Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the man in the tuxedo with the shaken-not-stirred martini (or maybe it’s a Heineken?) is back: James Bond has returned with the first official teaser trailer for “Skyfall,” his first big-screen adventure since 2008’s “Quantum of Solace.”
Where “Solace” registered as a pretty serious disappointment among the 007 faithful, “Skyfall” looks to be upping the ante in all sorts of ways. A very disgruntled Bond is the man we meet at the beginning of the teaser, engaging in a round of free word association with an interrogator of some kind. He’s asked to react with the first words that come to mind in response to “Country,” “Gun,” and “Murder.” Easy enough answers: “England,” “Shot,” “Employment.”
But when asked about the mysterious “Skyfall,” James is initially silent, before answering “Done.” Whether he means the mission is complete or the interrogation is over, it’s clearly a raw point for the licensed-to-kill agent.
The remainder of the teaser features numerous quick cuts that tease new Bond gal Naomie Harris, a room filled with caskets draped in British flags, a train crashing through an area it has no business being in, Bond and M (played once again by Dame Judi Dench) staring off at an expansive field, and much more.
So, what have we learned? Let’s review: Country? England. Gun? Shot. Murder? Employment. Skyfall? Done for Bond, maybe, but certainly not for us. We’ll be first on line when it hits theaters on November 9 later this year.
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