Casino Royale - a great reinvention of an old favorite!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Casino Royale 2006Neal Purvis,Robert WadeMartin CampbellDaniel Craig,Eva Green,Mads Mikkelsen,Jeffrey WrightIan Fleming Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Casino Royale(2006)
 

“Casino Royale” is something of a reinvention of James Bond. He’s still got the charm, still loves the ladies, but this Bond is more serious than the prior ones have been. This Bond is a killer. He’s earned his double-o status by eliminating his targets with extreme prejudice.

I’ll be the first to admit that when they announced that Daniel Craig was going to be the new Bond, I was full of hesitation. In my head he was that one asshole I hated, because they wrote him well, in “Road to Perdition”. When I saw the first trailer my opinion already started to change. When I was in the theater I got over it within the first minute. This is not the Bond we grew up with. There’s more of a controlled rage about him. Daniel Craig manages to bring a certain level of edge and sensitivity, sometimes simultaneously, that raises the implied complexity of this character’s inner-workings.

“Casino Royale” is a fantastic film. Not only a great entry to the Bond franchise, but a great film on own merits. The script is superbly written and the direction is about as solid as it could get. There are no missteps and it’s easy to understand the… bond… that Bond has to Vesper (Eva Green). Mads Mikkelsen is a very cool villain in this and gives us a solid performance.

If you haven’t seen this movie and are a fan of the Bond films you owe it to yourself to run out and get a copy. Go… Now! I’m serious. I’m ending the review, so that you can go get it now. Off with you!

On a side note: Martin Campbell somehow manages to make even a game of poker seem interesting and full of intrigue. Who would have thought that was even possible.



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