Skyfall has been rated as the best James Bond film in the franchise
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Skyfall has just been named the best James Bond film ever.
A survey conducted in the UK by William Hill Vegas, asked 3,500 Bond fans to rank their favourite 007 films from best to worst.
The 2012 movie that stars Daniel Craig as the titular character topped the list with 17.5 per cent of the vote.
Coming in second with 8.5 per cent was Goldfinger, which starred the late Sean Connery.
And in third place was Craig's final Bond film, No Time To Die, with 7 per cent of the vote.
Connery’s last outing as 007, Never Say Never Again, was voted the worst Bond film of all time, with just 0.6 percent of the vote. Brutal.
Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, Skyfall is widely regarded as one of the best James Bond films ever made.
At the beginning of the film, MI6 is bombed and the identities of several undercover agents get leaked, which leads to Bond's superior M (Judi Dench) calling on him for help.
Bond and his team, including Q (Ben Whishaw) and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), eventually track the attack back to a cyberterrorist named Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem).
And, of course, there's plenty of car chases, shoot outs and cat and mouse games along the way.
Skyfall was a critical and commercial hit, earning over $1.1 billion at the global box office and attracting a 92 per cent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film also won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Sound Editing while also winning multiple Grammys, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2022, Craig told Martha Kearney on BBC Radio 4’s Best of Today podcast he had no regrets about leaving the franchise.
“No, none at all,” he said. “I had an incredibly fortunate 17 years of my life making this. I literally want to spend the next 20 years of my life trying to unhook it all and try and put it into a place because it was incredible."
He continued: "I left it where I wanted it to be. And that I was given the chance to do that with the last movie.”
The actor also told the podcast that although his iteration of the famous spy died at the end of No Time To Die, the character will live on.
“He’s not really dead. I’m gone, but it says right at the end [of No Time to Die] that Bond will return, so he must return at some point.”