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Skyfall (2012)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 9 November 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 143 min
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  • IMDb page: Skyfall (2012)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 152,154 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 9 November 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 143 min
  • Filming Location: Whitehall, Westminster, London, England, UK
  • Budget: $200,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $245,585,083(USA)(2 December 2012)
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Thomas Newman   
  • Soundtrack: Moonlight
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS | Sonics-DDP
  • Plot Keyword: Chase | Explosion | Train | Shot In The Shoulder | Antique Gun

Writing Credits By:

  • Neal Purvis (written by) &
  • Robert Wade (written by) and
  • John Logan (written by)
  • Ian Fleming (characters) uncredited

Known Trivia

  • This is the 23rd James Bond movie in the EON Productions official series and the 25th theatrically released James Bond film including the spoof Casino Royale and the unofficial Never Say Never Again. It is also the 26th James Bond film if counting the TV episode tele-movie Climax!: Casino Royale. Moreover, Skyfall’s associated video-game, 007 Legends, which has a ‘Skyfall’ mission, is also the 23rd title in its James Bond video-game series.
  • In 50 years of Bond movies, Skyfall is only the second film in which James Bond suffers a gunshot wound. (He is also shot in Thunderball during the junkanoo chase.)
  • This movie is not direct story continuation of the previous two films the way Quantum of Solace followed Casino Royale. Producer Barbara Broccoli said that the series “will go on to other different stories from now on.” However, the reappearance of the QUANTUM organization in later films is still a possibility. Broccoli has said: “I think in some way, he will go after the [Quantum] organization. So in that sense, it may become a trilogy, but we haven’t really structured it that way.”
  • With the use of Quantum of Solace, an original Ian Fleming James Bond story title, there now remains only four unused original Fleming titles that could possibly have been used as a title for this film. These are “The Property of a Lady”, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, “Risico” and “007 in New York” (aka “Agent 007 in New York”). However, none of these were used in favor of the original title, ‘Skyfall’
  • At one point it was rumored that this film would be shot in New York, leading to gossip that it would be based on the Fleming short story “007 in New York;” however, it turned out to be untrue and it appears that New York was never under consideration. Other rumors claimed that Israel would be used for several Bond films; that turned out to be false as well. A rumor that filming would take place in India was partially true; they were set to film a number of action scenes in India, but then plans were changed and all location shooting there was canceled.
  • Bond Girls in the movie are played by Naomie Harris as Eve; Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine; Tonia Sotiropoulou as Bond’s Lover; and Elize du Toit as M’s Assistant Vanessa. Actresses Freida Pinto, Olivia Wilde, Rachel Weisz, Esti Ginzburg, Margarita Levieva, Alice Eve, Ana Ventura, Emilia Fox and Ebru Akel were rumored and/or considered to appear as Bond Girls in the movie. Reportedly, ‘Skyfall’ is the first ever James Bond film in the official series where production notes and publicity materials generally refer to the leading actresses in the film as ‘Bond Women’ and not as ‘Bond Girls’.
  • When MGM announced plans to release this film during November 2012, producer Barbara Broccoli said that the series “will go on to other different stories from now on” after the two previous Bond movies. As such, this film is not a direct follow-on from Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. Director Sam Mendes said that ‘Skyfall’ does “not connect” with those two previous Bond movies. Mendes has also stated that the secret criminal organization Quantum from those two films does not feature in ‘Skyfall’.
  • Released in 2012 around late October/November, 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. Previously, Die Another Day was released in the 40th Anniversary year in 2002, Tomorrow Never Dies in the 35th Anniversary Year in 1997, The Living Daylights in the 25th Anniversary Year in 1987 whilst former Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli received the Academy Awards’ Thalberg Award in the 20th Anniversary year in 1982. ‘Skyfall’ world premiered within a couple of weeks of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Dr. No on 05/10/1962. Moreover, a new Bond documentary was made and released to tie-in with and celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the franchise, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, it premiering also on 5th October.
  • ‘Skyfall’ and the previous Bond film Quantum of Solace represent the equal second longest period between films in the Bond film franchise. ‘Skyfall’ was released in 2012 after a four year hiatus from Quantum of Solace equaling the 4 year gap between Casino Royale (2006) and Die Another Day (2002). The gap between films also represents the longest gap in the series without a casting change to the actor playing James Bond. Previous hiatuses between Licence to Kill and GoldenEye (the longest period between films in the franchise) and then between Die Another Day and Casino Royale were both accompanied by casting changes to the actor playing James Bond.
  • Daniel Craig’s third outing playing James Bond. Craig’s first was Casino Royale and his second was Quantum of Solace. The film is Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film not to use an original Ian Fleming story for its title as his first two Bond movies used Fleming titles.

Goofs: Continuity: During the motorcycle chase scene, both Bond and Patrice are seen wearing sneakers – with a clearly visible white rubber band around the soles (to add more grip to their foot-pegs) and NOT dress shoes, like they were using before. This then alternates between the two kinds of footwear during the chase.

Plot: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, bringing MI6 under attack. Full summary »  »

