Dossiers tagged with "Daniel Craig"

“Skyfall” gets overwhelmingly positive reviews from UK critics

It can’t be easy making the longest running film franchise fresh and interesting… it can’t be easy at the best of times, but on this 50th anniversary year, the producers and new director Sam Mendes had their work cut out.

Last week critics got their claws on the film for the first time, and the reviews appear positive. The Rotten Tomatoes website is currently listing at an aggregate score of 96%.

Here’s a few soundbites from some of the reviews – some of which are spoilerific.

Skyfall swipes the best and most established Bond elements from every actor’s tenure and combines them into a film so satisfying as a stand alone story it’s nearly impossible to envisage how it could be improved. – Clothes of Film

On his third outing Daniel Craig’s Bond finally feels like he’s come into his own, a strong balance of old and new but a rugged, clever character all his own. And Skyfall is the suave yet wry, superbly confident and perfectly executed movie to match him. – Cinema Blend

Bardem, who created such a memorable screen villain in No Country for Old Men‘s Anton Chigurh, repeats the trick with Silva. He’s camp, creepy and reptilian, and his first encounter with Bond is enough to make you laugh one moment then squirm the next. – Digital Spy

Ultimately, Mendes delivers an assured, accomplished Bond film that stands somewhere between delivering what the public expects from a Bond film and creating something original and new. His Bond is certainly more nuanced and intricate and instilled with a sense of Britishness that befits 007′s fiftieth year on the screen. – MI6

Ably directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall – the 23rd official 007 outing – is at its finest during a bruising, tumultuous opening half, fired by an electrifying pre-credits chase scene and a script that nods shrewdly to the Wikileaks furore. Cyber-terrorists have stolen a hard drive containing a complete list of Nato operatives that they proceed to leak online, in weekly instalments, five names at a time. – Guardian

One of the pleasures of Skyfall is the amount of screen time given to characters who in previous films have had only a marginal role. Dench’s M in particular is foregrounded. She’s at once a maternal figure and someone (we learn) who has behaved very ruthlessly towards her spies. Ralph Fiennes registers strongly as a bureaucratic type, breathing down her neck but with hidden reserves of courage. There is enjoyable banter, too, between Bond and Ben Whishaw’s very youthful but very boffin-like Q. An added treat is Albert Finney as a bearded Scottish gamekeeper/vigilante. – Independent

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Another new still from the “Skyfall” ruined island set

Earlier, photos of Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 and Javier Bardem as Silva on the fantastic ruined island set built in the back lot of Pinewood Studios hit the Internet. Here is another alternative shot of Craig on that impressive set.

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New set of “Skyfall” stills revealed via Tom Ford

Almost too easy to overlook, new stills for Skyfall have been released in Asia.

They celebrate Bond’s suits in Skyfall, and if CommanderBond.net and MI6 writers can be believed, were released via Tom Ford, Bond’s tailor for the 23rd Bond film.

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Daniel Craig had a hand in wooing Mendes to direct “Skyfall”

In a new interview with UK’s Esquire magazine, Bond star Daniel Craig relates a funny story about how thespian turned action-adventure director of Skyfall, Sam Mende, landed the directorial duties of this film.

“It’s a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackman’s house in New York. It was a soiree – we were in a play together – and Sam [film and theatre director Sam Mendes] was there. I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ And he kind of looked at me, and he went, ‘Yeah!’ And it snowballed from there.”

In the same interview Craig also revealed how he gets personally, emotively involved in the production of the Bond adventures:

“Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.”

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Empire post new “Skyfall” stills

As part of the promotion of a new UK cover featuring 007 and Skyfall, Empire has released some new Skyfall stills you might enjoy:

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New video blog from 007.com focuses on London

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig both open up about their experience and inspiration for keeping Bond at home for much of 007′s 23rd adventure, Skyfall. Watch the video diary posted by 007.com:

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New photos from the pre credit sequence of “Skyfall”

MI6 has the scoop on the new bikes to feature in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure. Plus, pictures from the location shoot in Istanbul.

Below Patrice, played by Ola Rapace is pursued by James Bond in Istanbul.

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Javier Bardem praises co-star Daniel Craig

The Spanish actor Bardem, who appeared as a shady silhouette in the first teaser trailer for Skyfall, says that Daniel Craig is “a great colleague”.

He told the National: ”He’s shooting non-stop and I’m thinking: ‘Oh my God, I don’t know how you do it’. He’s on top of all the stunts, and I go, ‘man, if I were you, I would be a mess’. In my opinion, he’s a great Bond.”

Although a raft of photos emerged onto the internet featuring Daniel Craig shooting on location in the UK and Turkey, Bond villain Bardem has kept a very low profile. The only picture we have seen of the actor in costume showed the villain in a clever disguise.

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FIrst “Skyfall” teaser trailer now available

The long-awaited teaser trailer for the 23rd James Bond adventure, Skyfall, has been posted online at 007.com

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“Skyfall” teaser poster revealed

Fans converged on 007.com today for the release of the first Skyfall teaser poster. And here it is!

The official parties also revealed that the trailer would be online sooner than expected. It’s ETA is now Monday 21st May at 8.30am BST

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