Eric Alterman was nonplussed about the latest James Bond film, Skyfall:
Things that are too stupid about “Skyfall” to accept, though it does not make it impossible to enjoy the movie:
1) It is based on a total absurdity: No intelligence would ever (or even could) compile such a list.
2) There is never any explanation given for the existence of said list.
3) When Bond “dies” in the beginning and then ends up on that beach, well, what? How did that happen? Again, no explanation.
I don’t mind absurdities within the movies. I do mind a) the plot being based on one and b) them not bothering to try to explain them.
Things that are silly but okay, because this is Bond: Everybody in the movie has hundreds of chances to kill everybody else. They prefer to describe how they are about to kill them instead. That’s standard fare in all bad guy movies.