Story: Bond's mission is to keep a computer drive that has a list of British agents from being used against them. He chases the man who has it and they have a brawl on top of a train. Eve, an agent sent to assist Bond has them in her cross hairs but hesitates to take the shot because she might hit Bond but M orders her to take it. She does, and hits Bond who falls into the river and is believed to be dead. A few months later, the British government is upset with MI6 for losing the list; specifically with M. She is told that she'll be allowed to retire but she refuses to leave till the matter is resolved. So she returns to HQ to work on it but as she arrives, there's an explosion. In the meantime, Bond, who is not dead, has been laying low. When he learns of what happened, he returns. And M tasks him with finding the one who has the information. He eventually learns that the man who has it, is someone from M's past and who has it in for her.Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Barbara Broccoli known as producer
  • Chiu Wah Lee known as line producer: China
  • Callum McDougall known as executive producer
  • Andrew Noakes known as co-producer
  • David Pope known as co-producer
  • Gregg Wilson known as associate producer
  • Michael G. Wilson known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Daniel Craig known as James Bond
  • Judi Dench known as M
  • Javier Bardem known as Silva
  • Ralph Fiennes known as Gareth Mallory
  • Naomie Harris known as Eve
  • Bérénice Marlohe known as Sévérine (as Bérénice Lim Marlohe)
  • Albert Finney known as Kincade
  • Ben Whishaw known as Q
  • Rory Kinnear known as Tanner
  • Ola Rapace known as Patrice
  • Helen McCrory known as Clair Dowar MP
  • Nicholas Woodeson known as Doctor Hall
  • Bill Buckhurst known as Ronson
  • Elize du Toit known as Vanessa (M's Assistant)
  • Ian Bonar known as MI6 Technician
  • Gordon Milne known as M's Driver
  • Peter Basham known as Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard
  • Ben Loyd-Holmes known as Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard
  • Tonia Sotiropoulou known as Bond's Lover
  • Wolf Blitzer known as CNN News Anchor
  • David Gillies known as MI6 Assessor
  • James Li known as MI6 Assessor
  • Kenneth Hazeldine known as MI6 Assessor
  • Orion Lee known as Shanghai Barman
  • Dave Wong known as Shanghai Art Collector
  • Tank Dong known as Severine's Bodyguard
  • Roger Yuan known as Severine's Bodyguard
  • Liang Yang known as Severine's Bodyguard
  • Yennis Cheung known as Floating Dragon Cashier
  • Chooye Bay known as Floating Dragon Floor Manager
  • Sid Man known as Floating Dragon Assistant Floor Manager
  • Angela Tran known as Floating Dragon Barmaid
  • Milorad Kapor known as Boat Captain
  • Huw Edwards known as BBC News Anchor
  • Adebayo Bolaji known as Boat Crew
  • Elia Lo Tauro known as Boat Crew
  • Amir Boutrous known as Boat Crew
  • Khan Bonfils known as Boat Crew
  • Nicholas Goh known as Boat Crew
  • John Hodgkinson known as Silva's Isolation Guard
  • Kurt Egyiawan known as Q's Assistant
  • Oliver Johnstone known as Q's Assistant
  • Harry Kershaw known as Q's Assistant
  • Burt Caesar known as Inquiry Member
  • Paul Venables known as Inquiry Member
  • Crispin Letts known as Inquiry Member
  • Kammy Darweish known as Inquiry Member
  • Beatrice Curnew known as Inquiry Member
  • Dominique Anne Jones known as M's Inquiry Assistant (as Dominique Jones)
  • Ross Waiton known as Whitehall Police Guard
  • Jim Conway known as Whitehall Police Guard
  • Jens Hultén known as Silva's Henchmen
  • Michael Pink known as Silva's Henchmen
  • Jo Cameron Brown known as Wife at Tube Station
  • Anthony O'Donnell known as Husband at Tube Station
  • Hannah Stokely known as Tube Driver
  • Wayne Gordon known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Enoch Frost known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Tom Wu known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Jake Fairbrother known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Christopher Sciueref known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Daniel Adegboyega known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Selva Rasalingam known as Silva's Mercenary
  • Joss Skottowe known as Helicopter Gunner
  • Mihai Arsene known as Turkish Businessman (uncredited)
  • Russell Balogh known as MI6 Agent (uncredited)
  • Greg Bennett known as MI6 Agent (uncredited)
  • Carol Bunting known as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Duncan Casey known as MI6 Agent (uncredited)
  • Simon DeSilva known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Kris Dillon Jr. known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Amber Elizabeth known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • David Frost known as Police Armed Response Officer (uncredited)
  • Daniel Harland known as Whitehall Commuter (uncredited)
  • Luke Howard known as MI6 Agent / Mourner (uncredited)
  • Craig Izzard known as London Tourist (uncredited)
  • Joanna Jeffrees known as Whitehall Commuter (uncredited)
  • Alan Low known as Casino Martini Bar Guest (uncredited)
  • Shaun Lucas known as London Tourist (uncredited)
  • Darren Lynch known as Terrorist (uncredited)
  • Katherine Elizabeth McLean known as London Commuter (uncredited)
  • Duncan Meadows known as Isolation Guard (uncredited)
  • Eric Michels known as Cocktail Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Stuart Mulcaster known as Car Driver (uncredited)
  • Benjayx Murphy known as Whitehall and Tube Commuter (uncredited)
  • Mayo Oliver known as Firefighter (uncredited)
  • Santi Scinelli known as London Commuter (uncredited)
  • Senem Temiz known as London Whitehall Commuter (uncredited)
  • Glenn Webster known as Car Driver (uncredited)
  • Dion Williams known as Embedded MI6 Agent (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Sylvia Atkins known as makeup artist: daily
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi known as makeup artist: Javier Bardem
  • Francesca Crowder known as hair stylist
  • Naomi Donne known as makeup designer
  • David Dorling known as crowd hairdresser
  • Lara Dunleavy known as makeup trainee
  • Lucy Friend known as makeup artist
  • Richard Glass known as contact lens optician
  • Alexandra Joyce known as crowd hair trainee: dailies
  • Love Larson known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Claire Matthews known as hair stylist: dailies
  • Donald Mowat known as makeup artist: Daniel Craig
  • Katie Pattenden known as crowd hair assistant: dailies
  • Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore known as contact lens coordinator
  • Andrew Simonin known as crowd hairdresser
  • Zoe Tahir known as hair designer
  • Luca Vannella known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Andrew Ainscow known as props
  • Roxana Alexandru known as draughtsperson
  • John Allen known as carpenter
  • Yasmin Alvarez known as art department work experience
  • Martin Asbury known as storyboard artist
  • Will Ayres known as props
  • Andrew Bennett known as assistant art director
  • Sarah Bick known as art department placement
  • Bilun Bilman known as graphic designer
  • Eray Bintas known as assistant property master
  • Jane Brodie known as assistant to scenic decorator
  • Tim Browning known as concept artist
  • Alex Cameron known as assistant art director
  • Archie Campbell-Baldwin known as art department assistant
  • Oliver Carroll known as draughtsman
  • Joe Cassar known as carpenter
  • Jane Clark known as storyboard artist
  • Fergus Clegg known as assistant set decorator
  • Dean Coldham known as supervising plasterer
  • Deano Harry Coldham known as plaster crew
  • Deano Harry Coldham known as plasterer's apprentice
  • Matt Cooke known as location storeman
  • Rachel Corbould known as petty cash buyer
  • Jim Cornish known as storyboard artist
  • Asli Dadak known as chargehand dressing propman
  • Quentin Davies known as prop storeman
  • Julia Dehoff known as draughtsperson
  • Paul Duff known as head carpenter
  • Scott Elms known as carpenter
  • Jonathan James Evans known as junior propman
  • Gregory Fangeaux known as 3D set designer
  • Jeff Finch known as plasterer
  • James J. Foley known as set dresser
  • Pip Fox known as props
  • Kim Frederiksen known as concept artist
  • Tom Gardner known as trainee props
  • Jack Garwood known as props supervisor
  • Liam Georgensen known as modeller
  • Gavin Gordon known as supervising carpenter
  • Rohan Harris known as paintings
  • Callum Harrison known as art department assistant
  • Paul Hearn known as set dresser
  • Felicity Hickson known as researcher/production designer's assistant
  • Peter James known as on set art director
  • Peter James known as stand-by art director
  • Jones Jesse known as supervising drape
  • Josh Jones known as standby carpenter
  • Thomas Jones known as props mould-maker
  • Rob Jose known as modeller
  • David Ned Kelly known as carpenter
  • Michael King known as production buyer
  • Terry Lambert known as greensman
  • Merixell Lombana known as art department assistant
  • Mary Mackenzie known as assistant art director
  • Tony Marks known as carpenter
  • Blake Maslin known as greensman
  • Richard Mccarthy known as hod plasterer
  • Lily McLean known as art department work experience
  • Sonny Merchant known as stand-by prop: second unit
  • Eddie Murphy known as carpenter
  • Kate Murray known as props
  • Craig Narramore known as senior prop modeller
  • Cleo Nethersole known as drapesmaster
  • Sophie Newman known as assistant set decorator
  • Will Newton known as junior draughtsman
  • Jonathan Norman known as props
  • Cihan OZSUMER known as art & construction department assistant
  • Paul Pattison known as art department work experience
  • Lewis Peake known as art department assistant/work experience
  • Heather Pollington known as lead graphic designer
  • Alessandra Querzola known as set decorator: second unit
  • Katie Ralph known as assistant buyer
  • Adam Rashbrook known as stagehand
  • Isona Rigau known as art department placement
  • Chris Rosewarne known as concept artist
  • Luke Sanders known as art department dailies
  • Christian Short known as chargehand propman
  • Anna Skrein known as art department coordinator
  • Nick Smith known as carpenter
  • Codrina Spataru known as props
  • Mia Summerville known as props buyer
  • Jason Torbett known as second unit stand-by prop
  • Emma Vane known as draughtsman
  • Toby Wagner known as props
  • Wolfgang Walther known as stand-by rigger
  • Amanda Ward known as props
  • Amanda Ward known as props
  • Clive Ward known as hod painter
  • Jake Wells known as chargehand dressing propman
  • Ian Whiteford known as greensman
  • Buddie Wilkinson known as stand-by propman
  • Jamie Wilkinson known as property master
  • Simon Wilkinson known as supervising chargehand stand-by propman
  • Helen Xenopoulos known as assistant art director
  • Baris Yikilmaz known as chargehand dressing propman
  • Ian Zawadzki known as stand-by painter: Turkey
  • Lizzie Bravo known as property assistant intern (uncredited)
  • Keith Connolly known as stand-by painter (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • Danjaq
  • Eon Productions (as Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions)

Other Companies:

