Just saw it, and while I thought the first half or so (after the chase sequence in the beginning) went very slowly, I love where it went. A lot of stuff towards the end that was hinted at in the old books, and lots of cool stuff from the old school movies....even one of the chicks bodyguards in Macau looked like Oddjob.
But as an old fan of the movies, the books and the older Connery era film, I loved
The end of the movie, where they basicaly walked into M's office from the Dr. No, Goldfinger era, complete with the coat/hat rack in the anteroom where the girl introduces herself as "Eve Moneypenny", and Bond was like, "Ms. Moneypenny...", and then he walks into M's office and M has the old school office with the Turner Painting and club furniture and M is all totally nonchalant matter of fact in the Bernard Lee style, with, "Well, BOnd, we have work to do..."
It was like it came full circle right to where COnnery started in Dr. No.
Brilliant and worth the wait for the slow our plus of the movie and Berdiems weird asian/spanish ambiguously gayish villain.
Oh, and good to see someone from Q branch again, but nobody will ever be Desmond Llewellyn