Skyfall is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 2012 and is directed by Sam Mendes. The film's theme tune is 'Skyfall' and was sung by Adele.
The 23rd Bond film released in the 50th year of the Bond franchise, it had a lot to live up to. It doesn't disappoint however the debate as to whether it is the greatest bond flick will rage on longer than its time at the cinema.
James Bond and agent Eve are sent to Turkey to recover a hard disk but someone has got to it first and he must chase the culprit through the streets of Istanbul. It ends unfortunately with Bond being shot and falling into the river below. The man who is identified as being behind the thief is Patrice, a gun for hire who has been contracted by someone in Shanghai for an assassination. James is sent to kill Patrice.
Due to the loss of the hard disk and the damage it will do to the Intelligence Service and its allies, Gareth Mallory decides that it is time the current M retires from her role as head of the organisation much to her disappointment.
Bond has faked his own death and is enjoying himself but when there is an attack on the MI6 Headquarters, Bond returns to service. Out of shape, he is sent on a mission to kill the man who stole the hard drive.
He kills the man and then meets with a mysterious woman, Severine who tells him where to find the person who hired the thief.
After a close encounter with the woman, she is shot dead by Raoul Silva, an ex-MI6 agent who is behind the theft. Bond manages to bring the rogue agent in but that was always in his plans. He bought back to London where he makes his escape and goes after M.
James takes 'M' to Skyfall, his home where he brought up in Scotland. Skyfall is now an empty, managed by Kincade, the caretaker.
The film marked the return of Q who had gone AWOL since the invisible car in Die Another Day. The gadgets are more with keeping with the present day and not futuristic. The gadgets are a gun and a global tracker device. Severine the advertised lead female in the film is in the film only for a short time.