(88) 007’s 23rd installment is nostalgic, self-referential, and in keeping with traditions that seemed to have ended with Craig’s arrival. What’s great about Skyfall, though, is the ways in which it innovates. Bond is fragile; he has to plan, has to train. Men may still want to be him but also feel sympathy for him. Old faces are back but they’ve changed significantly. The “Bond-age” scene returns but provides its own firsts (or does it?). Mendes’ has taken Bond full-circle and he is now Fleming’s spy more than ever.