Falling for Skyfall

I saw Skyfall, and I loved it.

I was quite nervous going in, afraid the film wouldn’t live up to the extended — and, frankly, ridiculous — anticipation I’ve been fueling for the past few months. But it was great.

Truly great.

I loved the story, the pacing, the characters, the cinematography — dude, that Shanghai assassination sequence, come on — the nods to the old films, and the new status quo introduced at the end of the film.

Oh, and can we just let Sam Mendes direct all Bond film from now on?

It was also my first time seeing a film in IMAX — I may have been to an IMAX theater back in the days when they only showed documentaries, but not quite sure — and I couldn’t have picked a better film to start with. Seeing the film on such a large screen with that level of audio, well, it was an experience I won’t soon forget.

My next mission: To watch Skyfall again.