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Shaken and stirred! It’s the best Bond...
James Bond look-a-like Steve Wright with Viv Hudson-Findlay, Kim Clifford and Darren Pinches at the event.
THE name’s Bond, brilliant Bond.
More than 400 people attended a special premiere screening of the new James Bond film, Skyfall, at Worcester’s Odeon cinema on Thursday night.
And from the chattering as we left the cinema, many thought it lived up to the hype.
The film, which was released in cinema’s across the UK last night, marks the 50th anniversary of Britain’s favourite spy, but contains enough twists and turns to keep even the Bond-averse entertained. I thought it was brilliant.
Skyfall is unlike any Bond film before it, but contains enough references to the franchise’s golden age to appease its superfans.
The cast is superb. Daniel Craig is certainly making his mark, but the film is stolen by Javier Bardem’s wonderfully camp, but equally sinister, Silva.
What Sam Mendes has achieved with Skyfall is to bring Bond smack bang into the 21st century while taking it right back to its core.
My fellow Worcester News reporter Sarah Davies said: “I think Skyfall has ensured the future longevity of the super spy. It still had everything you would expect in a Bond film – the girls, the cars, the gadgets – but presented in a new way. “What I loved about it was that while it was different to any of the Bond films that have gone before, it did not ignore some of the things at the very core of the Bond franchise. I can’t wait for the next instalment.”
Hursty, from Free Radio’s breakfast show, said he thought the film had something for Bond fans and film fans.
He said: “I really loved the ending. I didn’t see it coming.
“It’s lived up to the hype. To the Bond fan it makes some really clever references because it’s the 50th anniversary.
“It makes the Bond fans smile, and the film fans smile.”
Deb Haffner, of Worcester, said: “I thought it was great, I really enjoyed it.
“I didn’t see the twist coming, I didn’t think that would happen. It was very good.”
However, she said: “I’m not sure it’s the best Bond. I loved Casino Royale, I’m definitely a Daniel Craig fan.”