Sunday, December 30, 2012
A few nights ago, I went with my guys to see Skyfall, the third James Bond movie performed by Daniel Craig. We agreed a few years back, that Craig after Sean Connery, was the best James Bond. We especially liked Casino Royal, less so Quantum of Solace. With this last movie, we were tickled because of the numerous references to past James Bond movies.
My son T. called the references: Easter Eggs. I'll give you only a couple: the movie goes to Scotland (nudge, nudge, wink, wink Sean) and Moneypenny resurfaces. Need I say more? We liked this more- sedate-than-usual Bond thriller because of its sentimentality: filial loyalty towards M, the non existent love interest and the good job of directing us backwards to the past are all aspects of the movie that we appreciated. We walked out more touched than shaken and stirred if you know what I mean.
If you have a chance this holiday season, see it. With the men or the women in your lives. Those who have liked JB will like this one.
P.S. I enjoyed Looper. Bruce Willis is a little less his movie self and a little more himelf at the same time. I like seeing him with the grey hair, wrinkles and a still-fit body. Clearly, aging doesn't seem to bother Bruce. I first liked him in Moonlighting 1985-1989 with Cybill Shepherd. Remember?