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10 Things We Learned From The New Skyfall Trailer
A closer look at Sam Mendes' latest 007 promo

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10. The Action Looks Suitably Mental

Any worries that Mendes’ background in both theatre and ‘proper’ films might mean that Skyfall would just be a series of talking heads have been well and truly discounted by the trailer. The opening sequence on the train, featuring Bond-on-a-bike (blah blah something powerful between his legs etc. etc.) and one of the best nonchalant cuff checks in Bond history, looks epic, as does the foot chase on the London Underground that culminates in that shot of a tube train derailing and ploughing through a wall. There are hints of other setpieces – a fight between Bond and an unidentified foe on a frozen lake – but we imagine that there’s a lot more to come from this.

Fancy watching the trailer again?

 
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1 Mommy?
At 1.40 Silva says: "Mommy was very bad." Just a thought. What if this "mommy" is meant to take literal? Just think about it. More

Posted by Pelle on Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:13

2 second time round
and I thought the Olympics were exciting! More

Posted by leroythemasochist on Sunday August 5, 2012, 07:49

3 SPOILERS
**Potential Spoilers Ahead (But this is still just pure speculation)** So M orders Bonds 'death' after losing the HDD with the data to all of the undercover MI6 agents out in operation, so that Bond will be presumed dead by the bad guy agencies and can go about his new mission unpeturbed. More

Posted by murder_minty on Saturday August 4, 2012, 09:52

4 Looks very appealing...
Have to say that DC's looking a little old in this and what's going on with his hair?! Vicious side parting or what?! If this movie hits the spot he should stand aside and go out on a high. Hopefully to be replaced by either Chris Nolan/Joe Wright/Danny Boyle and either Christian Bale or Michael Fassbender! More

Posted by Maca007 on Thursday August 2, 2012, 16:33

5
How do you know Harris shoots him by accident? Could be deliberate. More

Posted by chris wootton on Wednesday August 1, 2012, 09:25

6 Screen Shot 5
I didn't realise Bond was taking on Tim Curry..."Wvilderness Giiiirrrlllzzzzz"... More

Posted by waltham1979 on Wednesday August 1, 2012, 08:36

7 Bond's obituary
The obituary seen on screen is taken, word-for-word (apart from substituting Japan for Turkey) from Chapter 21 of Ian Fleming's 'You Only Live Twice'. The obituary appears in 'The Times' (Bond is described as a senior office of the Ministry of Defence). More

Posted by Bond And Beyond on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 22:01

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Bond's obit in YOLT makes the papers and I believe they list his accomplishments, and choose a picture, as a naval commander and not a spy. More

Posted by baerrtt on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 18:48

9 Go on then
..It's a Bond cinema visit.... More

Posted by danbo1138 on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 17:36

10 Excitement levels approaching critical
This is looking good, Mr Mendes More

Posted by Teamwak on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 17:28

11 Excitement levels approaching critical
This is looking good, Mr Mendes More

Posted by Teamwak on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 17:28

12 The best Bond yet
Mind blown. Has Mendes pulled this off? It certainly looks that way. More

Posted by Truebloody on Tuesday July 31, 2012, 16:26


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