Bond: Skyfall (2011)
The special effects didn't overpower the movie, and got rid of completely over-the-top stuff, and decided to put in a plot and some character development. Best bond in quite a while. For me.
I'm so very glad Quentin Tarantino didn't get to direct this one, like my wife said he'd wanted to. It would be some tart'ed up explosion of eye-candy, with bad cliché's and more gore than a hollywood horror film.
There was over the top stuff, and plot holes (why does a train in rush-hour have no passengers on board). But it wasn't just one stupid over the top thing after another, like some were.
Some friends disagreed:
So if you liked the originals (first couple Bond films), this one rocked. If you liked the last few before the Daniel Craig reboot, this one wasn't very action filled and had a lot more dialog.
A lot of the original bond lovers will love this one.
A lot of the later bond film lovers, will think, "almost boring" in contrast.