with: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, etc.
story: I have no real clue...someone has stolen a hard drive with information about English agents...and somehow they get to China. And then Javier Bardem is the evil one and wants to kill anyone
what I liked: I like Daniel Craig and the fact that his Bond is less shiny and immaculate but an alcoholic with a aging face. I like Javier Bardem and his weird take on a villain (not in blond though).
London as a location is always a winner and the whole Scotland thing with the highly theatralic helicopter entrance or the Shakespearian like death scene in the chapel, great.
What I liked most must be the beautiful images created - the silhouettes in front of the orangey red burning background, the coffins covered with the Union Jacks, etc.
what I didn't like: Well, the action and the implausibility of it. I know, I know, that's not the point when watching Bond but I just can't stop my brain. Why does he have radio reception on the underground? What did they tell the citizens of London after a train just falls through the ground? Why was it one of the less tall tube trains but still went to Wimbledon? How can his name be James Bond when all the other before him were James Bond as well?
verdict: As you can tell, this is not really my sort of film. All that useless fighting simply bores the hell out of me and I caught myself thinking "Oh no, the poor new VW Beetles, the poor fruits on the bazar..." - I guess this shows my attitude lol But after that initial discomfort and the 10min nap I had it improved, the coolness got me, and I still felt entertained. I think I have to watch some of the older Bond films now...