Movie marks Daniel Craig's third turn as 007
Skyfall is the 23rd James Bond movie, and if recent years are any indication, it could be among the best. And yes, I adore the classics (Goldfinger is my all-time favorite), but I love Daniel Craig as Bond (though yes, I'll confess I didn't like Quantum of Solace), and I have high hopes for Skyfall.
First of all, the Skyfall trailer opens with Bond engaging in some sort of either interrogation or debriefing with a mysterious government psychiatrist, with him responding to one word associations ("Country?" "England" and "Agent?" "Provocateur"). When the doctor says "Skyfall," Bond responds, "Done." He then gets up and leaves.
So what is Skyfall, exactly? A failed mission that haunts him? A current mystery to be explored/uncovered? The sequences that follow only drop vague hints. Oh, and the coolest shot (to me) is what looks like Javier Bardem (as the Skyfall villain, Raoul Silva), but I can't be sure. Some are speculating that's exactly who he is. I guess we're just not supposed to know yet.
Toward the end of the Skyfall teaser trailer, we have Bond saying, "Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first." Then? Oh then, we get a LOT of bullets flying, explosions and a lot of general mayhem. You know, epic James Bond stuff!
Remember, this is a teaser trailer -- so at this point, we're not supposed to understand, but we are supposed to pay attention. Hopefully, we'll get a full trailer with more clues soon, but in the meantime, I'm just glad that James Bond is finally back - even if I'm not quite sure what he's doing or why.
Will this Sam Mendes-directed, Daniel Craig James Bond film be as brilliant as Casino Royale or as flat-out bad as Quantum of Solace? Only time will tell. Skyfall opens in U.S. theaters on November 9, 2012. If the trailer's any indication, this should be a great new Bond film!