New 'Skyfall' trailer: What's the verdict?
July 31st, 2012
05:32 PM ET

New 'Skyfall' trailer: What's the verdict?

With Daniel Craig's big entrance as James Bond at the Olympic opening ceremony last Friday, the full trailer for November's Bond film, "Skyfall," arrived right on time.

Movie critics and fans were buzzing Tuesday as the two-and-a-half minute clip revealed more of the plot, plus a blond Javier Bardem as the villain Silva and Ben Whishaw as Q.


We find out that a hard drive containing the identities of MI6 agents embedded in terrorist organizations was lost, and then later shared with the world via YouTube. And although Craig's 007 was off "enjoying death" early on in the trailer, before long Bond's back in business.

After all, everybody needs a hobby, Bond says, and his just happens to be "resurrection."

Time magazine notes that "with all the Bond bells and whistles on full display -  Q, gun barrels, train-roof running, sexy showers, [and] witty banter," it's safe to assume that Bond will be able to tie up M's (Judi Dench) loose ends.

Entertainment Weekly thinks the trailer also does a solid job of showing why Sam Mendes was a good choice for director. "He may have been an unorthodox choice," EW says, "but the new trailer demonstrates a great appreciation for 007's cinematic canon and the evolving action genre."

MTV relishes Bardem's appearance, suggesting that "above all, the new trailer for 'Skyfall' serves as good reminder of just how scary Javier Bardem can be."

What do you think of the new "Skyfall" clip? The movie opens November 9.

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    August 24, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony Thompson

    Love Craig as Bond (best since Lazenby). I had thought that they would go with a softer (maybe even humorous) tone after the past two dark entries but this trailer indicates otherwise! Looking forward to it big-time!

    August 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      My wife and I are die hard James Bond fans, and we loved the last two movies. I have to say, tho, that the villians have been disappointing and unbelievable. I think adding Javier Bardem to the mix is genius, tho.
      Can't wait to see it!!!

      August 3, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Lazenby ?!
      Are you serious ? I hope you're kidding.
      Connery / Brosnan and Dalton are the best Bonds.

      August 13, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Marguerite

    i love the bond movies...this looks like a good one also..will catch it.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 3rd state hokey pokey

    got it.

    August 2, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Movieman

    I'm excited about this one. Looks like it will be the best of the series with Craig. Casino Royale was great and Quantum of Solace did have its moments. I love it when he lands on the train then straightens his cufflink – CLassic Bond. Kick Ass, Save the World, Never Let Them See You Bleed, and Look Good Doing It.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jack

    Good evening folks. Everyone is invited to visit –

    August 2, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. meky mantle

    would you jerks simmer down -

    August 1, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. FRANK


    August 1, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |


    August 1, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    Looks good to me....could use more hot babes with large breasts though.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. Patrycja

    Can`t wait!

    August 1, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Richard

    Another evil, blond-haired white man as a villain, how Hollywood loves them. Especially if they have money...

    August 1, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack63

      If he didn't have money he would just be a criminal.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Vito-CICELY

      yea a 401k 90, retirement plan of 200 stock options and accounts with a net of 400...yea criminal. i hear cp talk
      your gonna sit on rocket if i hear it again.


      August 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. yo adrien

    where am i, who am i .......

    August 1, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. mike

    Love it. Can't wait to see it. Daniel Craig fills Bond's shoes powerfully.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rogering

    Note to MGM: focus the trailer more on Javier. The best Bond flicks had a villain that we despised as the audience. Who could forget Goldfinget or Odd Job or Ricard Kiel with metal grillwork. If Javier is anything close to his No Country For Old Men role.....he will be the star, not Craig.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. spoddney

    At last...Bond is Back..and he's going to kick some serious ass.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Alicia

    The soundtrack for the trailer is bad... Love Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, but this looks painfully ridiculous and boring... *sigh*

    July 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. GregKisco

    You don't have to be Sterling Archer to sense that this is going to be "EPIC!" ...but they really do give away too much in this trailer; I'll try and avoid the trailers/commercials until NOV.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. KimPaul in Seattle

    B-Ran nothing to see here move on" beat cop voice. Bond is and always will be the best. Especially Craig! Love the new Q. Can't wait.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ProperVillain

    This is going to be AWESOME!

    July 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Da Dum

    Sounds like the first or second Mission Impossible movie

    July 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. B-Ran

    If you've seen one James bond movie, you've seen them all! Let me guess (without actually having seen the trailer) there is some sort of foreign terrorist. Who is after some sort of gadget or technology. He is threatening the world with some sort of missle or bomb or maybe even disease or virus. There is some floozy chick Mr Bond will fancy and get it on with before saving the world?

    July 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nookie


      July 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ekklesiarobb

      Actually, sounds/looks like Bardem's character is working to weave a V for Vendetta type of campaign, instilling mistrust and disdain for the highest levels of leadership by "exposing" Mi6s involvement with terrorism cells. Bond's 'death' is Ms only out, because its the only way to keep him clean, safe, and hidden for a final fight against this supposed 'Freedom Fighter.'

      August 1, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Obviously you haven't watched any of the Daniel Craig series of Bond Films. First one had to do with someone handling the finances for an African warlord. Second had to do with investigating an organization that was trying to tie up one of the most important resources in the world, one that people simply cannot live without (hint: not oil.) Since they rebooted the series, Eon's been giving the villains much more realistic goals. It's not Dr. Evil telling the world's leaders to pay him "one meeelllion dollars" or he will blow up an atomic bomb someplace. Now the villains prefer to try to remain hidden behind the scenes and try to quietly acquire money and power without getting noticed.

      August 1, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • tooch

      darn tootin you'll be saved with pumpkin

      August 1, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |

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