Excerpt: The 2006 film, Casino Royale, stands shoulder to shoulder with Dr. No as my favorite movie in the James Bond franchise, and, on its on terms, this movie comes closer to perfection than anything else released in the past decade.
Summary: Simply the best Bond of all times. Also if Daniel Craig isn't the best actor I could imagine for this role, this is subordinate because of the great supporting actors. Eva Green is fetchingly good and Mads Mikkelsen as the antagonist is also very well played.
Excerpt: I imagine something along these lines happened in a nice boardroom in one of the office buildings on the Sony Pictures studio lot: It's June 2002, and audiences across the nation are being swept off their feet by a deadly government assassin with a serious case of the forgetfuls.
As good as it gets!! Truly A/V to a Great Bond Movie, "arguably" the
3 March 2012
Excerpt: This is the one that changed everything. It took Bond in a totally new direction. Gone, is the silly gadgets, the flat one-liners, ridiculously action sequences and preposterous story-lines. This one is gritty, classy and realistic, for the most part.
Summary: Easily one of the best, is not the best, Bond films since the days of Connery. The dark and gritty tones are a welcome change of pace, and the story still manages to infuse humor in the right places, and in my opinion also in the right quantity. Easy 10.