What sets Skyfall apart from all the other Bond movies is the sheer amount of character development, not just for Craig’s Bond, but everyone else around him. Director Sam Mendes delves into more of Bond’s character here than the previous twenty-two films combined, delivering a rich and fully rounded character. Judi Dench is also very good, giving her finest performance as M.
Skyfall is a great movie, not just a great James Bond movie, but a film which stands on its own outside of the long running film series. Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond is epic in scope, something which has drawn comparisons with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. However, it is best to remember that Nolan “homaged’ certain Bondian elements for his Bat franchise (and Inception).
Skyfall became the first James Bond film to gross over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Budgeted at $200 million, 2012 release grossed $304 million at the US box office and $1.1 million globally.