After successfully rebooting the Bond series with Casino Royale
, then taking two steps back with the Jason Bourne-lite Quantum of Solace
, Daniel Craig hits a home run with Skyfall
, a deft mix of modern aesthetics, lush storytelling, and classic 007 sensibilities. Director Sam Mendes -- an unusual choice for the franchise -- surprises here by stepping up to the plate and delivering top-notch action while keeping the focus on the characters, who are never surpassed by the stunts or ammo shells. In fact, this could be the best entry in the series in terms of getting inside 007’s head -- and it’s easily the biggest spotlight that Dame Judi Dench has ...