Reviews and Problems with James Bond: Casino Royale
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16 February 2012
Excerpt: In 1967, producer Charles Feldman had the urge to make a James Bond film. In the early days before Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman were in the picture, Ian Fleming’s first Bond title had been sold to Feldman for a substantial sum.
Excerpt: It’s been a few years since the last James Bond installment and the main member of the cast has once again been re-formatted with a newer, younger face and he’s a blonde to boot! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year, you’ll know that the veneer of Pierce Brosnan has been replaced...
Conclusion: Most families have a black sheep, and the Bond franchise is no exception. You may have thought it was Moonraker , Octopussy or even Quantum of Solace , but all of them pale next to the original Casino Royale . It's the dotty old uncle who for years was barred from family reunions.
Conclusion: Casino Royale reboots James Bond into a thick plot of terrorist brokerage crime, high-stakes gambling and of course international espionage. In the midst of it, we come to know the new 007 and his brand of action, brutality and loyalty.
Excerpt: Studio Sony MGM Columbia Pictures Theatrical release 2006 Director Martin Campbell Actors Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Gianini, Jeffrey Wright Music David Arnold Cinematography Phil Méheux, BSC Format Super-35. Kodak 5222 ISO 200, 5274 ISO 200T, 5279 ISO 500T.
Excerpt: Much has been written about the new James Bond film, Casino Royale , and I find myself in complete agreement with the general direction of those writings. This is the best Bond film since those of Sean Connery's heyday, and Daniel Craig is a superior James Bond, rivaling Connery as the best to play...
Excerpt: When "GoldenEye" premiered it was the first Bond film in 6 years. It introduced us to a new James Bond in Pierce Brosnan, Bond was back in his cool sophisticated manner. The film would reintroduce audiences to James Bond and kick start another series of big-budget action adventure films in the same...
Conclusion: James Bond is back. Daniel Craig truly has defied the punters and emerged as -- yes, wait for it -- the best Bond since Sean Connery. 'Casino Royale' is a wonderful reboot for the venerable franchise, and only makes me long for future installments with Craig.
Excerpt: “In the old days if an agent made this kind of mess they had the decency to defect,” spits an exacerbated M as she heads off to do some damage control over Bond’s latest mission-turned-fiasco. “I miss the cold war.” So do I, or at least I do as far as 007 movies go.