Didn't like it as much as I hoped. While it's definately better than all of Brosnan's attempts, it did have it's flaws, particularly towards the end. The movie built momentum up very well leading up to the 'chair cut-out' scene, but then came to a complete grinding halt. And then it dragged on for a bit, until the predictable conclusion.
The action was quite good, a lot more grittier, in your face, and more personal. A lot more hand to hand than gunplay, which is good. The beginning was the best part, and my wife especially loved it as she is a fan of free running, and knows a bit about the man who played the bomb maker.
Other things that were good, were that they didn't make Bond seem too perfect. He made mistakes, got burned being too cocky, and he was vulnerable. I also like that they didn't have any of the fancy gadgets and special cars with wonderful toys built in. It seemed much more realistic.
One thing about the plot I didn't quite understand, and maybe it's because I'm not into the stock market much, but how is one supposed to make a lot of money on stock when you know a stock is going to fall? I thought knowing one was going to go up was how you made the money? I know knowing when it would fall would be helpful if you already owned the stock, but that didn't seem to be the case here. Maybe I just missed something. Oh well.