Sky Fall: Shaken, Not Stirred

Saturday, November 03, 2012

“Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.”

This is the reasonably strong but subtle favourite drink of Ian Fleming’s character, James Bond which is portrayed by Daniel Craig in the latest Bond instalment, Skyfall. Thanks to Nuffnang, we were given the opportunity to watch it. The movie release marks the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond legacy and to pay tribute, the director (Sam Mendes) had stripped everything down to the basics which essentially makes Bond more human.

Rough and rugged…

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The story follows Bond along with another MI6 agent named Eve on a mission in Turkey to recover a computer hard drive that contains sensitive information on undercover operatives of NATO in all over the world within the terrorist network during which he got shot at and is later considered, missing, presumed killed. During the period of his presumed demise, M had to face political pressure and assume responsibility for the mission that went south in the presence of the Intelligence & Security Chairman, Gareth Mallory. Another blow is dealt when MI6 Headquarters got bombed and M’s computer was hacked. It was suggested that the attack meant for M and it is personal. With national security and M being threaten, the presumed dead Bond resurfaced to once again serve and protect His Majesty’s country. Bond will travel halfway across the globe to Shanghai and trace down the man that shot him during the last mission. During which the trace will him to the person that is responsible of the sequence of events that lead to this, Raoul Silva (Tiago Rodriguez) A former MI6 agent that went rogue and presumed dead. The movie will show how Bond copes his mortality and coming to terms that of what it means of going back to old school to fight this new age menace. To commemorate Bond’s 50th Anniversary since the series begun in 1962, the infamous Aston Martin DB5 and the Walter PPK was incorporated into this movie. There are similar other elements which makes this movie abundance of joy to Bond fans. Be assured that there will always a “Q” which is played Ben Whishaw.

At His Majesty Service.. 007 Reporting for duty..

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Along the length of the movie which not only captivate my attention but reminded of fond memories on how James Bond came to be the suave gentlemen of diverse skill set and moreover, License to Kill. True to being old school, so long to exploding pen, Omega laser, ticking bomb timer watches, remote controlled vanishing fully equipped weapon vehicles, this Bond is left with the essences of reliance on intuitive and survival skill to get him through it. Expect explosive action and plenty of dry humour that tickles the funny bone.

So Mr. Bond, how do you feel at 50? Shaken, Not stirred..

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Catch Skyfall at the cinema near to you today which is out now. It is a definite enjoyable to watch for all.

It’s rather cold up here, don’t you think?

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Till the next review, see ya.

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