Thursday, November 16, 20068 comments
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.