Nobody was claiming that Skyfall reinvented the face of modern cinema, and should be added to a Mount Rushmore of movie masterpieces alongside Citizen Kane, Vertigo and the Air Bud films. But Sam Mendes’ installment in the long-running James Bond franchise did get 007 back on his feet after the dismal Quantum of Solace. It likely rescued public perception about Daniel Craig’s ability to wear Bond’s signature tuxedo. And it ranks as the highest-grossing Bond film in the franchise’s 50-year history.

But that isn’t enough to satisfy some nitpickers, which is why the latest Honest Trailer at Screen Junkies puts Bond in its sights. Check it out. It’s worth a laugh or two:



Do you know, the comment about Silva’s explosives in the tube tunnel is the one thing that prevented Skyfall from being considered for my year-end Top 10 list? That’s such a glaring mistake, and it’s sad that Mendes and his team didn’t stop to think that there’s no way Silva could have known to plant an explosive at that spot to derail the train. They simply thought, “Well, the oncoming train will look so cool, no one will notice!” And it does look cool. But that’s a bad mistake.

The other problems they point out, from frowning Judi Dench to the Home Alone finale are truly tiny elements of an otherwise fantastic Bond sequel. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time … unless you are bean counters at Sony who are still tallying profits from Skyfall’s box-office run.

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