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Bettie's Box Office: SKYFALL Movie Review

Updated: Friday, November 9 2012, 01:22 PM CST

Skyfall is classic Bond in many ways. It has all of the requisite items. Beautiful women: check. Over-the-top chase scenes (including a motorcycle chase over the top of roofs): check. A villain so creepy he actually makes Bond squirm: check. 

The Bond franchise itself is turning 50 years old and seems to be aware of it. This is the 23rd film and Daniel Craig's third time in the tuxedo. Nobody's getting any younger, something that everyone at MI6 seems quick to remind Bond about. John Cleese is gone as "Q," who provided Bond with both cool gadgets and sarcastic derision. The new "Q" (Ben Whishaw) is a young, mop-haired genius who eyes the seasoned 007 as something a dinosaur. In fact, after a disastrous security breach, the British Prime Minister wonders if the entire MI6 organization has outlived its usefulness. 

Daniel Craig has never been a better Bond and Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is terrific as the evil Silva. True Bond aficionados will actually cheer out loud when a piece of the past emerges for a final cameo appearance. Change is inevitable - at MI6, familiar names get new faces - and that's why Bond movies (at least ones as good as SKYFALL) will always be ageless. A definite must see.

Skyfall is rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking.

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