Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: Seen at the Cinema

Monday, November 20, 2006

Seen at the Cinema

Casino Royale

The New Bond--Wow! I love Daniel Craig's work and in this newly re-engineered Bond, he is fantastic! They've really taken a new direction from 'rico suave' to 'raw and gritty' and I like it. Granted, my favorite action flick is The Bourne Identity, so with this in mind, Casino Royale really matches that energy and intensity. It begins with one of the most acrobatic chase scenes I've ever seen. The actor/stunt man who played that role was amazing! It's worth seeing just for the opening scene. The adventures continue from the Bahamas to Montenegro. Judi Dench is her usual extraordinary self; she brings a wit and an integrity to the role of M that no other actor has ever managed to capture.

The one torture scene was a little much; I don't know how it got a PG-13 rating with that included. But other than that it had everything the old Bond had, but more!



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