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SUPERSPY: Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, breathes new life into the 50-year-old series featuring 007. Â©2012 United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Low-tech Bond

Viewers don’t look to James Bond movies for profundity. Mostly they go to see buxom babes (now brainier and badder) and gravity-defying vehicle chases. But the most recent Bond installment offers some pertinent comments on technology (and I don’t say that just because Daniel Craig, who plays Bond, is stepbrother to the theologian Phillip Blond). Besides raising the question of whether technology or know-how is more important, Skyfall wrestles with the heritage of the past and the pain of getting older.

 

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