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In ‘Skyfall,’ James Bond fights irrelevance

The James Bond movie franchise turns 50 this year and continues with Daniel Craig in the title role. But to hear everybody in “Skyfall” debate whether, after 23 movies, James is now too long in the tooth for glamorous spy craft — the leaping onto speeding trains, the sneaking up behind a sexy lady as she showers — you would think the star of this movie is Methuselah. “Skyfall” refers to James’s boyhood manor. But, really, it’s what Chicken Little calls his action thriller, not 007.

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