There’s only little time for booze and babes as 007 finds himself in the middle of a cat-and-rat game with an effete hacker (wonderfully played by Javier Bardem) who’s out to destroy MI6 in general and M (Judi Dench) in particular.
As you can probably tell, this time it’s personal and shit. The filmmakers seem to have borrowed a few tricks from the Christopher Nolan playbook in order to raise the stakes and to make the story resonate more.
But it’s not all gloom and doom: there are also some exciting action scenes and stylish set pieces; I particularly enjoyed the opening chase, which starts with cars, then switches to motorcycles before ending up with Bond and his target running across the top of a moving train.
Like “Casino Royale”, this is a 007 flick that even non-fans will love.