If there's a signature motif that runs through every movie in the official James Bond canon besides that classic gun barrel, it's those spectacular opening credits.
And Skyfall—the 23rd adventure in 50-year franchise—is no exception.
The lavish sequence, designed by Daniel Kleinman, has now found its way online and kicks off with Daniel Craig's 007 sinking into watery depths after having been shot in the chest and fallen off a massive bridge.
It's accompanied by what is already being hailed as one of the best Bond tracks ever—Adele's glorious titular theme song over fantastic CGI imagery and plot elements hinting at the tough mission ahead for the suave superspy, including his face-off with Javier Bardem's shadowy villain, Raoul Silva.
Kleinman made his opening credits debut with 1995's Goldeneye and has created the titles for every Bond flick since. He succeeded title wiz Maurice Binder, who hatched the seminal gun-barrel idea and did the opening for 14 adventures before his death in 1991.
No doubt, Skyfall lives up to the tradition and there will be plenty more opening credits to come, as the latest installment has raked in an astounding $538 million worldwide to become the highest-grossing Bond in franchise history.