  • 4K London  digital imaging services
  • ARRI Media  camera and grip equipment provided by
  • Apollo Productions / AAR Digital  advertising and promotions
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • De Lane Lea  sound re-recording
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Empire Design  poster design (uncredited)
  • Flying Pictures  aerial filming services provided by
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  adr recorded at
  • HireWorks  Avid Nitris DX rental
  • Mad Dog Casting  extras casting
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)  funding
  • One Step Up  foley recorded at
  • Panalux  lighting equipment by
  • Pictorvision  Eclipse aerial camera system
  • Pinewood Shepperton  sound stages
  • Pursuit Europe  pursuit arm & tracking car
  • SA19  extras casting
  • Sony Classical  score album
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)  funding
  • Sound One  adr recorded at (as Sound One, New York)
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services

Distributors:

  • Columbia Pictures (2012) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Columbia Pictures (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Feelgood Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Forum Hungary (2012) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Filmverleih (2012) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures International (2012) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2013) (USA) (all media)
  • Zon Audiovisuais (2012) (Portugal) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • BlueBolt (visual effects)
  • Cinesite (visual effects)
  • Double Negative (visual effects)
  • Lola Visual Effects (visual effects)
  • Mark Roberts Motion Control
  • Moving Picture Company (MPC) (visual effects)
  • Nvizible (visual effects)
  • Peerless Camera Company (visual effects)
  • Plowman Craven & Associates

Visual Effects by:

