"Skyfall," the highly-anticipated third James Bond film featuring Daniel Craig and the 23d overall movie in the series, opens this week, marking the 50th year of the 007 franchise. But in Globe critic Wesley Morris's review of the film, he writes that it may be self-aware of its age.
At almost 2½ hours, the movie plays like a long, familiar family conversation: Should we put dad in a home or not? This idea of retirement comes up over and over, and it does so at the expense of the actual fun of these movies: their exaggerated interpretation of international politics — warlords, terrorists, greedy pigs, insane demands, the pathological need of sex to be had.
Do you think this Bond movie will be as good as past installments? Before seeing it, check out 10 Bond girls with the look, more Bond girls through the years, and the red-carpet premiere of "Skyfall." Below, watch Globe movie critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris discuss "Skyfall" and tell us whether you'll see the new flick.
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