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Loved it. Wasn't near what it was hyped up to be (Dark Knight of James Bond my @$$) but it was a well executed action film with a fairly good plot and honestly the only complaint I had was that I wanted more Javier Bardem. As a villian he was magnificent and I thought he needed more screen time, making him appear halfway through was definitely a pacing mistake.
The subject of M and her death was pretty heavy, but it was a spoiler I was aware of going in and I think that softened the impact of it for me. Still, the idea that we got a lot of backstory on Bond was helpful and it really solidified this as a reboot rather than going with the codename theory. I had always wanted a bit of story on this subject and I like that this is a whole new universe in the Bond mythos.
This has fully set up that Bond can break with his past and become the embodiment of swagger that he used to be and I'm curious to see that now that Moneypenny and Q have been added to the mix.
Daniel Craig has said he wants out after this one so that he can go out at the peak of it all, but I think he needs to stick around. For those who were unaware this film does not continue the Quantum storyline that was established in the first two of the reboot. It is a standalone that focuses more on the personal relationships of some of the characters and highlights how flawed, how jaded, and how broken they all are and I love it but that other thread needs a chance to close and without Craig it will make the new franchise feel disjointed. Two more movies and he could match Sean's original run which would be perfect.
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