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Old October 31 2008, 07:45 AM   #50
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Re: Rewatching "Casino Royale (2006)"

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Huh? He knows the manager is a Chinese agent who graciously gives him a lavish room, and then a beautiful woman turns up at his door. He is a spy for God's sake, he knows what a honey trap is. There are plenty of camp moments in DAD, but that really isn'ty one of them.

I think using Dench again for the Craig films was a mistake. They should have got a new actor.
What made it absurd was not the scenario of realizing that the manager is an agent and that there's a honeypot trap. What makes it absurd is that he gets a room at this big expensive place when he's just been swimming huge distances, doesn't look the least bit tired or worn out or anything, is just instantly sauve and in control and can afford the room (wasn't he cut off from MI6 at the time?), instantly starts with the seduction routine...

It's not the idea, it's the execution and the surrounding scenes.
Meanwhile Daniel Craig get's poisoned, difibrilated and goes back to win a huge card game and nobody says a thing about that being a tad unbelievable! Double standards?
That part was unbelievable, and it was probably my least favorite aspect of the film. With DAD, however, most of the film was like that.
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