Monday, November 20, 2006
Casino Royale... An Excellent Movie
Just a very brief review for this flick - OUT-FREAK'N-STANDING!
Finally, James Bond is someone who is more than just a stuffed suit lady's man. The makers of this film nailed it by hiring Daniel Craig as Bond, as well as with sticking to the original Ian Fleming concept of 007.
I've read Ace of Spade's very drawn out review of the movie, and I disagree with his critique of the film's ending. Had the movie not remained true to the book, most fans would be complaining. The fact that Ace is complaining about the ending sticking too closely to the book is ridiculous. Had the movie ended differently, it would have resembled the typical 'Pierce Brosnan' flick where they give you just enough story to make a buck and send you home. In Casino Royale they're actually trying to give you a complete Bond story, from beginning to end.
In other words, this movie is really one of the most well thought-out and executed flicks I've seen. Great action, great slow parts, great quasi-romantic interludes.... it's got it all.
In my 'Movies Are Like Alcohol' rating system, I give Casino Royale a warm 10-year old Laphroaig Scotch (one of the best). Takes you two hours to drink it, but from start to finish you'll enjoy ever sip.
posted by El Capitan at 8:40 AM
Several of my friends went and saw this when it opened Friday night. They loved it.
Hopefully I will get out to see it this weekend.
I'm definitely with you on this one .. I just hope Mr. Craig is now taking some well-deserved time out to gloat to all the haters who doubted he could pull this off4:37 PM