bond is on the backfoot for much of the time and only has drink and an old-fashioned sense of duty to keep him company.
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