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12-01-2012, 12:59 PM
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Another weakness of the movie for me was the way they baited Silva to go to Skyfall. If Q's breadcrumbs are so convincing that Silva storms the home by that night, why not place M in a safehouse ten miles away and allow Bond to take care of business without any risk to M? Silva was obviously convinced that M was there, so what was the point of risking her life and eventually killing her?
It's the classic trap seen in Return of the Jedi, where the Emperor fools the rebels to attack the death star by giving them the... actual weaknesses to his battle station. Why not tell the rebels that the shield generator is on the other side of Endor? That way, the rebels attack, and there is 0% risk that the death star is harmed. Bleh.
Watched it last night, so now I'm clicking on the spoilers.
This was my exact complaint.
It was a good movie, but in the end
It may not even be accurate to call Bond an 'inneffective' hero; he may have been downright counterproductive. He led Silva right to M when there was absolutely no reason not to just plant M 10 minutes down the road. Hell, put her in the church
from the start
and there's no flashlight to pick up.
The only counter-argument is that M vociferously refused to 'show tail' and perhaps Bond knew there was no chance he could just drop her off. She was going to do everything she could to ensure she took part in Silva's defeat. That certainly makes sense given how fiery M's character has always been.
She'll be a loss for the franchise. I'm guessing she was just done playing the character.
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