Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace now feel like
warm-ups for newbie Bond star Daniel Craig, pacing laps before the
full-on marathon. If you buy this analogy, then Skyfall must be
seen as the race of Craig’s life, the one where he, in those final tough
miles, breaks free of the pack with cool confidence and a steady hand
at the helm (Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes).