While it hasn’t benefited from decades of rose-colored glasses and nostalgia like others, Goldfinger and From Russia with Love, for example, Skyfall nevertheless is by far the best James Bond film. The most competently made, the most reverential in tone, it is a high-quality film and the most compelling installment of the canon to date.
Firstly, it’s weird. People talk weird. The dialogue is choppy and literal. People say what they are thinking to each other, and include every detail. Part of it’s stylistic, contributing to a thick layer of unease. But it also serves the story in certain ways. The residents are motivated to find a partner and are thus more willing to speak frankly about their feelings and if their defining characteristics are quote “a match.”