  • Tony Abejuro known as matchmove Artist: MPC
  • Sean William Adair known as compositor: Lola VFX
  • Charlotte Adams known as previs coordinator
  • Kieran Ahern known as editorial assistant: Baseblack
  • Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor known as visual effects executive producer: Bluebolt
  • Axel Akesson known as cg supervisor: cinesite
  • Diccon Alexander known as concept artist/matte painter: Double Negative
  • James Alexander known as title sequence cg line producer
  • Michael Allen known as roto/prep artist: double negative
  • Holli Alvarado known as Flame artist
  • Paul Amiras known as visual effects photographer assistant: Cinesite
  • Kris Anderson known as digital compositor
  • Kanika Andrew known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Edward Andrews known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Tolga Ari known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • David Armitage known as digital artist
  • Luke Armstrong known as digital compositor: Cinesite
  • Luke Armstrong known as roto/prep artist: Cinesite
  • Julien Arnal known as visual effects artist
  • Asregadoo Arundi known as visual effects supervisor
  • Nithin Babu known as roto/prep artist: MPC
  • Henry Badgett known as 2d supervisor: BlueBolt
  • Fiorenza Bagnariol known as digital film bureau
  • Dimitri Bakalov known as animator: Cinesite
  • Daniel Baker known as systems administrator: Peerless
  • Jamie Bakewell known as previsualisation artist
  • George Barbour known as lighting technical director
  • Angela Barson known as visual effects supervisor: BlueBolt
  • Keith Barton known as technical support: Cinesite
  • Gunjan Baruah known as roto and paint artist
  • David Basalla known as CG sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Yakov Baytler known as creature technical director
  • Steven Begg known as miniature effects supervisor (as Steve Begg)
  • Steven Begg known as visual effects supervisor (as Steve Begg)
  • Richard A.M. Bell known as CG supervisor: Cinesite
  • Nadir Benhassaine known as roto/prep department manager
  • Steven Benjamin known as compositor: Lola VFX
  • Jan Berner known as lead fx td: cinesite
  • Luke Bigley known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Sabina Bihlmaier known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Biller known as lighting technical director
  • Christopher Bird known as roto/prep artist: double negative
  • Vincent Blin known as Flame artist
  • Martin Body known as lead rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Co. Ltd.
  • Fabrizia Bonaventura known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Booth known as CG supervisor
  • Matt Boyer known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Richard Boyle known as creature rigger: Cinesite
  • Benjamin Bratt known as lead roto/prep artist
  • Dan Breckwoldt known as senior compositor: MPC
  • Adam Broderick known as visual effects artist
  • Kari Brown known as senior effects technical director: Cinesite
  • Sule Bryan known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Rob Bryson known as digital compositor: MPC
  • Izet Buco known as digital compositor
  • Stuart Bullen known as compositor: Blue-Bolt
  • Roisin Byrne known as production accountant: cinesite
  • Daniel Cairnie known as senior compositor: double negative
  • Huseyin Caner known as Lidar scanning supervisor
  • Georgia Cano known as visual effects artist
  • Bobby Cardenas known as junior compositor
  • Ronan Carr known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Chas Cash known as fx artist: cinesite
  • Martin Chamney known as cg supervisor: Nvizible
  • Gordon Champ known as previs artist
  • Po Yan Chan known as compositor
  • Wayne Chan known as roto/prep artist: Double Negative
  • Barish Chandran known as senior pipeline developer: MPC
  • Vincent Chang known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Gotthardt-Mills Chris known as senior Lidar surveyor
  • Darren Christie known as digital compositor: opening credits
  • Sam Churchill known as visual effects artist
  • Genevieve Claire known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Trent Claus known as Flame artist
  • Kia Coates known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Adam Coglan known as previs animator
  • Ross Colgan known as data operations manager: cinesite
  • Peter Collins known as digital intermediate
  • Richard Collis known as matte painter: Cinesite
  • Carlos Conceicao known as roto/prep artist: double negative
  • Michael Connor known as roto / prep artist: Double Negative
  • Dan Copping known as lead layout artist: MPC
  • Laurent Cordier known as cg modeller: cinesite
  • Juan Francisco Correa Diaz known as rigging td
  • Oliver Cubbage known as digital artist: Nvizible
  • Grahame Curtis known as texture artist: Cinesite
  • Matthew D'Angibau known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Ken Dailey known as visual effects producer: Cinesite
  • Maurizio De Angelis known as cg modeler
  • Carlos de la Sotilla known as senior paint artist: Double Negative
  • Stanley A. Dellimore known as head of layout: MPC
  • Barry Dempsey known as lighting technical director
  • Chong Deng known as render technical director
  • Shripad Deshmukh known as roto/prep artist
  • John Paul Docherty known as visual effects supervisor: Peerless
  • Yoav Dolev known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Hannes Doornaert known as digital compositor
  • Rodrigo Dorsch known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Lucy Drewett known as fx department coordinator: MPC
  • Paul Driver known as visual effects line producer
  • Julien Ducenne known as digital compositor
  • Kimberley Dunne known as visual effects artist
  • Richard Durant known as modelling: Double Negative
  • Sudip Dutta known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Daniel Duwe known as paint/prep artist: Double Negative
  • Kishan E. Chandran known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Gracie Edscer known as visual effects production manager: MPC
  • Michael Eggert known as compositor: Lola VFX
  • Dan Elvins known as data operator: Cinesite
  • Ana Laura Esperón known as digital compositor: MPC
  • Carl Fairweather known as visual effects artist
  • Saeed Faridzadeh known as digital compositor
  • Liam Farnham known as matchmove artist
  • Ryan Fear known as motion control producer
  • Andrew Fensom known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Izzy Field known as visual effects assistant
  • Fabrizio Fioretti known as visual effects artist: Bluebolt
  • Milad Firoozian known as roto/prep artist: double negative
  • Brad Floyd known as lead compositor: The Moving Picture Company
  • Petter Folkevall known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • David Forsbrey known as matchmover: double negative
  • Mattias Forsström known as visual effects artist
  • James Foster known as digital compositor
  • Jonathan Frammingham known as visual effects artist
  • Marieke Franzen known as generalist td
  • David Frylund Otzen known as modeller
  • Pawl Fulker known as previsualisation supervisor
  • Amy Furey known as data operator: Cinesite
  • Amy Furey known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Leila Gaed known as lighting technical director: Cinesite
  • Joe Gaffney known as shader writer: Cinesite
  • John J. Galloway known as compositing sequence lead: Double Negative
  • Riccardo Gambi known as digital compositor: Nvizible
  • Caroline Garrett known as cg manager: cinesite
  • Nikos Gatos known as senior lighting technical director: Cinesite
  • Marco Genovesi known as head of matte painting: MPC
  • Jack George known as visual effects coordinator
  • Daniel Georgiou known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Stefan Gerstheimer known as cg lead: Nvizible
  • Ahmed Gharraph known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Abhishek Ghorui known as visual effects artist
  • Adam Glasman known as DI colourist
  • Ana Gomes known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Emily Greeley known as digital compositor
  • Philip Greenlow known as visual effects producer: MPC
  • Simon Gretton known as digital effects editor: Peerless
  • John Grotelueschen known as compositor: Cinesite
  • James Grummitt known as visual effects coordinator
  • Chloe Grysole known as visual effects associate producer
  • Miguel A. Guerrero known as modeling supervisor: hydraulx
  • Jan Guilfoyle known as digital compositor: BlueBolt
  • Nicolas Guiraud known as visual effects artist
  • Ole Guldbrandsen known as shader writer: Cinesite
  • Sam Gunn known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Carl Guyenette known as visual effects artist
  • Alexandre Gény known as digital compositor
  • Oliver Hagar known as roto/prep artist: Cinesite
  • Luan Hall known as digital effects artist
  • Jason M. Halverson known as sequence supervisor
  • Qian Han known as digital compositor
  • Rose Hancock known as previs production coordinator
  • Neil Harrison known as senior system administrator
  • Dan Harrod known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Ewoud Heidanus known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Ben Hicks known as digital compositor
  • Sophie Hills known as prep artist
  • Jack Hughes known as in-house compositor
  • Jack Hughes known as lead visual effects data wrangler
  • Antony Hunt known as executive producer: Cinesite
  • Andrew Hutton known as matchmove artist
  • Nicholas Illingworth known as effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Atsushi Imamura known as model/texture artist: Hydraulx
  • Zave Jackson known as 2D supervisor: Cinesite
  • Zave Jackson known as compositing supervisor: cinesite
  • Laura Jennings known as visual effects editor
  • Chris Jestico known as vfx department manager: MPC
  • Olivier Jezequel known as digital compositor
  • Adam Jhani-Stephens known as studio assistant
  • Neil Jianoran known as roto artist: Double negative
  • Keith Jones known as digital compositor
  • Owen Jones known as matchmove supervisor
  • Timothy P. Jones known as digital film bureau
  • Menard Jordane known as modeler
  • Byung Gun Jung known as lighting technical director
  • Robert Junggeburt known as digital matte painter: MPC
  • Sarah Juniper known as digital compositor
  • Andreas Bravin Karlsson known as digital compositor
  • Peter Kasim known as motion editor: The Moving Picture Company
  • Matt Kasmir known as digital compositor
  • Tomi Keeling known as motion control technician
  • John Kelly known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Lisa Kelly known as visual effects coordinator: Nvizible
  • Taskin Kenan known as digital compositor
  • Sara Khangaroot known as visual effects coordinator
  • Andrew Kingston known as systems administrator: Nvizible
  • Diane Kingston known as digital effects producer: Peerless
  • Ciril Koshyk known as visual effects artist
  • Markus Kranzler known as lighting technical director: MPC
  • Sujay Kumar G. known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Danius Kvedaras known as rigging td
  • Erran Lake known as data wrangler: second unit
  • Sam Lane known as visual effects editor: Double negative (as Samwise Lane)
  • Stefan Lange known as visual effects photography
  • Charlotte Larive known as digital compositor
  • Ewa Laursen known as prep artist: Double Negative
  • Youen Leclerc known as lighting technical director: Double Negative
  • Paul Lee known as animator: Cinesite
  • Max Leonard known as associate visual effects producer: Lola VFX
  • Jean-François Leroux known as digital compositor
  • Luka Leskovsek known as vfx compositor: BlueBolt
  • Dave Levine known as Flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Anu Liikkanen known as digital compositor
  • Jules Lister known as roto/prep artist
  • Amy Lloyd known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Lara Lom known as visual effects coordinator: MPC
  • Robert Loudil known as technical director
  • Steven Lovell known as layout
  • Michael Lowry known as roto/prep artist
  • Bret Lu known as generalist td
  • Hugh Macdonald known as visual effects supervisor: Nvizible
  • Natalie MacDonald known as senior compositor: MPC
  • Alex James Macieira known as match mover: double negative visual effects
  • Scott Macieira known as rotoscope artist
  • Garry Maddison known as colourist
  • Raj Mahendran known as technical support
  • Liam Major known as prep artist
  • Suraj Makhija known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Sameer Malik known as lead paint/prep: MPC
  • Finbar Mallon known as data operator: Cinesite
  • Jérôme Martinez known as lead environment artist: MPC
  • Nathalie Mathé known as matte painter
  • Javad Matoorian-Pour known as compositor: MPC
  • Eva Matthes known as lead digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Chris McBride known as digital playback supervisor
  • Owen McGonigle known as visual effects artist
  • Mare McIntosh known as cgi coordinator: Hydraulx VFX
  • Leslie McMinn known as visual effects producer (as Leslie Lerman)
  • Antonio Meazzini known as digital compositor
  • Rosanna Mennear known as digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
  • Ian Menzies known as motion control operator
  • Károly Mesterházy known as environment technical director
  • Adam Miels known as pipeline technical director: nvizible
  • Luca Mignardi known as digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
  • Emma Moffat known as visual effects coordinator
  • Steve Moncur known as visual effects supervisor
  • Louis Morgan known as data operations: cinesite
  • Richard Morrison known as visual effects designer
  • Thomas Mouraille known as matte painter: concept artist
