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November 7, 2012

'Skyfall' starts with a bang, but whimpers along the way


But almost every criticism I’ve stated so far must accompany the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed myself through the entirety of “Skyfall.” In many ways, it is the best disposable movie I have seen in a long time. Certain shots have stuck, specific scenes remain in my memory, but the film has barely stuck the way something like Daniel Craig’s first round as Bond, “Casino Royale,” has and continues to.

I still consider “Royale” to be the best Bond I’ve seen, and its follow-up “Quantum of Solace” the worst, and “Skyfall” lands somewhere in between. Its energy is apparent and respectable, and its momentum is fierce and forward moving, but there are just certain ingredients missing that I can’t quite place my finger on.

Either way, “Skyfall” is still a blockbuster dish. It goes down easily and digests with a tad more difficultly, but either way the movie fills you up. Sometimes with joy, sometimes with nonsense — either way, “Skyfall” is going to leave you with something.

Skyfall 2 1/2 out of 4 Stars

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