Thursday, November 30, 2006
I went to see the new Bond film ‘Casino Royale’ about two weeks ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I went to see it I hadn’t heard that many reviews for it, in fact I had purposely avoided listening to or reading Casino Royale reviews because I wanted to go in with an open mind. Of course I had my expectations, considering that I have been watching Bond films for years and I’ve seen most of them. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the new Bond, Daniel Craig, but I think he did a good job. A liked the bit at the start where he is chasing a guy and the guy does all this cool jumping buildings stuff (I think it’s called Parkour) and Bond is crap, he keeps falling and has to use various props to keep up with the guy he is chasing. This Bond has a few rough edges and is not as smooth as the ultimate smooth Bond, Mr. Pierce Brosnan. I liked the fact that this Bond wasn’t perfect and seemed to make some mistakes. The banter between Bond and Vesper, played by Eva Green, was great. I particularly liked the line uttered by Vesper while in a discussion with Bond that goes something like, ‘I’ll be keeping my eyes on the Treasury’s money and off your perfectly formed arse’. This has to be one of the better lines uttered by a ‘bond girl’. Also having a villain whose eye bleeds of its own accord, I mean how can you top that in terms of freaky creepiness? I’m already looking forward to the next bond film featuring the Blonde Bond; I presume that they have him locked in for a couple of films.