Great, great, GREAT continuation of the story from Casino... Gritty, hard-edged and a wild ride to boot...
I don't understand the whole "There's no plot" complaint about this movie... There's an overall reaching plot that is larger than the movie itself.. This is part of a story... The beginning of the James Bond legacy.. This is the backstory of how he became the man he is.
The theme didn't bother me a bit, either..
My only complaint is that we didn't get the Star Trek trailer that I had been led to believe we were going to get.