When Skyfall came out back in November, it was instantly hailed as one of the best Bond films ever.
This was baffling because movies that feature ridiculous subway chases in which the villain triggers an explosion that causes a train to crash directly into the hero’s path because the villain was somehow able to predict exactly where the hero would be standing and exactly when the train would arrive usually aren’t the kind that are singled out for praise. Neither are movies that borrow large chunks from Home Alone.
Luckily, the folks who brought us the honest trailer for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (an easy target) have now set their sights on Skyfall. Some of the criticisms levelled in the video are fairly minor, but overall it’s an effect takedown that should cause the “Skyfall was the best Bond ever!” crowd to think twice.