Skyfall Movie

27th October 2012
    

Bond, James Bond is back, this time with director Sam Mendes behind the lense and he gives us a classic James Bond, a James Bond we can be proud of.

A lot happens in this film that you can’t really speak about without spoiling things so I will try and give you a non-spoiler review.

The best way to think of this movie is as a prequel to all previous Bonds, which is a strange way to think about it given it’s obviously not set in the past and can’t really be a prequel as they aren’t going to remake all the Bond movies are they…are they?

Mendes sets up a lot of previous Bonds with this one movie and does more than a nod back to times gone by including bringing back a classic car alongside some classic music.

We get fantastic performances from Daniel Craig and Judy Dench and of course Javier Bardem who puts in a great turn as a classic Bond villain. With the setting up and performances Mendes brings us we do end up losing some of the action we’ve had before.

You do get the opening action sequence a car chase and a few explosions but this isn’t in the same action league as previous Bonds. The film doesn’t suffer for that but it’s up to you if you think the franchise does.

You’ll have noticed I’ve used the word ‘classic’ a lot because there’s no other word to describe this, Mendes gives us a really classic Bond set in modern times. And for the ladies, my girlfriend says ‘yum’ to Daniel Craig. Men we get a bit short changed on the Bond girl front, that’s the modern side of things kicking in.

THE QUICK SELL
Bond, James Bond is back, this time with director Sam Mendes behind the lense and he gives us a classic James Bond, a James Bond we can be proud of.

RELEASE DATE
26th October 2012

DIRECTED BY
Sam Mendes

WRITTEN BY
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Running Time:
2h 23min

Certificate:
12A

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US Box Office

#Title
1

Bad Boys for Life

2

Dolittle

3

1917

4

Jumanji: The Next Level

5

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

6

Just Mercy

7

Little Women

8

Knives Out

9

Like a Boss

10

Frozen II

UK Box Office

#Title
1

1917

2

Little Women

3

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

4

The Gentlemen

5

Jumanji: The Next Level

6

Jojo Rabbit

7

Frozen 2

8

Spies In Disguise

9

Cats

10

Knives Out

US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Bad Boys for Life

$59,175,00013,775$59,175,000
2

Dolittle

$22,530,00014,155$22,530,000
3

1917

$22,140,00043,612$76,756,984
4

Jumanji: The Next Level

$9,565,00063,323$270,477,975
5

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$8,374,00053,058$492,019,801
6

Just Mercy

$6,000,00042,457$19,612,643
7

Little Women

$5,910,00042,503$84,401,052
8

Knives Out

$4,300,00081,667$145,977,387
9

Like a Boss

$3,840,00023,081$16,923,588
10

Frozen II

$3,717,00092,080$464,868,690

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

1917

£7,446,3021683£7,446,302
2

Little Women

£2,018,2803700£13,215,006
3

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

£1,824,6074638£54,892,354
4

The Gentlemen

£1,719,7362503£5,967,374
5

Jumanji: The Next Level

£1,691,9015589£30,988,078
6

Jojo Rabbit

£1,029,0722539£4,287,575
7

Frozen 2

£784,3618584£51,266,979
8

Spies In Disguise

£682,5963547£5,216,299
9

Cats

£434,7434492£11,212,492
10

Knives Out

£345,4837283£12,231,764