Yesterday was a very eventful day, I went out to lunch with the family and saw a preview of the new Bond film "Skyfall". I promise there will be no spoilers in this post and I will talk about the film more towards the end but YOU HAVE GOT TO GO SEE IT, one of the best films I have ever seen and an exceptional example of British cinema.
Yesterday started with a little walk on the beach before we went to a fish restaurant right on the sea front.
It was the best seafood I have ever eaten in England. My starter was Salt and Pepper Squid with chilli. Followed by Beer battered Fish and Chips with a homemade tartare sauce and mushy peas. For dessert, I felt too guilty to order the Brownie I wanted so I just went for a very healthy hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream.
Fish and Chips was my biggest English food craving when I was in Finland. It was certainly worth the wait!
After lunch we rushed back home so my Auntie and I could get ready for the Bond preview. The only thing harder than getting ready for a night out is getting ready for a night out in a rush! The dress code said "Dress to Kill" and there were a lot of men in Dinner Jackets, luckily we weren't too out of place though, as most of the ladies were dressed more casually.
Please excuse how goofy we look in these photos, my little cousins were taking the photos and we are quite awkward people. Our whole family is not very photogenic. The preview was in an old Cinema in Bognor Regis, it was an original picture house from the "olden days" with a very quaint, cosy atmosphere.
Now on to Skyfall! It's hard to talk about it without mentioning any spoilers but I will try for you all. In my opinion it is without a doubt the best Bond so far and as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond films it had to be. Skyfall has revived a lot of the original Bond cliché's earning a smile from every Bond fan in the audience yet with it's intense emotional, and far more "personal" than your average Bond, storyline it still had the audience hooked from the moment it started with it's very fast paced action filled intro to it's emotional and cathartic ending. This film and it's extraordinary title song will hopefully create an entire new generation of Bond fans.
There is a very strong "British" feel to Skyfall marking this eventful and truly remarkable year for England. The promotion and coverage of this film rivals that of the other big events in the British calender this year such as the Jubilee and with a bit of luck will keep us out of recession for a second quarter ;)
I implore you all to go and see this film! and without giving too much away, it marks the end of an era for the Bond films, and leaves you with a wickedly teasing glimpse of the new set up for the next films which look like they will be closer to the old Bond "formula" with M, Q and Miss Moneypenny behind her desk. Not one person in the audience touched their drink or their popcorn for the entire duration and there was a very mad rush to the toilet when the credits came up!
I can also reveal that Daniel Craig has signed up for another two films, which I am extremely excited about.