Casino Royale (2006)

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Casino Royale (2006)

Postby Rawhide » Wed 22 Nov, 2006 09:40

Casino Royale (2006)
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Director: Martin Campbell
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Runtime: 144 min
Country: USA / UK / Czech Republic
Language: English
Color: Black and White / Color
SoundMix: DTS / SDDS / Dolby Digital
Certification: Belgium:KT / USA:PG-13 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Netherlands:16 / Sweden:15 / UK:12A / Canada:14A / Norway:15 / Singapore:PG / Australia:M / Ireland:15A / Finland:K-15


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I saw the new James Bond movie this weekend. I have to admit that I thought that Daniel Craig was a bad choice for James Bond when I first heard the announcement, but he pulled it off. I am now a convert, and I think he did a great job.

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Though this movie shared the same title, some of the same characters, and a couple of plot points as the 1967 comedic spoof of James Bond, this was by no means a remake. The original Casino Royal (1967) was a comedy and featured an aging James Bond ready for retirement. The new Casino Royale is set at a time when James Bond is first receiving his 00 status. It is very early in his career when he is at his wildest and most impulsive. Despite this apparent leap in time, it is modern day. This is nothing new to the James Bond movies. His legend is constantly being reborn as a modern tale.

I thought the action was more intense and faster than the previous James Bond movies, though I felt that Daniel Craig was a little more lacking in the charm department. It was a little harder to believe that women would fall for him so easily than it was with Roger Moore, Sean Connery, or Pierce Brosnan.

French actress Eva Green was very pretty, but I didn't think she really lived up to the standard that we have grown to expect of a Bond girl. On the other hand, her acting was quite a bit better than the average Bond girl so we can call that a push. Plus, I believe that the villain is more important than the girl in a Bond movie.

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On the other hand, Caterina Murino more than filled the role of Bond girl despite her short appearance in the movie.

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Mads Mikkelsen was an excellent Bond villain. He was cruel, ruthless, and had a physical peculiarity that really stood out. He seemed to be in considerable pain both physically and mentally throughout the movie.

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It's definitely a must see movie and a must buy DVD!!

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Postby Albatross » Wed 22 Nov, 2006 21:54

What I loved most about it was that it's more 'real' than most Bond movies.

Gone are the silly gadgets, no dumb double-entendres with the (thankfully absent) Miss Moneypenny, which would undoubtedly have Bond up on a sexual harassment charge these days anyway... ;)

The action is far more intense, and the film shows a much more 'human' side to an international spy - Yes, he's not Mr Perfect this time.

There are many more things I could say to recommend this movie, including the slight digs at the recognised 007 traditions, but the best thing I could say is: Watch it ;)

6/6

(P.S. I had promised myself before going to see this that if, after all the hype, this turned out to be just another run-of-the-mill Bond movie that I'd give up on them entirely. Roll on Bond 22 ;))

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Postby snake » Sat 25 Nov, 2006 23:18

good story, good actors ( eva green :P )
good punchlines

I can't believe that : I like a james bond movie !!!!!!!!!


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Postby Seph7 » Tue 28 Nov, 2006 19:18

I thought it was a tad overated by the critics. I'd give it about 3 out of 6. It had good elements. And I liked the way it was a lot darker and didn't have invisible cars and ice palaces and a lot of the scenes near the begiing of the film where good like the chase and the casino bit. But after that I found it a bit stretched I mean the whole venice/resignation thing kinda iritated the hell out of me. I mean hes mena be a cold blooded 00 agent and he just decides to quit cause hes met this girl that hes known her for like a week.

What was good in the movie was very good but the plot was overly stretched the acting was good and im looking forward to seeing the next movie with craig but next time hopefully its a bit more short and sweet.

3/6

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Postby Banks0522 » Fri 08 Dec, 2006 16:41

It was quite a good film,
but im not sure keen on him as the new bond.

so i gave it 4/6

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Postby Albatross » Sat 17 Mar, 2007 12:45

Yay, my DVD arrived this morning :)

/me races off to watch it right away!

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Postby Chevalier Bayard » Fri 06 Jul, 2007 00:44

Well I've just seen it and ... hated it :P

50% of Ethan Hunt + 50% of mexican soap opera = 0% James Bond

1/6 and I'm still wondering where I get that 1 point...

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Postby Clint008 » Thu 07 Aug, 2008 10:47

One of my favorite James Bond, with a very good Daniel Craig et the so nice Eva Green.
But I prefere Sean Connery, in Casino Royal there are too much action
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Re: Casino Royale (2006)

Postby Johnsteve » Thu 08 Jan, 2009 03:39

Casino royal is the one of my favorite movie.I saw this movies more than twenty five times.This site remember that memorable moment.Thanks a lot.

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Re: Casino Royale (2006)

Postby LilyN » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 02:12

Johnsteve wrote:Casino royal is the one of my favorite movie.I saw this movies more than twenty five times.This site remember that memorable moment.Thanks a lot.


I agree, Casino Royale is one my favorite movies in the series. Royale is much better than Quantum of Solace, even though Daniel Craig did a great job in both. PErfect bond in my opinion.


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