So a year that seemed like it should be fantastic has turned out to be pretty disappointing. Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to Alien turned out to be visually stunning but had a script so egregiously bad you couldn’t even lay back and just enjoy the visuals. Dark Knight Rises, while far from a bad movie, was pretty disappointing to many people as well. However one of the highly anticipated movies of the year, Skyfall, is thus far getting nothing but rave reviews.
It’s hard to talk about a film that isn’t released for American audiences for about a month. However I thought I would throw out the lead song. I thought “Do You Know My Name” from Casino Royal was arguably one of the best Bond themes ever. Quantum of Solace was inferior to Casino Royal on most levels, including the music. It wasn’t a bad song but somehow was pretty forgettable.
The new song by Adele tries to be a little more akin to the classic themes like Goldfinger or Nobody Knows it Better. Say what you will about the Roger Moore films. I don’t care for them. But he did manage to swing a lot of great theme songs. However a lot of people are saying it uses overly easy rhyming and is also a tad forgettable. It does manage to mix in more classic Bond cues into the song and has that more lush orchestral feel that many of the early Bond songs did. I’m just not sure Adele’s voice is quite up to it. I think someone with more of a Jazz background would have brought something far more interesting. What do you think?