Summary: Not up to the standard set by Casino Roy and Quant of Solace.
I had seen an interview in which Sam Mendes said he wanted London to star in
the film. He did that by showing us a London constantly raining, an American
stereotype of London. The script was poor, very one-dimensional.
Excerpt: DVD fine, Digital download works, BluRay does not play on Sony BluRay player equiped computer,(the problem is with the latest BD-J (Java) encription security),played on Panasonic player but 'stuck' in some chapters.
Excerpt: Firstly, Tesco did an A1 job of delivering the goods on time and with the bonus of added clubcard points.
The film on the other hand, is poor with barely a car chase to be seen. Javier Bardem is scary for about 30 seconds during the film and that's it no country for old men here.
Excerpt: I was excited and eager to see this film and watched on the release date. I found it disappointing and a low budget movie. It was long drawn out could been made shorter. The train crash was like a scene from a tv soap opera. The chases were copied from the Bourne films.
Conclusion: Sorry, having read the favourable reviews, but I found the film extremely disappointing and the plot ludicrous. It started well but then sunk as the situations became totally implaudable. Some of the acting was also a little"wooden" and those who deserved it did actually 'die' on screen.
Conclusion: The writers had the story nailed, but Dench and Craig put as much emotion in as two cardboard cut outs. I first saw Goldfinger back in the sixties when I was eight years old and now housebound I had no way to see this movie until now.