Topic: My Casino Royale review
Well, if you've read some of my posts, you'll remember that I am not a fan of Daniel Craig as Bond, but I broke down & bought CR on DVD last night & watched it for the first time since 2006, and I have to say I had a blast!
Watching it now prepared for a very different take on Bond I found I could let go of my prejudice & just enjoy the movie.
I stand by an earlier criticism though, this business about Bond being a world class triathlete is rubbish as far as I'm concerned. In shape? Surely, better than most of us will ever be, but ten minutes of running at full speed? Have YOU ever run at full speed for even A MINUTE?? I appreciated his hitching a ride here & there to conserve energy, but seriously, that chase was nearly on the believability level of the invisible car for me. *
Other than that, the movie was brisk & fully engaging, much more so than I'd remembered. Craig IS a world class actor, no doubt, and his Bond was fabulous, though Craig himself just doesn't physically fit the part for my taste. But at times he made me forget that.
The movie was slightly over written in that they wanted to do so much- and Vesper's end was meant to choke as many tears out of us as possible, yet it was mostly successful, even in it's weakest moments.
Verdict: one of the best Bond movies.
* ETA: It's been brought to my attention by Teppo that this updated Bond must likely be able to pass a fitness test, which would include a work out routine of some type, which sounds reasonable to me, so this criticism no longer holds.
Last edited by chrisisall (21st Sep 2012 01:54)
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