Casino Royale: Best. Bond. Ever.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Casino Royale movie poster
I saw Casino Royale today. First let me start that I’m not a huge James Bond fan. I mildly enjoy most Bond films, especially when Roger Moore plays Bond. I kind of lost interest in the most recent campy Bond films (Pierce, you suck as Bond), but the most recent edition to the Ian Fleming franchise makes up for the last three in spades. (That last sentence is a pun; you’ll know what I mean when you watch the film.)

When I saw the posters for the movie this past summer, my first thought was that Daniel Craig (Munich, Road to Perdition) was a stretch playing Bond. Then I saw the movie trailer and became more intrigued. Not only did Craig look good in the previews, but the entire movie had a grittier, edgier look to it.

I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. The opening action sequence alone makes up for the price of the ticket. That James Bond is ultra smooth. I’d hate to give away anything and spoil the movie for you, so you’re just going to have to watch it for yourself. Just be prepared to sit on your tuckus for 2 ½ hours; it’s a long one.

One thing I did notice is that no one in the movie had a musical ring tone on their mobile phones, and there was a lot of phone usage. This means that if you want to be cool like Bond, get rid of that crappy Nancy ring tone and get a normal one. Trust me, you’ll be doing everyone a favor.


Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

Sounds good ... I'll check it out :)
Oh ... and NO, not losing Nancy ring tone ;-)

11/16/2006 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Moey said...

looks good. borat is opening nov 11

11/17/2006 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mildly enjoy most Bond films, especially when Roger Moore plays Bond.
You'll learn to love the movie when you are stuck at your place with no one of your friends in town to talk to and it's the only thing your brain can process-playing on local tv at 2am at a cold Jan night.

Infomercials afterwards are enjoyable too. You'll just feel that it's not a 2hrs movie, but 4 or 5 hrs (talk about added value)

11/17/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Jad said...

I agree,I the first five minutes action worth the the price of the ticket but Eva Green shouldn't have died! such fabulous creation should NEVER DIE :( GOD!

11/18/2006 7:57 AM  
Anonymous The Observer said...

I loved it. It sure worths your money.

11/19/2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger NAR said...

Great movie. I watched it on opening night, with tickets from the internet. I missed the usual 007 gadgets a little, and the car was boring, good thing it crashed and burned relatively quickly :)

I think, though, this film is very good for the James Bond movies, because io departs from the bond movies we were used to.


11/20/2006 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dave,
Your guy is in town, don't you have to go and pay respect to him? Don't you have to go dancing and shout poem praising him or something?

Seriously, where have you been lately?

11/29/2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Dave said...


Where have I been? I've been creating a huge mosaic of President Bush in my back yard in honor of his arrival.

Seriously, I've been very, very busy.

11/30/2006 7:47 AM  

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