Friday, November 17, 2006

Bond is back, and better than ever . . .

I played hookie this afternoon, and went to an early showing of Casino Royale. I'm a huge Bond fan, and have been looking forward to Casino Royale. The movie, and Daniel Craig as Bond, have garnered great reviews, which I second. In college I read all the Ian Fleming novels, and this version of Bond is closer to the character created by Fleming. (Timothy Dalton's darker natured version was also closer than those of Connery, Moore and Brosnan). This movie gives the background into the character Bond later becomes, and does so successfully. The gadgets are at a minimum (except for that super duper first aid kit), but the chase scenes and action sequences don't suffer as a result. There is less sex, but more romance, and when Bond gets into a scuffle, he actually emerges with cuts and bruises.

I'm already looking forward to the next film . . . two thumbs up!


Blogger v said...

Yeah, I too have read and heard solid reviews. Glad to hear it meets the hype.

4:15 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I think I'm waiting to rent this one. Daniel Craig is cute, but his eyes freak me out.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

mishy - it's worth seeing on the big screen b/c of the action sequences, and I promise that his eyes aren't as evident in the movie as they are in the PR photos . . . plus he has a smoking hot bod! :-)

v - I really liked it - it's a fun action flick

10:16 PM  
Blogger S.Leslie. said...

I'm glad you liked this film! I have to say I wasnt planning on seeing it in the theaters bc well...Daniel Craig doesnt look like the sexy, suave, and simply edible Bond we're used to seeing. But after reading your review I just might give Craig a try. Thanks for sharing, Diane!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

moni thanks for stopping by - and you definitely should give the new Bond a try!

9:22 PM  
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