Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Movie Review: Skyfall

MI6 agents James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Eve (Naomi Harris) are on an important mission in Istanbul, Turkey.  They have to retrieve a hard drive full of top secret information that has fallen into the wrong hands.  Their mission ends in failure, after which Bond goes AWOL.  When a cyber-attack culminates in the bombing of the MI6 offices, Bond immediately resurfaces to pursue the culprit.  His search leads him to former MI6 operative Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), an eccentric madman with a score to settle.  Silva has limitless resources at his disposal.  He means to make his sick dreams a reality.  All that stands between him and ultimate revenge is Bond, but is 007 up to the challenge?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Movie Review: The Man with the Iron Fists

In 19th century China, a small jungle village has become a battleground.  Under pain of death, the village blacksmith (Rza) has been supplying weapons to the various warring parties.  He asks no questions and takes no sides in any conflict, preferring instead to silently stash away his earnings.  Eventually, circumstances force him choose sides, at which point he uses his skills to become a living weapon.