Skyfall also has the unique ability to introduce newcomers to the James Bond world of spies, intrigue, beautiful women, and death very well indeed. I envy the newcomers the opportunity to be introduced to James Bond by the incredibly capable Daniel Craig, who has to be the most lethal of the Bonds, the one who most captures the spy with the license to kill since Sean Connery introduced the movie going public to "Bond, James Bond" 50 years ago.
I won't go into the deep psychological, philosophical, world view analysis of this or any Bond film because for one I'm not an expert in such things and for two ... I really don't care. For me, as a long time Bond fan, the questions are: "Is this actor portraying the famous British spy well?" (YES); "Does the story line hang together well enough for me not to be distracted by plot holes or implausible story lines and can I keep my disbelief suspended well enough to enjoy the story?" (YES, YES); and "Did I have fun?" (YES, YES, YES!!!)
Skyfall is a wonderful way to celebrate Bond's 50th ... or any year thereafter.