  • Thomas Müller known as head of layout: Cinesite
  • Malcolm Neailey known as lighting technical director
  • Malcolm Neailey known as matchmove artist
  • Martin Necas-Niessner known as prep/paint artist: Double Negative
  • Jonathan Neill known as visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
  • Sebastian Ness known as matchmove artist
  • Helen Newby known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Dillan Nicholls known as digital compositor: MPC
  • Papp Nikolett known as compositor: BlueBolt (as Niki Papp)
  • Nitheesh.P.C. known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Aaron Noordally known as rotoscope artist
  • Tom O'Flaherty known as lead animator: cinesite
  • Noel O'Malley known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Martin Ofori known as digital compositor
  • Adam Stephen Orton known as roto/prep artist: double negative (as Adam Orton)
  • Nitheesh P.C. known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Christopher T. Page known as rotoscope artist
  • Elisavet Paneta known as prep/paint artist
  • Gurpreet Singh Pannu known as matchmove Artist: MPC
  • Zissis Papatzikis known as visual effects
  • Puja Parikh known as matchmove supervisor: MPC
  • Chintan Parmar known as technical support
  • Massimo Pasquetti known as compositor: double negative
  • Allison Paul known as visual effects coordinator
  • Mitch Paulson known as supervising digital colorist
  • Laura Pavone known as digital film bureau
  • Eloise Rachael Payne known as prep artist: Double Negative
  • Tony Peck known as digital compositor: MPC
  • Laurie Pellard known as studio assistant
  • Venetia Penna known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Jonathan Perez known as animator
  • Matt Perrin known as previs animator
  • Richard Perry known as previsualisation artist
  • Christian Perschky known as technical support: Cinesite
  • Kalle Peterson known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Pettipher known as facility production manager: cinesite
  • Nick Pitt-Owen known as CG sequence lead artist
  • Fred Place known as senior compositor
  • Ian Plumb known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Vladimir Popovic known as effects technical director
  • Andy Potter known as lighting artist
  • Ashvini R. Prabhu known as compositor
  • Holly Price known as visual effects coordinator
  • Rajasekar Prince known as senior matchmove artist: MPC
  • Alexandre Prod'homme known as rotoscope artist
  • Howard Protheroe known as compositor: Moving Picture Company
  • Tim Pruce known as digital compositor
  • Gabriela Pruszkowska known as visual effects artist
  • Jakub Pruszkowski known as compositor: double negative
  • Simon-Pierre Puech known as digital compositor
  • Ed Pulis known as CG artist
  • Karthik Ramasamy known as digital compositor: BlueBolt
  • Michael Ranalletta known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Mayec Rancel known as lead effects technical director
  • Ambrish Rangan known as senior matchmove artist: MPC
  • Amardeep Rattan known as visual effects artist
  • Garth Reilly known as compositor
  • Jonathan Reilly known as visual effects artist
  • Kristian Rejek known as roto/prep artist: MPC
  • Ashley Retallack known as pipeline engineer: Bluebolt
  • Martin Riedel known as sequence lead compositor: MPC
  • Carrie Rishel known as visual effects producer: Cinesite
  • Chris Ritvo known as visual effects artist
  • Laurent-Paul Robert known as visual effects
  • Gillian Roberts known as business development manager: Cinesite
  • James Roberts known as visual effects artist
  • Wesley Roberts known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Matt Rock known as production support
  • Gal Roiter known as lead lighting technical director: Double Negative
  • Roger Rosa known as visual effects artist
  • Michelle Rose known as visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
  • Paul Round known as senior compositor: Peerless Camera Co
  • Isabelle Rousselle known as lead digital matte painter: MPC
  • Sean Rowe known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Simon Rowe known as vfx compositor: Bluebolt
  • Adam Rowland known as senior compositor
  • James Rustad known as visual effects artist
  • Krystal Sae Eua known as model/texture artist: Hydraulx
  • Thomas Salama known as paint/prep artist: Double Negative
  • Peter Salter known as lead matchmove artist: MPC
  • Kevin San known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Steve J. Sanchez known as compositing supervisor: Double Negative
  • Miguel Santana known as roto artist
  • B.S. Rajkumar Sapate known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Aniruddha Satam known as prep artist: Double Negative
  • Alexander Savenko known as head of pipeline technology: cinesite
  • Federico Scarbini known as visual effects artist
  • Dan Schick known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • David Schott known as roto/prep artist: Double Negative
  • Michele Sciolette known as head of visual effects technology: cinesite
  • Simon Scott known as visual effects editor: MPC
  • Andrew E. Scrase known as on-set previs: Double Negative
  • John Seru known as visual effects artist
  • David Sewell known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Ryan Seymour known as matchmove supervisor: Double Negative
  • Aurora Shannon known as digital intermediate assistant
  • Naveen Shukla known as digital compositor
  • Dominic Sidoli known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Martin Simcock known as compositor
  • Bruno Simões known as previs artist: MPC
  • John Sissen known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Michael Slater known as lighting technical director
  • Mykhailo Slavov known as compositor
  • Alex Smith known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Jessica Clare Smith known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Smollan known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Dan Snape known as compositing lead: Double Negative
  • Jean-David Solon known as matte painter: Cinesite
  • Arvind Sond known as visual effects artist
  • Eliot Speed known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Liam Spencer known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Richard Stay known as digital compositor
  • Thomas R. Steiner known as roto/prep supervisor
  • Mark Stepanek known as cg lighting artist: cinesite
  • Andy Stevens known as visual effects editor: Cinesite
  • Paul Venn Stirling known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Sheldon Stopsack known as CG supervisor: MPC
  • Sean Stranks known as on-set visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
  • Colin Strause known as CG supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Greg Strause known as CG supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Georgina Street known as technology support
  • Mary Stroumpouli known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Alan Stucchi known as digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
  • Jeremiah Sweeney known as compositor: Lola VFX
  • Marc Taganas known as lead roto/prep artist: MPC
  • Benoit Terminet Schuppon known as matchmove artist
  • Alexandros Theodosiou known as matchmoving/camera tracking artist: Peerless Camera Company
  • Olivier Thibaut known as senior software developer: MPC
  • Melinka Thompson-Godoy known as visual effects producer: Double Negative
  • Lee Tibbetts known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Mark Tica known as roto/prep artist: double negative
  • Dan Tickle known as Flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Dan Tiller known as data operations: cinesite
  • Ashley Tilley known as visual effects artist: previz
  • Matthew Tinsley known as senior post viz artist
  • Mathilde Tollec known as lighting technical director: MPC
  • Helder Tomas known as matchmover: Cinesite
  • Chris Tomkins known as 3D support
  • Roger Tortosa known as technical director generalist: Double Negative
  • Samantha Townend known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jan van de Laar known as lead compositor
  • Nick van Diem known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Jozef van Eenbergen known as software developer: MPC
  • Courtney Vanderslice known as executive producer: Cinesite
  • Vasantharajan.g.d known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Fani Vassiadi known as digital compositor: BlueBolt
  • Robert Vassie known as technical coordinator: peerless camera company
  • Lies Veldeman known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Fernando Vizoso known as pipeline developer: bluebolt
  • Holger Voss known as head of CG technology: Cinesite
  • Ben Walker known as digital artist
  • Tim Walker known as compositor: MPC
  • Robin Walsh known as roto/paint artist
  • Karen Wand known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Dean Wares known as visual effects designer
  • Alex Webb known as compositor: Peerless Camera Company
  • Mark Webb known as visual effects coordinator: BlueBolt
  • Ollie Weigall known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Peter Welton known as visual effects artist
  • Jason Wen known as previs animator
  • Luke Westwood known as administrator: Peerless Camera Company
  • Kevin Wheatley known as head of colour management: Cinesite
  • Huw Whiddon known as technology support
  • Andrew Whitehurst known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Stephanie Whitmarsh known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Christopher Whittle known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Alex Wilkie known as lead shader writer: cinesite
  • Royston Willcocks known as cg modeller: cinesite
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Kristopher Wright known as visual effects producer: Nvizible
  • Sammy Wu known as roto artist
  • Terry Wu known as compositor
  • Perry Yap known as roto artist
  • Aviv Yaron known as head of visual effects photography: Cinesite
  • Fabio Zangla known as lighting lead
  • Paul Arion known as lead layout artist: MPC (uncredited)
  • Claudio Bassi known as digital compositor: Baseblack (uncredited)
  • Moti Biran known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Daniel Caffrey known as technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Ben Guthrie known as scanning: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Oliver Heinrich known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Eleonor Lindvall known as rotoscoping: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Taz Lodder known as technology support manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Clare McLaughlin known as visual effects production coordinator: MPC (uncredited)
  • Alban Orlhiac known as CG artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Deepa Sebastian known as visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
  • Michael Thingnes known as paint/prep artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Nigel Wagner known as matte artist (uncredited)
  • Mark Wright known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 23 October 2012 (London) (premiere)
  • Bahrain 26 October 2012
  • Belgium 26 October 2012
  • Brazil 26 October 2012
  • Bulgaria 26 October 2012
  • Czech Republic 26 October 2012
  • Denmark 26 October 2012
  • Egypt 26 October 2012
  • Finland 26 October 2012
  • France 26 October 2012
  • Hungary 26 October 2012
  • Iceland 26 October 2012
  • Iraq 26 October 2012
  • Ireland 26 October 2012
  • Israel 26 October 2012
  • Jordan 26 October 2012
  • Kuwait 26 October 2012
  • Lebanon 26 October 2012
  • Malta 26 October 2012
  • Norway 26 October 2012
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory 26 October 2012
  • Oman 26 October 2012
  • Poland 26 October 2012
  • Portugal 26 October 2012
  • Qatar 26 October 2012
  • Romania 26 October 2012
  • Russia 26 October 2012
  • Slovakia 26 October 2012
  • South Korea 26 October 2012
  • Sweden 26 October 2012
  • UK 26 October 2012
  • United Arab Emirates 26 October 2012
  • Switzerland 27 October 2012 (French speaking region)
  • Italy 31 October 2012
  • Netherlands 31 October 2012
  • Philippines 31 October 2012
  • Serbia 31 October 2012
  • Spain 31 October 2012
  • Argentina 1 November 2012
  • Austria 1 November 2012
  • Bolivia 1 November 2012
  • Chile 1 November 2012
  • Croatia 1 November 2012
  • El Salvador 1 November 2012
  • Georgia 1 November 2012
  • Germany 1 November 2012
  • Greece 1 November 2012
  • Hong Kong 1 November 2012
  • India 1 November 2012 (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
  • Indonesia 1 November 2012
  • Lithuania 1 November 2012
  • Malaysia 1 November 2012
  • Peru 1 November 2012
  • Singapore 1 November 2012
  • Slovenia 1 November 2012
  • Switzerland 1 November 2012 (German speaking region)
  • Thailand 1 November 2012
  • Uruguay 1 November 2012
  • Colombia 2 November 2012
  • Ecuador 2 November 2012
  • Estonia 2 November 2012
  • Ethiopia 2 November 2012
  • Kenya 2 November 2012
  • Mexico 2 November 2012
  • Nigeria 2 November 2012
  • Taiwan 2 November 2012
  • Turkey 2 November 2012
  • Venezuela 2 November 2012
  • Vietnam 2 November 2012
  • Armenia 5 November 2012
  • Jamaica 7 November 2012
  • USA 8 November 2012 (IMAX version)
  • Albania 9 November 2012
  • Canada 9 November 2012
  • Pakistan 9 November 2012
  • USA 9 November 2012
  • Cambodia 15 November 2012
  • Australia 16 November 2012 (Sydney) (premiere)
  • Australia 22 November 2012
  • New Zealand 22 November 2012
  • Republic of Macedonia 22 November 2012
  • Bangladesh 29 November 2012
  • Bangladesh 30 November 2012
  • South Africa 30 November 2012
  • Japan 1 December 2012
  • Dominican Republic 6 December 2012
  • China 2013

