Not much to say. I met The Admiral at the movies and we watched Skyfall
, me for the second time.
I think on this go-round I got to appreciate a little more of Sam Mendes' direction and how taught the movie is as a Bond actioner. I pondered getting up and hitting the men's room, but there was never a place in the movie I thought it'd be all right and I wouldn't miss anything. That might be too much info, but it's a pretty good sign that I didn't want to miss 180 seconds or so of a movie I watched just a couple of weeks ago.
It's not a flawless movie, but, gosh, I still like it. It has a lot of the traditional Bond issues tied up in Bond's misogyny, and I'd like to see that tackled a bit differently just to shake things up a bit in a future installment, without inserting some Mary Sue she's-better-then-him-at-everything-wink-cute character.
I look forward to seeing who shows up as the next villain and what sort of plot/ issues we'll see in the next film. I don't see Daniel Craig's Bond in a Moonraker
repeat or fighting dudes with submersible secret bases - but I think Mendes and Craig can put out a compelling Bond without going totally sci-fi.
Anyway, Connery will probably always be Bond in my head, but I am pleased that a new generation can think of Daniel Craig as "their" Bond. I'm a fan.