I'm not really that into Bond, but I liked Skyfall back when I saw it.
One thing that annoyed me, though was that they actually killed M. Granted, I have no emotional attachment to the character as I suspect some Bond followers might, but it seemed like they had it set up perfectly, plot-wise, for them to fake her death. There was the entire beginning with Bond "dying" but not really dead, his obituary in the paper, and then coming back.
Heck, when M died, they even brought up the obituary thing again. All my Trope senses were screaming "Chekhov's Gun! Chekhov's Gun!" because it had come up earlier.
I understand that Judi Dench couldn't exactly be M forever, but they could've at least had an after-credits scene of her walking up to Bond on the street and casually saying hello or something. As-is I feel like it ended up leaving a big red herring at the beginning.
But maybe it's just because I'm used to looking for things like that.
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