007 Returns in "Skyfall"E. "Doc" Smithbyline‚ Nov. 09‚ 2012
"Skyfall" is the twenty-third spy film in the James Bond series, featuring Daniel Craig in his third outing as James Bond, 007, following "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace, and is directed by Sam Mendes. The latest Bond villain is played by Javier Bardem; (Bardem was particularly murderous and scary in the film "No Country for Old Men"), as the evil Raoul Silva. With Skyfall, Craig passes actors George Lazenby ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service"), and Timothy Dalton ("The Living Daylights" & "License to Kill"), and joins Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, as the only actors to portray 007 three or more times. Skyfall premiered in the UK last month, and it was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras.The film's release also coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the Bond films which began in 1962 with Connery in "Dr. No".