|Bond is dead?!|
I've found that all three of Daniel Craig's films have been a lot more emotional than Bond films were in the past. I feel that the pre-Craig Bond films were very focussed on a central mission that Bond had to carry out and there wasn't that much more to them; however, all of Craig's films have a deeper emotional intensity to them. I can't really say much more about this without revealing the plot, but trust me, it's a good story.
( I saw the Bond car when I went to a party at the Royal Automobile Club and it's AWESOME!)
Javier Bardem is an aboslutely fantastic Bond villain. Many parts of the film were laugh-out-loud funny and the combination of Bardem and Craig was brilliant. Craig brought his usual sexy and sarcastic humour whilst Bardem brought a sort of crazy-evil-guy-who's-totally-fucked-up-in-the-head humour. Bardem is just so intense and creepy and every time he was on screen I wasn't sure whether I wanted to laugh or cry. The blond hair makes him look particularly creepy though I can't really pinpoint why. He was definitely the right villain for this film and again, I can't really say why without revealing the plot so you'll have to see for yourselves!
Now onto the Bond girl. I absolutely love that the Bond girl was French, in fact there has been a French Bond girl in all of Craig's movie. I was a little disappointed at the lack of, shall we say, 'interaction', between Bond and Severine, but what can you do. She was really good at portraying intense emotions and amazingly gave the impression of being extremely calm, cool and collected as well as fear-ridden and frightened. Berenice Marlohe isn't a particularly well known actress and doesn't have a lot of films under her belt, but she's showcased her talents to the world in Skyfall and we'll no doubt be seeing her again.
It's frustrating that I can't really give a very detailed review without revealing spoilers, but this film is filled with action and emotion and there are some extraordinary shots and action sequences which are truly mind-blowing-ly awesome. Everything is bigger, better, and sexier. This is undoubtedly one of the best Bond films ever created, I'd possibly even stretch that to the best Bond film.