Sunday, November 19, 2006

License to thrill or bore?

I'm not much of a film critic, but after just sitting through over two hours of the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale, I just wanted to say here how disappointed I was with the whole movie.

Don't get me wrong, I love the James Bond movies (I have them all on DVD), and I think Daniel Craig suits the role of 007 perfectly (not since Sean Connery has a actor been best suited for the role), but where was the action? What about the gadgets?

Bond movies are famous for the action, stunts, and women. This film seemed to have very little (ok, it did have Eva Green). The best part of the movie is the last 15 minutes or so when the action takes place in a collapsing building which sinks in Vienna. The rest consists of a lot of talking with the odd punch here and there, and not much else.

As with all Bond movies, the credits at the end of the movie leave us with the message "James Bond will return"..... I hope Daniel Craig does another one, but I also hope they return to the action and stuff which I come to expect from 007.

1 comment:

  1. I heard the same thing about the missing, well, everything. Think they were probably too concerned with getting Daniel Craig to look good against all the negativity he was getting.

    Ho hum, maybe the next one will be better :)