That said, I did like the futuristic looking GUI's actually. I didn't think they were completely rediculous but still looked pretty cool, I mean, the audience need something to look at. A man talking nonsense about polymorphic obfuscation probably isn't enough on its own.
Is it possible to even make GUI's like the ones in Skyfall and slap them on real applications? Can WPF make things look that good? I'd be interested to know what tools are needed to build GUI's that look like that.
It's like tangue says, geeks in front of a shell just wouldn't be sexy enough.
I've stopped letting myself get frustrated over this a while ago. The intention of basically all movies are to entertain. And for those that do not know otherwise, shiny beeping flying objects floating around on a screen conveying 'logic' and 'paths' will always be more comprehensible compared to a command prompt.
I was disappointed by pretty much everything "M" did.
First, she said that in order to ensure a smooth transition with the new director, she gave up the operative that would become the main villain. Ok, this might make sense, if she had him scapegoated before parliament or had him arrested for conducting illegal operations. But no, she gave him to hostile foreign operatives. So unless the new director was trying to buddy up with the enemy, how the fuck would that smooth things over? Sounds like she's just a traitor. Even if it did make sense, she still basically said she ended his life so she could keep her job.
Later on something even worse happens. She was testifying before a panel, once again trying to keep her job, and she receives information about an imminent terrorist attack. So, having this information, she proceeds to let the attack take place, because as she said, she was afraid it would make her look bad in front of the panel. As a result, several people are killed, but everyone pretends not to notice that it was entirely her fault.
Other than the fact that her character turned into a terrorist mole, it was the best bond film in a long time.