Skyfall even better than anticipated

Sometimes, a new instalment of an old franchise turns out to be a flop, and sometimes it turns out to be the best instalment ever. Skyfall certainly falls into the latter category as Daniel Craig is back for what very well may be the most modern and most stunning hour for the most celebrated double agent.

After the mess made out of Quantum of Solace, it is nice to see Bond back up to par with what his public expects, and Craig plays him excellently as the screenplay of Skyfall weaves in and out. The film opens in Istanbul and shows Bond shot down and presumably dead until quickly the scene switches to London where Ralph Fiennes (the honcho) and M16 boss Judi Dench are arguing.

Before too long Bond is back from his shadowy and pretend death to report that the thief behind a hard drive disappearance is actually an agent that has gone rogue and plans to bring M down with the information inside of it.

From all accounts Skyfall is the genuine deal when it comes to being a Bond film from the great villain, the very exotic locations, and of course the silver Aston Martin that has followed Bond in every film he has been in. Of course, there are some modern tweaks as the Bond of the sixties most likely would not have found himself dealing with a London Tube train explosion or cyber terrorism.

For the first time ever, this instalment also offers a rear glimpse into the back story of how Bond became Bond and the audience finds out that he is actually a native Scotty. Also fun is the brief flirtation between the gay villain played by Bardem that is good jovial fun.