There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try:
- The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai
- The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice
- Severine (he escaped moments later but fails to save her)
In previous films Bond has always been shown to try and minimise civilian casualties (police often shown climbing out of smashed cars).
Why in Skyfall is he portrayed as being willing to stand by and watch innocent people die?