Skyfall – Expectations and Reality

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

With M’s past coming back into the present we are treated to flashbacks covering her career as a spy and ultimately Judi Dench tools up and joins Daniel Craig’s Bond on a mission. With years of experience under her belt, M teaches Bond some new tricks and in a gruesome torture scene shows that she has a looser moral code than 007.

When they have an old foe cornered, Bond’s life is threatened in a climactic showdown only to be rescued by M who displays some awesome martial arts skills, think Yoda in Attack of the Clones. Exhausted, Bond and M share a tender moment amongst the carnage as the credits roll.

M briefs Bond on the situation with a concerned look on her face. Throughout the film she follows his progress offering a few quips along the way, hopefully somehow topping “cunning linguist” from Tomorrow Never Dies. At the end she congratulates Bond with some cheeky banter before the credits roll.

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