Saturday, January 25, 2014
IMDb plot summary: Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, and Javier Bardem.
Meh. I've never really been a Bond fan, though I will say this was at least more lighthearted than Casino Royale. 2 1/2 hours is much longer than this movie needed to be, even if we did get some entertainingly strange scenes (like a bad guy getting dragged off to a lizard cave) and some pretty decent action sequences (like the motorcycle chase on the roof). It's a long movie and didn't have nearly enough in it to keep me interested. 2 stars.
Flickchart: #1240 out of 2003, below Robin Hood and above Bedtime Story.
Stream for free with Amazon Prime or buy a digital copy for $12.99.