The Trailer Park: Back at It Again!

While Daniel Craig’s Bond plays dead and tries to stop a terrorist organization led by another madman, Liam Neeson finds himself having to rescue another of his family members in a foreign country.

‘Taken 2’

Probably the best part of this preview is the angelic choir music that plays in the background to the action. It’s somewhat corny, yes, but still fairly cool nonetheless. I liked the first movie well enough to give this sequel a watch, but the idea that another member of Liam Neeson’s family would be kidnapped while visiting a foreign country is pretty silly. However, the premise of the family from the first movie seeking vengeance intrigues me, and it might just work in that context. We’ll have to wait and see.


Try to imagine me staring at the screen without blinking, mouth agape and getting goosebumps all over my arms, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how anxious I am to see the next James Bond adventure, let alone how much I really dig this latest preview. Nearly every scene and glimpse whets my appetite, from Daniel Craig falling through the roof a moving train like it’s nothing to seeing him meet and chat with Q for the first time. Best of all, I love the grand entrance Javier Bardem makes from the elevator. This is an awesome trailer, and I can’t wait to see the movie on the big screen.

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  1. Alex

    Did Javier Bardem’s hair color remind anyone else of Christopher Walken’s hair in “A View to a Kill”?

    • Alex

      I just want to state that that was not meant as a criticism. Skyfall looks friggin’ awesome. Seeing M standing beside a line of Union Jack-covered coffins gave me chills.

  2. Barsoom Bob

    This does look exciting as hell, but it spoiled at least one or two plot points. They used the Bond is dead gambit in You Only Live Twice didn’t they ?

    Looking forward to this and The Hobbit. News has been breaking today that Warners is getting cold feet on the whole 48FPS thing and there is only going to be a few theaters across the country, in major markets, that are going to have those 48 FPS screenings.

    There is/was a panel discussion on the very topic of faster frame rates at a SIGGRAPH conference with Trumball, Murin and others this very afternoon in California.

    • Ian Whitcombe

      The Bond-is-dead gambit in YOLT is mostly a ten-to-fifteen minute joke. Basically, a riff on the title of the film.

      It’s like saying that Quantum of Solace recycles Bond’s epic revenge plot from Diamonds Are Forever.

  3. JM

    ‘Quantum Of Solace’s trailer was an emotional powerhouse. The only thing I felt during this ‘Skyfall’ tease was excitement for the new cast.

    ‘Casino Royale’s trailer might even be the fiercest of all three, but the Eva Green shaped hole in Daniel Craig’s chest is turning this franchise hollow.

    Hopefully ‘Skyfall’ is withholding all the good choreography and will have the most thrilling sequences, even if the sex and mission is simply gun-for-hire.

    • Barsoom Bob

      This one is supposed to be more stand alone, not directly continuing, from what I have read.

      This may be weird, but to me personally, James Bond is more about what he does and how he acts between the stunts. I enjoy the thrills and the fights, my favorite is still the train cabin fight from “From Russia With Love”. But from the angle that I experienced it, he was the ultimate, cool guy, dangerous, but charmingly sexy role model to which to aspire. This came through just as equally in his playgrounds, enjoyments, shall we say, missions and devil may care attitude. The set pieces were punctuation marks.

      Yes, it is kind of total non realistic bullshit, but it is not trying to be “Tinker, Tailor …..” , it was entertaining fantasy for a modern hero.

      • JM

        Paramount just gave Sacha Baron Cohen the greenlight to spoof James Bond, which I’m hoping will satirize the style of Sean Connery’s films.

        ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ is my favorite in the series purely because of the kinetic energy, which is what I’m hoping ‘Skyfall’ will be. If it can compete with ‘The Raid’ in the arena of intensity, I’m fine with a paper-thin story and suave cufflinks.

        Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond, but not my father’s favorite Bond. We seem to want polar-opposite experiences from this series. In a way it’s sad that young money speaks louder. But I guess that’s the new reality.

        The lowest common denominator is that ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’ both made 72% of their box office overseas. I wonder what the kids in Switzerland are hoping for when they kick in their $12M?

  4. I rather liked the plot-line for Taken 2. Blends nicely with the first film, and also avoids the old overused “His family are in danger because of his dangerous job” plot. In this case, it’s only happening because he rescued his daughter. Nice to see Famke back as well.

    Pleasantly surprised how good the Bond trailer looks as well, though the villain looks a bit limp. I’m not a fan of that actor though, which doesn’t help. 😉 I think that’s what almost all of the new Bond films have missed. They’ve been okay films but utterly lacked any decent villains.

  5. I’m not sure about Taken 2, Neeson always delivers for me, but the movie isnt directed by the same guy, its from Olivier Megaton who did Transporter 3 (the worst in the trilogy) and Columbiana (which pretty much tanked), so I’m not sure I trust him in directing Neeson kicking ass, I know for sure that Pierre Morel will be missed, his directing on the first Taken and District B13 was awesome, he knows how to film action and fight scenes quite well, so this is definitely a big question mark for me.

    Bond I just dont care about, while I own Royale and Solace, I dont watch them much at all, I’ve never been a fan of Bond and have never seen any of the original movies with Connery or anyone else for that matter, Daniel Craig and Casino Royale has easily been my favorite but even then I dont care that much. So I’m not too worried about going to see this one at all

    • Scratch that I have seen all the Pierce Brosnan ones, but its been a long time and I remember thinking most of his movies sucked bad, Goldeneye was good and I liked Tomorrow Never Dies, but Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough were two of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, horrible acting and script…..

      • You should give the old Bonds a chance (while admittedly viewing them as products of their time). I’m not a Bond fan either (Don’t own any of them), but I enjoy most of them well enough.) However, I thought from Pierce Brosnan on, they’ve not been great. Even Casino Royale was a mess in my opinion. Give the Connery’s, Moore’s and Dalton’s a go, and you may be pleasantly surprised. 🙂

  6. Dan Jones

    The bond trailer hits all the perfect chords. The part where Bond falls gracefully into the train then adjusts his sleeve is golden!