Skyfall Skyrockets at the Box Office

Posted on December 14, 2012 by

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In the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, which celebrates 50 years since novelist Ian Fleming first published his “Casino Royal” in 1953, 007 has to eliminate a “friend” from M’s past after a terrorist attack on MI6.

In the movie, M is threatened by the possibility of  MI6’s demise; due to that, the Prime Minister finds that espionage is too old-fashioned for modern warfare. But when Bond is traced from the man trying to kill M, 007 has to resort to the old-fashioned style of espionage, represented by bringing back the classic Aston Martin.

The mystery starts with the opening scene, where Bond comes down a dim hallway, eventually coming into focus, some fighting goes on, Bond falls into water, and “Skyfall” by Adele plays during the opening credits with strange objects all on the bottom of the ocean. These objects eventually make sense throughout the film but are confusing at first.

Overall, Skyfall was an excellent movie with the perfect amount of character development and mystery. The villain, played by Javier Bardem, has just enough insanity to make him unpredictable. The only problem with him is that his accent was so minor that there was a problem identifying his country of origin.

At the end of the day, Skyfall was a success according to critics and Box office sales, which is great because of the possibility of another two rumored installments of this beloved series.

It was a fantastic comeback after the less successful Quantum of Solace (2008), which made $67,528,882 opening weekend compared to Skyfall’s $88,364,714.

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