Skyfall deviates from previous Bond movies. Where James Bond is usually only deployed for world-threatening missions, this Bond is brought back to save M16, just a small institution of the British government. At risk are the names of embedded spies in terrorist organizations, but no one really cares. The baddie, Silva, is only releasing them to lure M and Bond.
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Silva is not the only one trying to shut MI6 down. A botched mission leads to a public inquiry as to whether MI6 is necessary in the modern age of transparent diplomacy. In response to the shrill Parliamentarians shouting her down, M argues that spies and killers like Bond are needed even more to combat terrorists that try to attack British soil. And Silva does attack British soil, as in an almost unprecedented move, the final action scene takes place in Britain. And not even in a major city – in Bond’s ancestral and remote manor, Skyfall.
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