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking

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10 Comments

  1. Vijay Dinanath from United Kingdom
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    My 1st review! I was so disgusted with this film&annoyed criticspraised it I cracked and had a rant.

    Numerous Plot holes, contrivances, poor storytelling, characterlogic&motivation;

    1. The stolen agent list macguffin; Made famous in M:I then overused infilms&TV shows; CharliesAngels2 etc – halfway through the film theyjust forgot about it

    2. Hacking magic! Hacking can be done well;goldeneye,swordfish,diehard4…Not just an easy contrived plot device.Can we have a proper explanation &the rules&limitations of Silva'shacking ability in this fiction? For all I know Silva can makesatellites fall on people.

    3. The irony of the 'can Bond operate in an internet world' theme…hefailed twice and got M killed…so he can't?

    4. How out of place the above theme is; Bond is mature but alwayscurrent. His a walking encyclopedia (watch the start of anyConnery/Moore film). In the last 2 films he was using advanced mobilephone tracking systems…adding hacking does not suddenly make Bondtake on the 'modern' age. Are economics or funding civilwars outdated?

    There was hacking&computers in 1995's Goldeneye..all of a sudden, NOW,there are no more shadows? Did MI6 stop evolving in the late eighties?

    5.They have a meeting to discuss MI6? This was relevant in Batman, avigilante was trying to inspire people- It was intertwined in thenarrative&theme. Skyfall enquiry was just Sam Mendes ripping off Batman

    6. Silva's planned capture; Another overused device that wascoincidently in Batman. So what did Silva achieve? A conversation withM? When this is revealed shouldn't we look back and have everythingmake sense? But, NO, I was left wondering why they tried to kill Bondtwice in China.

    7. Why was a hacker in a cell controlled by a computer? Why is Q sostupid he plugged in the laptop to the building? Why was the trap dooron the inside of the first glass door? why was there a trap door? Howdid Silva evade an armed MI6 guard 20 meters from his cell?

    8. Super calculating (hack crazy)Silva's plan at the end was afirefight? With a backup plan of another firefight?

    9. So they figured out Silva was dressed as a cop and no-one toldanyone? The irony of M defending herself (reading a poem) knowing herown ex agent was about to shoot up the place was lost oncritics&writers alike.

    10. Could Bond not take a Sim free phone or'radio' &call backup whenSilva arrived at the end? Instead they had their Home Alone moment-even Macaulay Culkin eventually called the police

    11. Silva is supposed to mirror Bond. But compare Bond's 'betrayal' toSilva being handed over for torture… Some forced connection is madeconsidering they never met before. Silva tells a story of 2rats so weknow what we are supposed to think.

    12. Bond's betrayal is M ordering Naomi to take a risky shot. Bondlater tell's M he heard the order… why didn't he get out the waythen? he just kept fighting like an idiot. &did Naomi only have 1bullet?

    13.You can't make Bond survive 2 gun shots and a fall like that. Hisalready an established character. The Punisher&Bourne are specialBECAUSE they survive. It can't happen to them again mid film/ midfranchise..

    14. Bond follows an assassin&lets him kill innocent people! How is thisin his character?! The previous 2 films already rebooted Bond to showWHY he doesn't let innocents die.

    15. Naomi is a forced character..appearing randomly to remind us shestill exists so we can think it's 'clever' when she becomes Moneypenny.Money penny gets demoted from field agent to secretary?!! not evenanalyst. If she is that hopeless why is she on the most importantmission ever? I think Sam Mendes hates women.

    16. Bond doesn't even blink when the girl he just bedded a few hoursago gets shot in cold blood. He identifies Severine as being sextrafficked&abused- He then just jumps in her shower. I had littleproblem with Bond tricking a woman into bed in live and let die- butthe sky-fall scene should land him in the S-offenders list.

    17.They traced the shrapnel in Bond's chest to a 'special'bullet thatonly 3 people use? His a 'ghost'…but we have his full flightmanifesto. This is how they advanced the plot? wait a minute….didn'tthat bad guy shoot up half of turkey..? A contrivance& a plot hole inone plot device, that takes some doing.

    18. One minute he can't shoot…10 seconds later he shoots everyone ina 360 arc? so what happened? oh we are just abandoning that theme mid-se..

    19. Quite a few instances of Bond just standing in front of a landscapeshot with his legs apart 'being deep'. I thought he was urinating atfirst.

    20. Q is both a quartermaster&a programmer for the sake of theillogical theme.. but these are completely different skill sets…?

    21. Knowing all this…what is the list doing in Turkey? on a laptophardrive? why are only 2-3 agents on the case? They couldn't even dothe liberty of making something up for the audience. ImagineThunderball didn't show how SPECTRE got the nukes…

    Why couldn't Silva just hack the list? Oh because it isn't connected tothe internet you say…but the MI6 heating system is?

    The script makes no sense, the themes are inappropriate, Bond'scharacter&decision making has been altered &they have confused maturewith dinosaur. Die another Day was almost a Bond parody, but this oneis simply a mess,&a betrayal of Bond.

    Shame on critics too impatient to appreciate QoS for not spoon feedingthem everything & praising sky-fall because of poorly scattered themes&metaphors on a plot that makes no sense, just because it makes themfeel clever

  2. Teddy KGB from United Kingdom
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    I should preface this by saying that I absolutely loved QoS (more thanmost)and Casino Royale. I'll start from the top.

    The Opening Credits:

    Visually the opening sequence was absolutely brilliant. Perhaps thebest yet. However the Adele song choice was a poor one in my opinion.It's pap. Neither sexy (Goldeneye, Goldfinger) nor adrenaline pumping(Casino Royale, QoS). Sure the girl can sing… but so can Madonna.

    Friendly Fire:

    He gets shot with an assault rifle, falls 100+ feet and ends up at thebottom of a 50ft+ waterfall. Of course Bond doesn't need to berealistic but let's at least have a far-fetched explanation for hissurvival please. A small Turkish boy with a first aid kit who happenedto be fishing at the bottom of the waterfall. Anything!

    Macau:

    Why no proper shots of Macau? Even just a decent panned intro. It'ssuch a perfect setting for bond scenes.

    The Komodo Dragon Killing:

    No need for an Attenborough lecture. As convincing as fanged unicorns.

    The Bond Girl:

    A sex slave who very quickly gets shot. What a big letdown after CasinoRoyale and QoS.

    The London Feel

    The film had very real shots of an overcast and murky looking Londonand the whole film felt inherently British. Really nice.

    'Silva':

    I'm all for a fruity bond villain but what an anti-climax. Great intro,cool teeth but otherwise fairly bland. Certainly no Ernst Blofield or'Leshiffre'.

