Oct 6, 2012
A View To A Clip... From Skyfall
Among all the official videos released online today to mark Global James Bond Day, this one might be the most tantalizing, because it offers us 30 seconds of continuous footage from an action scene in Skyfall! It can be tough to judge action scenes from trailers, since they're all cut up. (For instance, who would have guessed from the excellent Quantum of Solace trailers that the action scenes would be even more cut up in the movie itself?) 30 seconds might not be much, but it's the best chunk of footage we've yet laid eyes on to judge how Sam Mendes handles action... and I like what I see! It's also our first definitive chance to hear new composer Thomas Newman's take on 007, and, again, I like what I hear! (It's kind of hard to judge because it relies heavily on the Bond Theme, but I'm happy to know that he does use the Bond Theme in action, as historically not all 007 composers have!) This clip comes from the pre-credits sequence, so it doesn't contain any plot spoilers, and the major stunt is one we've already seen in the trailers, so I deem it pretty safe for all but the most squeamish about spoilers.