Well played, Honest Trailer people. Sam Mendes makes the first James Bond movie that I've ever genuinely cared about, Skyfall, and, with a single four-and-a-half minute trailer you smartly deconstruct the movie in a way that makes me simultaneously laugh out loud and question my sanity.
You really rocked my world when you pointed out — and then demonstrated with a comparison clip — that the picture's climactic scenes at Bond's ancestral home in Scotland are weirdly reminiscent of Home Alone. I bet that screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis will be staying indoors for a few days after word gets back to them on that one. The many scenes of Judi Dench frowning and the "absurdly long landscape shots," as you put it, are also lovely. You bastards.
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