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Old October 28 2008, 01:42 AM   #19
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Re: Rewatching "Casino Royale (2006)"

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
Since we're now less than a month away from Daniel Craig's 2nd 007 outing, "Quantum of Solace," I thought now would be a good time to revisit his debut in the James Bond reboot, "Casino Royale."

I find that my opinons on this movie haven't really changed at all from when I first saw the movie in theaters to today. I think the movie has some great action scenes, particularly the free running at the beginning.
Its called parkour. I was looking into it the other day after having bought the 3-Disc Casino Royale DVD.

But I also lament the movie's very serious tone. Somehow, that's just not James Bond to me. We already have tons of gritty, "realistic" action heroes out there. If I want that, I'll pop in the ol' "Die Hard" DVD.
That's because he wasn't James Bond for most of the movie. The whole point of the film was to show how he becomes the Bond we know. He's not that guy, really, till the last scene of the film when he calls Mr. White on the phone and shoots him in both his legs outsdie the manor.

What about you folks? After a couple years to digest it, what's your verdict on "Casino Royale"?

I still think its an excellent film and am still quite inspired by it; the production did exactly what they set out to do and they did it brilliantly, while still staying true to the core of what the character of James Bond is and should be.
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