JENFLIX – Old Dog, New Tricks in ‘Skyfall’

JENFLIX – Old Dog, New Tricks in ‘Skyfall’

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Provocative, classy and dangerous – James Bond is the epitome of a secret spy with all the toys and bombshell female companions any average guy could ask for.

Bond blockbusters usually have a sharp plot twist, a love interest, and a boat-load of action. However, Skyfall took a different route by focusing on the vindication of 007 when James Bond (Daniel Craig) was presumed dead after a terrible accident while on a mission in Turkey.

When James Bond returns to London, he is questioned whether or not he still has what it takes to be in the field as 007 by M (Judi Dench) along with the rest of MI6.

Though he is older, Bond still prevails.

Skyfall is nostalgia at it’s finest.

The most famous James Bond vehicle, the Aston Martin DBS, made a cameo towards the end of the film along with tidbits of the original 007-theme tune.

The film lacked a clever twist at the end.

Skyfall had a basic good versus evil plot. Throughout the film you anticipate an untold truth to be revealed but you realize that you have been teased. Even though you are not left with a cliffhanger, you still want to know more about what happened to Bond after the death of his parents when he was a young boy at Skyfall – his remote childhood home in Scotland.

Skyfall set the stage for the next James Bond film by introducing Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris). At the end of the film, Moneypenny accepts the position as new M’s (Ralph Fiennes) secretary.

Overall, Skyfall introduced a new image of James Bond with a classic twist. The villain will always be different but James Bond will always be provocative.

Jennifer Crist
Online Editor