The Blonde Bond Rises: Skyfall’s Refreshing Take on the Classic Character
(PCM) James Bond celebrates half a century on the silver screen with the release of Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as the titular spy in his third outing. Fans have endured four long years, watching old 007 movies on cable TV awaiting the iconic spy’s return. The wait was worth it. Bond No. 23 resurrects the series with convention-defying elements and a more immediate, personal story that steers clear of world domination. Appropriately, 007 himself is resurrected after the title sequence (the theme sung by the talented Adele), having suffered from friendly fire during a battle on top of a moving train in Istanbul. Head of the MI6, M (Judi Dench), wastes no time in writing his obituary before Bond inevitably reemerges.