James Bond is an icon. Since his first appearance in Dr. No in 1962, he has been the gold standard for the spy film. There is a constant debate about who the best James Bond is. I don’t think that calling Daniel Craig the best Bond is fair, but denying his charisma and charm as the famed leading man would be false. In his third outing, Bond finds himself back from the dead and confronting and enemy from M’s (Judi Dench) past. The film delves into Bond’s past and introduces some of the iconic characters like Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) into the Daniel Craig series. But as great as the supporting cast is, it is Javier Bardem as Silva who truly shines as the film’s villain. The quiet battle between Bond and Silva for the affection of M is the best part of the film.
Craig may not be the best Bond, but this film ranks high in the Bond series.
A great film for the fiftieth anniversary of Bond and definitely Craig’s best, which earns it…
4.5 out of 5