‘Skyfall’ shoots up the charts


The twenty-third Bond movie, Skyfall, was released on Friday and met viewers high expectations through an action packed two and a half hours of chase scenes and bits of romance.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond series, each being unique but having a similar plot line and famous taglines such as “shaken, not stirred.”

Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench as M, was about a former MI6 agent who tries to kill Bond and M.

Freshman Brooke Miller commented, “I really liked Skyfall because it had so much action, it always kept my attention.”

The plot begins in Turkey, where a list of names of MI6 agents is stolen by enemies and Bond is thought to be killed trying to regain possession of the list. After resurfacing within MI6,  Bond must go through physical and mental tests before he can go into the field again. Although he fails all of these tests, M protects his pride, and sends him into the field in search of the lists regardless.

Bond soon discovers that the person who has the lists is a former MI6 agent, named Raoul Silva, who merely used the lists as a way to lure Bond into a trap. Bond is a quick thinker however, and ends up capturing Silva, and takes him to MI6 headquarters in London.

Silva then escapes, threatening to attack M and any other part of MI6. After a near death escape, M and Bond flee to Scotland, in the infamous Aston Martin for hiding before  being confronted by Silva.

Miller stated, “The ending was really intense, but I knew Bond would survive so they could make another movie!”

Although this movie was quite long, it was well worth it and always was able to hold the audience’s attention, with so many action scenes and great stunts.

5/5 stars

Runtime: 2 hrs 23 mins

Rating: PG-13