When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
The name is Bond, James Bond. Hang onto your seats; we have another James Bond movie ready to hit the big screen. This time, Bond’s loyalty to M16 is tested as she suddenly finds herself confronted with the ghosts of her past. M is being attacked and Bond must go on a seek and find mission to destroy the threat. Bond must make personal sacrifices in order to save his lifelong partner. This family movie guide knows that this Skyfall movie will be a delight for Bond fans, but can you take the kids?
Unless you are new to James Bond movies, you know what to expect in terms of content and ratings. When it involves M and 007, you know to expect a little sexual innuendo splattered here and there. There is violent and intense action. It would not be a James Bond movie without car chases, shooting, people getting shot, fist fights, explosions, a train crash, and jumps from tall buildings. You already know that 007 survives all of these violent acts, turning them to his advantage and escaping in the nick of time. You also know that people on the other side do not always survive these scenes. Yes, there is some adult language, smoking, and of course martinis, shaken not stirred. The action may be a little intense for sensitive viewers.
Who is the new Bond this time? Daniel Craig has some tough shoes to fill, as does anyone who is daring enough to play the larger than life James Bond. He is debonair and handsome enough and he has the right attitude. Although I think that Shawn Connery added a bit more humor to the character. Daniel Craig is harder than Connery and the other Bonds. At times he reminds you more of Bruce Willis than Bond. Craig is a rough around the edges Bond. There are cool technological devices, but more gunfire and reliance on conventional weapons than Bond fans may be used to.
This Bond movie may not be for those under age 13, particularly since Daniel Craig puts a much harder edge on Bond. This family movie guide considers Skyfall to be more in your face violence that its predecessors. Skyfall relies on the common themes in a typical Bond movie, but this one just did not seem like the Bond we all knew and loved as a child. The filmmakers relied on the exotic scenery of Istanbul to add flavor, but it is not certain if this was the right flavor for Bond or not, this movie is certainly less family friendly than its predecessors.