One thing I was never big on when this new version started up was the carrying over of Judi Dench. I like Dench, it's not about that, but more what it said about the world... and the fact that she exists in the Bronson ones as well. Is the idea that James Bond is just a code name? There have been several Bonds? This film seems to suggest, with the visiting of his childhood home, that there is only one Bond. But enough about that.
This film was what a Bond film should be, first and foremost, fun. It had girls, gadgets, and a great villain. Sign me up for more if this is what we're going to be expecting. I love that Bond was a true underdog here and didn't really come off like a perfect killing machine. The story was engaging, the cast was enjoyable. If you haven't gotten around to seeing it and had any interest whatsoever give it a shot. I'm up there with the best of the Bonds.