Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bond 23

I kind of like the numbered Bond movie titles.  They're fun for some reason.  Anyhoo, in case you are oblivious to the cinema world, last weekend "Skyfall," the new James Bond movie, came out.  Saturday afternoon Sam and I were driving along in the car with the radio on (a rare happenstance lately, but my ipod was frozen-- in more ways than one I think) and lo came on a new song by Adele that I didn't recognize.  I started singing along (that's one of my weird talents...I can pretty much sing along to any song after hearing it for about 30 seconds.  Music is predictable.) and then realized...wait a minute...she's singing about Skyfall!

My eyes widened and chills ran through me and tears came to my eyes with excitement (sometimes I cry when I'm excited.  Please don't ask me why.) and Sam looked at me and I started screeching "ooooooo it came out yesterday we NEEEEED to go see it!  Can we have an expensive date tonight, please please PLEASE??" (nevermind that I'm kind of in charge of the money and budgeting for stuff). It didn't take much convincing because Sam loves James Bond, so we bought the tickets for that night right then and there.

Anyway, we got to see it.  I was really excited for the previews because Winter Mega Movie Season is coming up in a few weeks, but I was disappointed to see only action flix.  Just imagine Les Miserables, The Hobbit, and whatever else you want.  It's going to be awesome.

The movie was fantastic.  I love Daniel Craig as James Bond.  Casino Royale was my favorite JB movie (although it may now be tied).  Some may say Daniel Craig isn't as debonair as other Bonds.  Like maybe Sean Connery.  Or they throw a fit about the fact that he's blond Oh Hurt Me!  I don't care if his hair is blue.  I like Daniel Craig.  And the Daniel Craig Bond movies seem a lot more personal (most big-ticket movies nowadays are...I rather prefer it) and less frivolous with the "Bond Girls" and all that.  Not that they aren't devoid of it.  But you know what I mean.

And HELLO Scotland scenery!  Or northern England.  It sort of blends together.  Misty moors and haunting (or haunted...) old stone houses with stone stags guarding the entrance (get in my bag).  It's awesome.

On another note, the opening credit sequences are always one of my favorite parts.  And I loved the one for Skyfall.  Adele is classy, and therefore perfect for it.  My new song obsession:

Not to mention she has an amazing voice.  I feel like this (I'm too lazy to make a gif, and anyway it's really the voice you need to hear...skip to about 55 seconds on the video):

Anyway, I highly recommend it.  It's a terrific film.  I'm telling everyone they need to go TODAY.

1 comment:

LP said...

I think I'll wait till Ian comes home. But it sounds good.