Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Countdown to 007: Skyfall (2012)

I saw Spectre last night, and I have plenty of thoughts, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow for my review. In the meantime, let's take a trip back to 2012 to see what I thought of the last Bond opus, Skyfall, when it came out:
There's a particular, special kind of pomp that greets the clockwork release of James Bond's cinematic escapades every couple of years. It's a pomp that at once underscores each new installment's role as the storied series' leading edge, while at the same time highlighting its ultimate transience as just one small cog in the machine that is, first and foremost, "The Franchise." The most successful of its kind. More than any individual film in the vast, ever-expanding catalogue, the Bond films' place of permanence comes from the totality of that catalogue, the breadth and width of which has long since rendered the films a kind of pop culture perpetual motion machine, ensuring that they carry on simply because they carry on.
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