The Skyfall Trailer – A Review
The Skyfall trailer arrived and has given 007 fans a clearer idea of what we can expect to see for James Bond’s 50th anniversary.
Naturally, as soon as I first saw it immediately thoughts formed in my head about it. The short teaser that was released two months ago basically just showed us images, but here with this trailer we’ve gotten a better idea of the story, the characters and what kind of adventure Bond will be taken on.
Since my lack of free time I haven’t had time to share my reaction about it. It’s been out long enough now that pretty much everyone has shared their thoughts. Kind of strange that the one guy who’s done this whole James Bond review series hasn’t said a word about it.
So, since some of my fellow Bond fans have been consistently asking my opinion about it, I finally put some time aside, sat down and rambled about my feelings of what we’ve seen so far for Skyfall. It feels kind of weird talking about an actual new 007 film that let alone isn’t years old, but one that we haven’t even seen yet!
So here’s my take on it. I was expecting it to be a shorter video project, but it seems everytime I try to do anything about James Bond it always ends up longer and more indepth than I originally planned. Oh well.
After having made this video review, I started contemplating whether one of those traditional Bond endings is in store for Craig in Skyfall. We usually last see 007 making out with his Bond girl, but so far for Craig he’s only had some downbeat endings in his films. At least endings that aren’t the way Bond films used to typically end with Bond defeating the villain, saving the Bond Girl and getting busy with her as the film fades out (not counting On Her Majesty’s Secret Service of course).
So is Craig ever going to enjoy that envious final shot where we all wish to be in his shoes? Perhaps that kind of ending wouldn’t fit with the Craig films and he will always end being the isolated agent walking off into the distance, but ready to come back when he’s needed. No getting caught by M shagging a chick and tossing out a funny one-liner for him! Or will Skyfall change that….?
I kind of hope they don’t release another trailer before the film now. I think we’ve been given enough of a tease and I really don’t want the next trailer – if they release one – to give too much more away from the film. Wouldn’t it be nice to be surprised by some plot twists that are completely unexpected when we go see it opening weekend?
But basically – I think Skyfall looks good and I’m really getting anxious to seeing it! Bring it on!