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He's keen to get home....
on 29 January 2014
Bond's mission is to keep a computer drive that has a list of British agents from being used against them.
He chases the man who has it and they have a brawl on top of a train, But gets shot when a fellow agent misses her target. Bond falls into the river and is believed to be dead.
The British government is frustrated with M for losing the list. She is told that she'll be allowed to retire but she refuses to leave till the matter is resolved.
Bond has been laying low. When he learns of what happened, he returns. And M tasks him with finding the one who has the information. He eventually learns that the man is someone from M's past and has plans...
After the average mission of 'Question Of Sport' Mendes has brought us the Bond film most have been waiting for, for a very long time. Yes, Casino Royale was the reboot, but this is bringing 007 back where he belongs, hence the gun barrel sequence at the end.
Resurrection is the theme of the movie,and the film depicts Bond as almost reborn, when he returns.
Surprisigly though, this film is all about M, and Dench proves again what a great actress she is, by handling her role with maturity and no ham.
Bardem is the best Bond villain since Sanchez, and its easily the best entrance of any villain, when we have the long one shot of him talking to bond, walking from the elevator to him.
Craig proves yet again that he is the best Bond, and even though the films trailer shows a lot of 'grit' there is a lot of humour injected into the film.
Being the 50th anniversary of the franchise, there are reference to other Bond Movies, some subtle, and the then the Aston Martin from Goldfinger makes an appearance, which is really the only down part to the movie, its silly, verging on pathetic.
The final third of the film is really makes it what it is, nd it's really quite sad at the end, but you'll understand why this is the beginning of the 'Proper Bond we all know and love' in the last five minutes.
You'll know your watching a Bond movie literally within two seconds of the movie starting, and the Cinematography by Deakins is sumptuous, just like a Bond movie should.
It's like bumping into an old friend, seeing a new Bond movie, always a pleasant experience.
This one though, in my opinion, is the best experience though.