Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Casino Royale



Pip and I went to see Casino Royale last night. Brilliant! Two hours of top notch entertainment and definitely the best Bond film for a long time. Everyone's right about Daniel Craig - probably the best Bond since Connery. I'm really glad they decided to go for a much grittier, 'real', Bond, and it was a much grittier, 'real', film too - far less of those cheesy one-liners, no unbelievable gadgets that Bond just happens to have on him and that just happen to be the perfect gadget for the moment, no stupidly named, double-entendre laden females. Bit disappointed about some of the product placement in the film (you even see Richard Branson for a split second which is a bit bizarre), but all in all this is a cracker of a movie. Go see!

7 comments:

Emma B said...

where was mr branson???

Graham Stacey said...

Glad you liked it.
I too was dissappointed with the product placement and then wondered what policy and criteria Apple might have for such product placement.

Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

I enjoyed the film as well. I like the idea of developing Bond as a post-9/11 character. Has potential.

Matt said...

Emma - Richard Branson was getting frisked at the airport.
Graham - I can't decide whether Bond would be a Mac user or not - any thoughts?
Jamie - interested in your comment...in what sense do you think Bond was particularly post-9/11?

Sarcastic Lutheran said...

just saw the film. totally agree...he rocked as Bond.

Matt Page said...

No trousers that turn in to jam? Gutted.

Matt

Anonymous said...

if i remember they had Bond set up as a sony vaio kind of guy, but so was everyone else in the movie.

but great bond flick....