Monday, March 12, 2012

New Images Released for Latest James Bond Film "SKYFALL"

We got our first look yesterday at Javier Bardem in his role as the villain in the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise "Skyfall". We also get a few more shots of Daniel Craig as Agent 007.

                     

Don't let the police get up fool you, there's nothing good about Bardem's character Silva in the film. I love the addition of Bardem to the franchise, and who wouldn't after his masterful villain performance in "No Country for Old Men"? Judi Dench returns for her role as M, and joining the cast is Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, and Naomi Watts. The main cast definitely looks impressive on paper; I really hope they get back to the standard of "Casino Royale", which is still my favorite film in the Bond series. Check out more of the pics released by the Daily Mail after the jump.


Here comes trouble: Javier Bardem hit the streets of London today to shoot scenes for the new James Bond movie Skyfall                               Dressed to kill: Bardem was joined on set by a group of heavily armed actors

I don’t know what it is, but the guy just creeps me out. Not on the level that he did in "No Country for Old Men", but still, there is just something about him that sets me on edge. After a very forgettable villain in “Quantum of Solace”, I’m glad to see an actor of Bardem’s caliber behind the wheel, so to speak. With the Bond series having so many memorable villains, such as Dr. No ("Dr. No") and my personal favorite, Ernst Stavros Blofeld ("You Only Live Twice"), let's hope Bardem can live up to those standards.

 Ready to save the world: Craig's character will no doubt face a series of dangerous situations  Ready to save the world: Craig's character will no doubt face a series of dangerous situations

There really isn’t anything to revealing in any of these photos featuring Daniel Craig. That’s a nice looking suit though. Here is the synopsis for “Skyfall”:
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
I recently started watching all of the old Bond films - which has me excited for Skyfall a little earlier than I normally would be - but this film has a lot going for it so far. It's got the best cast since Craig took over the lead role. And I like that it sounds like we could be getting a good deal of background info. That is one of the things I always thought all the movies were missing, and that goes all the way back to the very first Bond film, "Dr. No", in 1962.