I saw it in theatre on the Sunday in the first week release. Gee, it was packed. I am such a James Bond freak, I swear I've seen all 23 Bond films now and owned about 15 of the older Bond films. Anyway, don't read my answers if you don't want the spoilers.
My absolute favorite parts, when Bond was shot in the beginning by Eve in Istanbul (the train sequence). When Bond traveled to Shanghai and Macau in one of the Asian's Casino/the Komodo Dragon fight scene (Have anyone noticed that in some of the recent Bond films, there is always a Casino Connection). I thought the actress who played Severine is sexy as hell, is she Half-Asian by the way? I Can't Tell !!! When Silva attacked M in London, mass shooting terrorist scene. When Silva revealed his face-wound from the Chinese torture in MI6's UK office. When M finally dies in the end of the movie.
I think they're trying to mix it up a bit. Moneypenny is played by Eve/Naomi Harris (a Black British actress), Q is played by a younger guy now (he is cute btw) and Gareth Mallory (new M) played by Ralph Fiennes.
I really like Dame Judi Dench's performance in the film, very heart-warming. When she was reciting one of the poem in the hearing then Silva attacked her/MI6, that was an Awesome scene !!!! I feel like Bond was protecting her like she's a mother figure, he's the orphan. There is a definitely a mother-son theme in the film between these two. I thought it was neat that they let the audience know about Bond's origin/orphan story in Skyfall Scotland. Daniel Craig is awesome in the movie like always, he kicks major ass. I am not surprised that this film surpassed the $789,000,000 million worldwide.
Skyfall is definitely a must see for all Bond 007 fans. A 9 out of 10 rating.
If you haven't seen any of the older Bond, I'd recommend seeing them all on dvds or catch it on SyFy cable sometimes.