Casino Royaleon November 20, 2006 at 8:44 am
I was extremely impressed with Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. He may not be the prettiest face. But heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s definitely the most believable as a spy, since heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s by far the most fit of all the Bonds.
Casino Royale takes us back to when James Bond first becomes 007, even though set in present day. And this may be the closest to the original Ian Fleming novels that the movies have come. Bond is brash, gritty, and ruthlessÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ everything that makes a good spy.
I am so glad for the reboot of the franchise as the last couple Bond films had gotten stale and corny. This latest installment was neither of those, thankfully. I thought that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d miss the Q character, but I found that I had completely forgotten about him. This Bond doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need fancy gadgets. He uses his brains, as well as his brawn.
Not only did Craig look the part, but he acted it as well. He was hard and brutal when fighting, and relaxed and suave when dealing with the ladies. The supporting cast was great in their roles as well. Eva Green as Vesper Lynd played wonderfully opposite Craig. Their interaction was fun to watch. And the many villains were perfectly cast as well.
The story seemed to take a backseat to the action, but it was cleverly written as well. There plenty of surprises and deceit, as all Bond films have. But the action was definitely the highlight of the movieÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ non-stop, heart-pounding action with plenty of thrills.
For once, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad to be proven wrong. Daniel Craig was a wise choice as 007.