    Weak Plot:

    The biggest failing of this film was the plot. It went from a missionto recover a stolen hard-drive to a mission to protect an old dear (whocould've easily been killed several times). As for the motive, fairlytenuous and uninteresting:

    Blondie signed up for the Mi6 many years back, M sent him on a mission,things go wrong on the mission, Blondie gets captured (we don't getshown any of this) and years later Blondie feels as though he wants tokill an older, moodier and fairly unendearing M.

    The House Siege:

    This was cool. Easily on par with scenes from Shooter and The BourneIdentity (tall order).

    The Chapel:

    Be honest. When Silva walks into the chapel were you thinking:

    'Please don't shoot moody old M!'

    Or were you thinking:

    'NOOOOOOO! Please don't shoot the cool old guy with a sawn-off shotgunwho's been giving Bond some lip! He's the only new face that's beengiven a proper character!'

    As for the axe to the back – not exactly bond-like.

    Conclusion:

    Ingredients for an epic film. But an extremely weak plot and anundeveloped villain made it difficult to care about the final outcome.

  3. will-338-33056
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    There were so many problems with the film that I felt let down. I feelthat Casino Royale was the best film to date; Skyfall was just adisappointment.

    The first 10 minutes or so were great, Bond's on a mission and thereare some memorable scenes (digger coupling the trains), but there aremajor plot-holes. When Bond is fighting on top of the train for thehard- drive, Eve says that she has a shot.

    Bond can hear the whole conversation between Eve and M, so why doesn'the get out of the way (or at least co-operate to provide an easyshot)?! M mentions that the choice was either possible success (takingthe shot) or guaranteed failure (leaving Bond to fight). You'd havemore chance with a TOP MI6 AGENT than a risky shot.

    I must be missing something, because QOS shows Bond finishing his FIRSTassignment, where Skyfall shows him to be old, out of shape, and at theend of his career; there's a MASSIVE gap between the two films. It'salmost as if the last two films and the reboot have been ignored.

    The Aston Martin from Goldfinger, Q's mentioning of the exploding pen(Goldeneye), and the appearance of Q (In the previous two films, Bondhas not met Q) seem to make it clear that CR and QOS have beenforgotten, and so Skyfall was used purely for a "50 year special",looking back at the previous bonds.

    When Bond leaves a trail leading to his house, why on earth wouldn't hecall back up to meet him there? If you have the Head of MI6 underprotection, you would need some actual protection – the plot makes nosense!

    Why did Silva want to get captured? He just escapes! If he wanted tokill M, he could have done that with the explosion in her office (witha delay), so what purpose did his capture possess? None!

    Overall, I was disappointment with Skyfall; possibly the worst Bondfilm to date. I expect more from Bond, and I hope that the next filmforgets Skyfall!

  4. Phil Moore from Oxford, England
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    I thought Skyfall was awful. Worst of all it was just boring, somethingI would never think I would say about any Bond film.

    The movie starts off well enough, a good chase scene in an exoticlocation and it sets itself up for what could have been a good story.The trouble is after the first 15 mins the story seems to go nowhere.

    MI6 is in trouble, a list of its agents goes missing and has to berecovered. Bond who everyone thought was dead comes back to save theday. All good so far. Now for some very thin reason Bond has to go toShanghai. I wonder if this scene was added to boost box office figuresin China because it was totally irrelevant to the story. Next sceneBond meets the 'baddie'. Not some master criminal but an ex MI6 agentout for some revenge. This plot had already been covered in Goldeneyewith much better results. The Baddie looked more likely to Blow Bondthan Blow up MI6 and there was even a joke along that line.

    The story now moves to London. I applaud the decision to have a Bondmovie in the UK, especially in the Jubilee/Olympic/50 year Bond yearbut frankly it just painted England like every foreigners stereotype.Cold, Wet, and miserable. Now it is about a plot to kill M, this hasalso been covered before in 'The World is not Enough' and the movienever returns to locating the missing list of agents.

    Why didn't the bad guy just kill M at the beginning of the movie andspare me sitting through 2 hours of boredom? I gave this film 4/10because it has an unexpected twist at the end that the production teamhave managed not to leek prior to release. If it were not for that thenId probably have given it only 3/10.

    Craig is now showing his age and in my opinion there are many bettersuited actors to the part. People moaned about QOS but frankly thismovie is the worst Bond film ever.

  5. ice man from United States
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    One of the worst films I have ever seen. Every single scene was flawedand had errors. From beginning to end the movie had mistake aftermistake. Now most movies have one or two mistakes and you just overlook it but when it happens in every scene of the movie, you can't justwave it to one side.

    For example, when Bond leaves the London underground and starts runningto save M. Here we have TWO errors. Firstly, M does not do MP'scommittee meetings and secondly, why does Bond run half way acrossLondon to get to her? Why not stop one of the police officer's toeither drive him or to give him the car? There are so many errors, likeI already said in EVERY single scene of the movie.

    Few others that I still remember are such as the opening scene, whydoes Eve who just mistakenly shot Bond with an automatic rifle not thenopen fire on the bad guy? How did Bond even survive such a drop? Howdid he end up in the arms of a beautiful woman on a beach? How did Eveeven miss shooting him jumping on the train earlier? Why did the badguy who had an automatic pistol and had Bond pinned down behind awooden market stall decide to jump on a motorbike rather than to killhim? Why did the police bikers even drive straight towards a man firinga weapon? How did Eve even turn up with a vehicle just as Bond left thebuilding? So many errors and so many gaps and that's just the first 8minutes! I can go on and on and on. EVERY scene had massive errors,Even the Aston Martin DB5 scene, how comes Bond has it? Why would heeven run away with M and get her killed? Are the SAS on strike? How didBond leave the casino in Macau after killing 3 bodyguards? Does a largecasino only have 3 security guards? Why even would they fight? Surelythey would have just shot him as soon as he enters the casino? JavierBardem's baddie character was ridiculous and comical. It was totallyunbelievable, even an 8 year old wouldn't believe the storyline. Pooracting and the camp/gay innuendos were painful to watch. I couldn'tbelieve what I was watching.

    This was an appalling movie. It relied on Judi Dench to hold it alltogether. Sadly I am not able to give it a 0 so I will give it 1/10. Noaction in the movie what so ever after the opening scene. Two menhugging on top of a train has been done so many times. Pathetic movieand the only people who will enjoy this are the brain dead. Shame oncritics who were saying this was the best Bond movie ever, you shouldbe ashamed of yourselves.

    I used to like Daniel Craig as Bond but thanks to this movie I nowdislike him too. Well done to Sam Mendes and Co, it takes a certainamount of talent or the lack of it to single handedly destroy Bond. Thehero in this movie was the final credits, the real baddie in this moviewas the man behind the camera.

  6. maddog-50 from Belgium
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    this time it's getting even worse than Quantum Of Solace. The story islame and stupid, the nonsense plot is build around a melodramaticinside view of Bond's psyche. O.K., when Bond is no bigger than lifedaredevil anymore, it seems to be a logical consequence, to let theaudience learn more about the "true" psyche of Bond. But this iscompletely crap in my eyes!

    An other complacent try by Mrs. Broccoli to revitalize the dusty genreof spy movies. But the audience was always smarter and realized, ofcourse, that Bond never was realistic. The audience does not need to beeducated in the direction of a more temporary 21st. century Bond bysome filmmakers who do not want become suspects of doing the same thingall over again. Bond WAS always the same for 40 years till AlbertBroccoli died and his very very untalented daughter took over thefranchise automatically. This happens when you bequeath abusiness,there is no warranty that your children are going to handle itwell.

    The real Bond is a classical archetype male and a chauvinistic,arrogant womanizer with a very dangerous job (secret agent), no womancan withstand although she knows what a heart breaker he is. Thisworked for 40 years and would have worked for another 40 years or so.The Bond we knew until Craig appeared might not be the type of manradical left-wing Eco-activist broads would like to welcome to theirsit-in.

    Fact is, the real Bond is dead!

    This is a private version of Mrs. Broccoli's fantasy Bond 008, a guywho deeply comprehends women instead of bumping them before they cancount to three (which might be a challenge for some real Bondgirls…). Of course it's intended not to be "your dirty old father's"Bond. It's a Bond for the masses not for the classes, offering a bit ofeverything the average movie goer under 20 (Twilight-fans) might wantto consume.

