Monday, November 20, 2006

Movie Review: Casino Royale

In 1995 I saw the first of the Mr. Brosnan Bond films. I was so disappointed that I did not return to the well. Mr. Brosnan was really the anti-Bond. His lack of masculinity was a real turn-off... especially for a guy like me who works in that Community. His bedding of stunning women was not believable and he didn't work the character with any kind of ease. So I have been hoping a praying that the entirely mundane Mr. Brosnan would just go away.

My prayers, apparently, were answered.
Shaken, not stirred.

Daniel Craig plays a convincing Bond. Although there were a couple points that he seemed to show his "feminine" side, it was actually pretty plausible. A cool thing about this movie is that it about Bond at the very beginning of his career, so it is a bit more emotional. He isn't yet the killing and screwing machine that he later becomes. In short, go see it. By the way, it is worth seeing it on the big screen.