Monday, November 20, 2006

Film Fun: Casino Royale

I'm going to go non-Braves for a moment. I was able to go and see the new 007 thriller Casino Royale this weekend and let me just say, Bond has been reborn. I've always enjoyed watching the Bond movies, but this one I was a little skeptical of since their was a "New" 007 in the house. Daniel Craig took over the role after Pierce Brosnan's below par outing in the last film Die Another Day. Craig is an unknown to most, usually appearing in supporting roles and British films.
Casino Royale shows us the beginning of the 007 character in a story that shows how James Bond became, James Bond. I don't want to give out any spoilers, so I'm not going to get into detail about the movie. I've you've seen the Timothy Dalton movies, The Living Daylights or License to Kill, those kind of remind me of how Craig plays the character. It's less of the suave Connery/Moore/Brosnan and more of the hitman, violent Bond. Craig really suprised me and thus far the movie has been a success. I've read where there already planning for another Bond movie in 2008. Go see it, today!


Reel Fanatic said...

This Bond definitely set the stage for several more movies to come, so I'm glad to hear they're already working on another one .. I hope Mr. Craig is now taking some well-deserved time out to gloat to all the haters who doubted he could pull this off

XXX said...

I was one of those haters, but now I can't wait to go see this movie and eat my words. I'm sold.