You probably have your favourite Bond actor and you may well have your favourite Bond movie too, but if the initial reviews for the latest 007 outing are anything to go by, you may be about to change your mind on at least one front.
Skyfall is the 23rd movie in the longest-running movie franchise ever, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.
A regular turnover of actors, directors and writers ensures the James Bond movies stay fresh and full of surprises, with more twists and turns than a 200-mile toboggan run.
Following the movie's premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday evening, critics have been raving about it – and let's be honest, critics are a tough bunch to please at the best of times.
The London Metro calls Skyfall "a perfectly balanced classic," and the UK Telegraph suspects it'll be "a stratospheric hit." Forbes says, "With exotic locations and heart-pounding fight scenes, Skyfall is an exemplary James Bond movie," while the Hollywood Reporter describes Skyfall's cinematography as "dense, colorful and impactful, noticeably a notch or two above the series' norm," and says it believes "this beautifully made film certainly will be embraced as one of the best Bonds by loyal fans worldwide."
Daniel Craig is back for his third outing as the British secret agent, starring alongside giants of the movie world such as Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem. And if you watch it at the BFI's IMAX cinema just outside Waterloo station, 'giant' is exactly what you'll get.
If you've never seen an action movie on the really big screen, now's your chance. With a screen over 20 metres tall (imagine five double-deckers, one on top of the other), and a sound system pumping out more than 11,000 watts of entertainment, you'll feel totally enveloped by the on-screen shenanigans.
Skyfall is being screened at the BFI's IMAX cinema from 26th October to 15th November (2012), with seats costing between £10.25 and £18.50. If you're interested, snap up a ticket or two as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.