Vatican Praises “Skyfall” in Glowing Review

Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano says James Bond is more human, less cliché

It’s not just fans and critics who are falling head over heels in love with the “new” James Bond in the 23rd installment, “Skyfall,” now out in theaters. The Vatican also loves the latest 007 incarnation – very much so actually.

In a review of the film published in the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Daniel Craig’s third take on James Bond gets the Vatican seal of approval, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

In “Skyfall,” James Bond is “less of a cliche, less attracted by the pleasures of life,” reviewer Gaetano Vallini writes.

Moreover, 007 is “darker and more introspective” and, consequently, “he is more human, even able to be moved and cry.”

These qualities, it seems, make the Vatican turn a blind eye on the fact that Bond remains, essentially, a gun-toting, womanizing killer.

I kid – but that’s the first thing that comes to mind upon seeing the topic.

In “Skyfall,” James Bond is anything but a killer and a womanizer: he’s a broken soldier, a patriot, a man. See my full review here.

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