Home Entertainment Feast your eyes on these new SKYFALL images,plus a classic Bond car returns

Feast your eyes on these new SKYFALL images,plus a classic Bond car returns

1 min read

Bond is back later this year, in Skyfall, the 23rd 007 film that almost never was. There’ve been only a few teases so far, a quick trailer here or there, a photo escaping into the wilderness every once in a while.

Well, MI6 has slacked off once more, as these new images paint a clearer picture of one of the movie action scenes, while also heralding the return of one Bond signature vehicle, in a new vlog.

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, 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.

Bond on a bike? Sounds like a recipe for a seperate film to me, starring Samuel L Jackson getting even angrier than usual. As for the vlog itself, if you don’t have time to watch it, and happen to be wondering why a Bond vehicle with less horses and gizmos under the hood features, then here’s one great quote from director Sam Mendes:

There’s something about the last part of the movie which deliberately, very consciously, could have taken place in 1962.

With Javier Bardem on board as a mentl and physical threat, while 00 agents find themselves in all manner of new danger and espionage, this movie is starting to shape up like one of my favourite early Bond films, From Russia with love, so far.

And that ain’t a bad thing at all.

Last Updated: July 20, 2012


  1. Kyle

    July 20, 2012 at 10:08

    Well these are exponentially more exciting than the boring swimming pool picture…


  2. James Francis

    July 20, 2012 at 13:43

    Hmmm, are they not pandering a little too much here? The nice thing about the new Bonds is how they shake up what has become a very stale formula. Quantum Of Solace did not stumble because of its non-Bondisms. Nobody cared that Casino Royale actually had fewer ‘Bond’ touches than Quantum. It was the poor camera work in the action scenes that ruined much of the experience. With a proper DOP and not such a hankering to be another Bourne, Skyfall could be quite something.

    But no, they do crap like add a car from the earlier movies. Sounds like an idea straight out of a studio note. 


    • Kervyn Cloete

      July 21, 2012 at 12:31

      Well, that’s not a completely fair criticism. The new films are a modernization of Bond; viewing the film through the lens of a post-Bourne world. But its not a complete abandonment of the classic Bond tropes.

      Also, I don’t think it was the camera work that ruined Quantum (not that I actually think it’s ruined) because then you could say the same for every single movie that’s copied Bourne since then. Shaky Came, when used properly, is quite effective.For me the problem with Bond was a plot filled with far too many moments of convenience as well as a completely forgettable and non-compelling villain.


      • James Francis

        July 23, 2012 at 09:10

        I have watched Quantum several times and the action scenes are still hard to follow. This is not the case with Bourne or, say, Taken. And I’m not saying that the new movies aren’t sticking to the tropes – though many aren’t even. His gun, that car and his ‘favourite drink’ actually make fewer appearances during the films that fans tend to believe.

        My point, instead, is that the above plans smack of banal fan pandering.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Hitman dev’s James Bond game will create a digital 007 for the gaming industry

So what kind of Bond game is IO developing? One that’ll tell a completely new story with a…