    Craig's Bond has become a sissy, who has a complex oedipal relationshipto elder women, especially to those he calls "M". Now, in Skyfall, wewill learn that "M" is for "mother"…

    There really was no need to change the Bond franchise so completely,except to squeeze out some dollars more out of the franchise. R.I.P.007!

  7. Charles A. Tisseyre from Paris, France
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    It's the Bond film we've all been waiting for. After the stunningreinvention of Casino Royale and the misstep that followed with Quantumof Solace, Skyfall feels like a true resurrection of the character andthe Bond universe, and an incredible addition to the storied franchise.From its spectacular opening scene in Istanbul to its sensationalclimax in the Scottish Highlands, the film grabs hold of the audienceand never lets go.

    With the great Sam Mendes at the helm, Skyfall is propelled by averitable narrative purpose. Mendes values story and character overanything, and he gets Bond. His action sequences are thrilling,artfully directed, and a joy to watch. He directs with finesse andnuance the powerful character-driven scenes. He understands the souland essence of Bond and respects the spirit of the franchise but alsobreaks new ground with the treatment of the story.

    Speaking of which, the script tells a moving, thematically resonant andintelligent story, and features superbly written scenes. It is morefocused than Quantum of Solace, which felt oddly disjointed at times.Writers Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan elegantly balancehumorous moments with truly dramatic ones while never straying from theemotional heart of the film. Best of all, they further develop CasinoRoyale's brilliant idea of delving into Bond's vulnerability and theresult is a fascinating and flawed character. The human and moralstakes are high and much more personal this time around. The audiencefeels emotionally invested in the story. In the end, the film is areflection on aging and on not only why the world needs Bond but alsowhy he must and will endure.

    Visually, Skyfall is a true wonder. Roger Deakins' cinematography isaesthetically magnificent and serves the story well. Deakins shootsIstanbul, London, Macau, Shanghai and the Scottish Highlands in atasteful, artistic and original manner. It is by far the mostbeautifully shot Bond I have ever seen. Thomas Newman's score isterrific and rich, cleverly using the classic Bond theme in new andinteresting ways and incorporating Adele's already-classic theme tocreate a memorable piece of music.

    Finally, the cast all deliver fine performances. Daniel Craig gives athoughtful, moving and nuanced performance, which constitutes hisstrongest interpretation of the character to date. Judi Dench offers amuch more intimate and personal take on M. Ralph Fiennes, AlbertFinney, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe are memorable.And what to say of Javier Bardem, who steals every scene he appears in?He is funny, unpredictable, frightening and most interestingly, tragic.A fantastic Bond villain.

    If you had any reservation about seeing this film after the lacklustreQuantum of Solace, fear no more. Skyfall redeems faults of the past andis one of the best films of the year. It hits all the right notes. SamMendes has infused Bond with a deft sense of fun, pathos and class.

    It's a great time at the movies.

  8. Chaarles from United Kingdom
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    ***BEWARE – MAJOR SPOILERS – BEWARE – MAJOR SPOILERS – BEWARE – MAJORSPOILERS***

    Amongst the very worst of the Bond series. Surprisingly, after anaction-packed pre-credit sequence it became so slow, plodding andtedious I wasn't sure it was actually supposed to be an action movieafter all. Then a few unimaginative 'action-sequences' were thrown inand we were supposedly off, except that the dull, leaden script (exceptfor a couple of sparkling moments) and badly contrived storyline(meandering between inanely pointless set pieces and sheerunbelievability) never actually let the film take off at any point. Andthere were so many plot-holes you could fire an Uzi a full 360 and nothit a thing. All this and what appears to be a complete aversion tomany of the long-standing characteristics that always made Bond who heis (and made a Bond movie a Bond movie) and you have a dull, third-ratespy movie about some tough bloke employed by Whitehall.

    If the central character's name was altered from Bond to, say, JackSteel or something, there would be little if anything left in the movieto suggest you might be watching a Bond movie.

    Yes, its tough and gritty, but gone is the suave, sophisticated,knowledgeable, utterly committed agent we are used to, now we have astroppy, confused man moping about getting drunk instead of reportingfor duty; who about a quarter way through the film remembers where heleft his razor and even gets himself together enough to shave; who,after being felt-up by a homosexual villain, alludes to previoushomosexual experiences he might have had; and who hatches a reallystupid plan to use M as bait by taking her to a completely isolatedmanor house with hardly any firepower available, whilst inviting thebaddies to come and get them, which they do with more men and morefirepower than Bond thought to bring along; not surprisingly Bond'sdaft 'plan' to get the villain results in Bond getting his boss killed.

    If the makers of the film want to revisit classic Bond, perhaps thetheme song to this one should have been "Nobody Does It Worse."

    Bond is dead.

  9. slimsusie from United Kingdom
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    My first review on IMDb, couldn't resist offering some balance to theobvious early march of fanboy reviews! Always been abit of a Bond fanand I was looking forward to being taken away to some exotic locations,to escape for a few hours, and some edge of seat action but thesethings were missing from Skyfall.

    Production standards have slipped terribly on Skyfall with stuntmenclearly visible (motorbike chase)and some of the worst sets I have everseen. The Skyfall Lodge (Bond's family home) is especially appallingand some people even laughed in the cinema when they pulled up in theold Aston.

    The Q character doesn't work at all, not convincing in any way with thefake glasses and daft hair…EON please rethink this for the next movieand also forget the Moneypenny actress because she cannot act, leastnot in this character anyway.

    Some of the SFX were good but the opening chase scene was way to longand instead of building suspense most people just got bored.

    The french actress Berenice was superb as was Rory Kinnear, though forme Craig struggled to capture my attention like he did in CasinoRoyale.

    Bardem was underused or poorly directed and never intimidating as atrue 'baddie' should be, and why oh why did they dye his hair? it wasso so unconvincing.

    I have yet to meet anybody who thinks this is a great movie let alone'the best Bond ever!' I am staggered that some people like this Bondbut I guess we are all different! I wonder how these figures arecalculated as most of the last few thousand votes have been poor but Iam new to IMDb (great site by the way)so maybe it takes awhile for theearly enthusiast votes to be corrected by more 'normal' viewings?! AndI suppose there will always be the fan element hell bent on 'talking amovie up' whereas someone who has watched a film they dislike generallywill just want to forget about it!

  10. phd_travel from United States
    09 Dec 2012, 7:50 pm

    There are so many things wrong with this movie. Most of the elements ofa good Bond movie aren't there.

    The locations aren't well used. The Istanbul roof top & Bazaar chasehas already been shown in "Taken 2" and the TV show "Missing". Dejavu.The way they showed 'Shanghai' and 'Macau' at night it could have beenfilmed anywhere. The Scottish countryside shown was so grim.

    Where are the cars and gadgets? Nothing but the old Aston Martin. Justthat pistol and tracker. The new Q is so ineffective.

    The villain played by Javier Bardem. He is more comical than sinister.With the blond fright wig, the campy overtures and the most frighteningof all, the dentures this must the most absurd bad guy in Bond history.

    The climax feels cheap and conventional. They must have run out ofmoney for the second half. Such a stupid idea to bring M to that rundown Scottish house. With the home made defences and geriatricdefenders, it felt like Home Alone meets the Golden Girls. Might aswell have asked Betty White or grandma to join in.

    The new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe is exotic and fascinating to lookat. But why only one? Writing her out of the show so early and nothaving another was a mistake. The Bond girl is supposed to end up savedby Bond with a hook up at the end. Unless you consider M a Bond girl.

    The focus of the movie is M. Judi Dench was always too provinciallooking for MI6. The only good thing about this movie is that RalphFiennes is replacing her. Finally. There was no need to dedicate awhole movie to her farewell.

    Daniel Craig is just so haggard he looks worse than the villain. It'stime to replace him with someone younger and handsomer. Baffled by thegood reviews. Be warned we are being short changed.

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