Just got back from seeing the latest James Bond flick. Sunday night is the best time to go -- I shared the theater with two other people -- it's almost like having your own private 80-foot big screen television set.
Anyway, Casino Royale is possibly the best Bond film ever. Yes, I've seen them all. Yes, even the Sean Connery ones.
I don't want to give anything away to those who haven't seen it yet, but the plot is more convoluted than previous Bond flicks -- a fact that definitely helps the new Bond, Daniel Craig, give far more depth to his character than previous Bonds.
Anyways, it's well worth a full-price ticket.
Also, I can't say for sure, but Virgin CEO/adventurer Richard Branson might have an ever-so-brief cameo in the film. If it's not him you see briefly at the airport metal detector, then it's a pretty good lookalike.
IMDB says you're right about Richard Branson. What I'm wondering: are there any other Bond movies where the villain lacks a high-tech lair?
Spot on. Great film with none of the sillyness that the Moore films descended into. Taut and convincing from end to end, Bond gets genuine depth, and the villain is credibly human. I hope this is the start of something.
I just can't get over a James Bond played by someone who can't drive a manual transmission and is at heart a pacifist. An actor, who is by nature a pacifist, accepting the role of a "Licensed to Kill" agent is so hypocritical it hurts. For now, I still can't overcome my bias enough to see the movie with objective eyes. It's a bit like trying to watch Pelosi play Nancy Reagan.
Craig was a terrific Bond. WHo cares what he thinks in real life?