Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
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Although this Bond had a stellar cast [Judi Dench as M, Javier Bardem as Silva, Ralphe Fiennes as Gareth Mallorey, Albert Finney as Kincade plus Daniel Craig starring as James Bond), was stunningly filmed on location in exotic locales, has all kinds of forward thinking technology, terrific action breath taking sequences, I still found it disappointing. What was lacking was a cohesive plot and script.
For example, the computer genius villain, Silva, shows off to Bond how he can cause apocalyptic chaos anywhere in the world with the push of a button on his computer. Silva concocts this elaborate plan to draw Bond to his secret island, someplace off Asia no less, so that he, Silva, can be captured and taken to London. While there, the British agents are trying out how to break into Silva’s computer and meanwhile release his evil virus that unlocks his prison cell and allows him access to the London Underground. Silva vanishes disguised as a British Bobby. LOL! He meets up with his cronies who are similarly disguised and they drive by Westminster where there is a hearing for M, who is Silva’s real target. They go in and gun everybody down until Bond comes to the rescue. Now I ask, you. Why would a guy with so much computer genius not just push a button on the other side of the world to accomplish this???? Why use a computer virus just to do a drive by? Why not just enter the country using a disguise and fake ID and do the drive by? It doesn’t make sense any way you look at it. Also, have the British police/security not heard of bullet proof vests?
None of the scenes in the movie stand up to much rigorous thought at all. But I will spare you further analysis and you can take my word for it and just be prepared when you see the movie so that you will not be as disappointed as I was.
But, there were stunning visuals as in the first photo which was a scene in Shanghai where Bond chases down an assassin in a glass wall building. Reflections off of the glass windows were artfully captured.
There was an action sequence in the movie’s opening that included a motorcycle chase across roof-tops in Turkey that made me wish I was there shopping! LOL! Anyhow, it looked like fun! In addition, there were location shots of London and Scotland that will make you long for travel!
There was also Bond booty:
Plus a somewhat gay interlude with Javier Bardem that was very interesting.
But not as hot in my opinion as the torture scene from the first Daniel Craig Bond movie, Casino Royale:
I wanted so badly to love this film. I looked at all of the tremendous acting potential being wasted and thought what a shame! This one is full of exotic locales, glitz, explosions, gunfire and body count, and love for Mother England. But it was dragged down by tremendous plot holes and a terrible script. Watch it brain dead and you are sure to love it!
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.