» Rants: Skyfall: The IMAX Experience

L.E. Green

|    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Producer: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
  • Writer: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
  • Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, Judi Dench
  • Running Time: 143 min
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Action

When discussing Adele’s Skyfall theme, people would often tell me that it sounded similar to older Bond theme songs, and I consistently responded saying that I believed (not having researched the song’s composition) that it was meant to be a return to the franchise’s classic style, thus mixing old and new. Little did I know how much my words foreshadowed the experience of watching Skyfall. Reintroducing classic Bond concepts, locations and characters while further developing Bond as a person, Skyfall somehow continues to push the franchise ever forward while returning to its roots! And its forward-thinking story, which delves into the concepts of trying to cope with an increasingly technological world, added to that generational connection.

Skyfall also saw the return to an open-and-shut story, the lack of which, honestly, did not play out favourably for Quantum of Solace. While that film, and Casino Royale, did give the impression that it was part of a larger plan to reintroduce SPECTRE, its ending was too open. Meanwhile, Skyfall left the table clean and ready for the next course. One last thought; when you go to see Skyfall, watch it in IMAX. It’s a purely explosive experience.

 

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