Skip to comments.Skyfall failed at the Oscars because it is ridiculous and overhyped and..
Posted on 02/25/2013 10:55:27 AM PST by Perdogg
On Saturday evening I sat down to watch Skyfall, which has just been released on DVD. And I did so with a little bit of patriotic pride in my heart. Here was a British film, with a true British hero, to give those swaggering Yank blockbusters a run for their money. OK, it may have been snubbed by "The Academy", I thought, but we all know why.
WARNING: if you haven't seen Skyfall, this piece contains some spoilers
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This guy misses the point - the movie was intended to reprise a bunch of scenes from other Bond movies on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
But the song won and while Adelle gives it a good go I don’t think the song amounts to much. Imho.
The theme song was the most forgettable Bond music ever! I can’t believe it won an Academy award.
Of all the films in the Oscars this year the only two I’ve seen were Brave and Skyfall.
Liked them both - not interested in the rest.
But for free, "Skyfall" is worth it.
Wow, I keep reading about the "plot". After I watched this thing, my reaction was: "It was okay; but, I actually like a little plot in my movies." Lots of action, little purpose.
Subtract the matter of choice (a) mentioned in the article, the Bourne Identity rip-off (and is it not worthwhile to know how a nearly-dead guy who falls 200 feet into a raging river survives?), and the half-hour ending ripped off from 2007’s “Shooter”, and there’s not enough of a movie left to nominate for anything.
IMO, it doesn’t seem to matter whether a film is produced in Hollyweird or Britain or just about anywhere else (the sole possible exception being Hong Kong for a Jackie Chan flick!), they’re all pretty much crapola.
In addition, there is little imagination left in filmland. Where actual storytelling and acting used to occur, we now get either CG or gratuitous explosions, nudity and F-bombs. Re-makes of some of Hollyweird’s most notable and successful initial releases typically end up as massive flops because they are so badly done (and include too much of the aforementioned CG, gratuitous explosions, nudity and F-bombs).
I haven’t been to an over-priced movie multiplex in decades because of all of this and it appears that I am not missing anything. Movie night at my house generally involves running something from the 30s through the early 70s when movie makers knew how to tell a story and keep the audience involved.
So, I take great comfort in knowing that I am saving the $10 - $12 ticket price plus the overpriced concessions to be surrounded by rude people talking on their phones, receiving and sending texts, children playing throughout the movie multiplex so that I can walk out on a dreadful, dreck filled snorefest!
“We enjoyed the action but agreed that the plot was too far-fetched”
As compared to all of the other Bond movies that were scrupulously realistic? Forgive me, which ones were they?
The movie was a different look into the result of a Double-O always being on the edge. Worn out, discredited and struggling to get back to something normal life wouldn’t allow. Age is getting old and with it diminuation of former physical abilities.
Bond showed that determination and will can still overcome, but there is a price. M was one of them.
Overall, I was let down by the movie, but could readily sympathize about getting older and less capable in some respects.
The end was a little heartening where he meets the new Moneypenny and his new boss, but it wasn’t as good as many have said.
It seemed to be a setup for the new Bond era...one more Connery-like, with a more traditional “M”, and the return of Moneypenny.
I guess we’ll have to see if they follow through on the next one. The one thing I liked is him getting shortchanged by the new Q (a dork, if you aks me) on gadgets, then Bond having to go back and pull out an Astin Martin where I presume he’d squirreled it away(looked like the one I saw in 64 in Goldfinger)...cool...
Wrong! The worst Bond music was Madonna’s whatever-it-was.
Exactly. Point well made.
Thought Skyfall was AWFUL!
The next one will have Fiennes as M, a nerdy milk toast for Q and a sluty, skinny ho-hum actress as Moneypenny...
If there’s a next one, I’ll pass.....
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but the song was great.
You should RUN to see Zero Dark Thirty and Argo! Also while you are at it, see Identity Theft...won’t win an Oscar but dang it is funny.