Hype aside. A film will only be as good as the watcher wants it to be or will let it be. You can use some initail reviews from various reviewers but then make your own mind up of what you thought of it. Many films have had people saying it is brilliant! Whilst others are of the complete opposite.
Admittedly, Quantum of Solice did some damage. A film that lies with maybe a couple of other Bond films of past, but it will always remain in that catalogue. Any true Bond fan will have their favourites but will also have a soft spot for the poorer installments. A Bond film needs to bring that warm satisfaction feel to a Bond fan. Skyfall did this in fantastic style, properly slapping me round the face with a glove that contained a lead covered brick, but left me enjoying the result! The film has made it into the top Bond films for me. Awesome film from start to finish- a classic Bond for sure. Very cleverly executed and ties up alot of the crap that Daniel Craig's portrayal of Bond has shown us over the last two films. It will have you in all sorts of emotions throughout. And as for the final scene, although initially injecting some sadness, it had me smiling with true delight in the knowledge that this final scene sets up the Bond franchise for a further 50 years! I cannot wait to put this film into it's deserved spot in final position in the (current) Blu-ray box set!
As Shortlist stated- It would take a brave man to say that this was the best Bond. But it certainly is the best of Bond.