Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Do Not Pass Go...


Proceed directly to Casino Royale. I finally caught the new Bond film last night, and it's awesome. Daniel Craig? So F^&*ING HOT! Seriously! He's such a badass, and that body??? AMAZING! He resembles an NFL running back more than an actor. A sexy NFL running back who travels through scenic foreign countries, blowing things up, killing people, and making out with gorgeous women. I won't give too many details as to not spoil the plot for those who haven't seen it yet, but it's full of action. This edition of Bond films takes us back to the beginning, where Bond makes his first two kills to achieve double-0 status. He then joins a hunt for an evil financier of international terrorism that culminates in a high stakes poker game in Montenegro. Craig's Bond is a brutal fighter, and the movie doesn't employ trickery and gadgets common in many Bond films, except for the fancy cars, of course. I thought the opening credits were a tad campy (cartoonish images of Bond killing people with playing card suits, plus a lot of scribbly lines), but I assume the look was a homage to the 60s Bond films. Loved the shot of Bond through the barrel of the gun after he makes his first kill, though. Eva Green made a fine version of the first Bond girl, and Judi Dench shines as M, Bond's boss.
All I can say is that I hope this is the first of many new Bond films starring Daniel Craig.

5 comments:

ern said...

great review! you had me at "so f-ing hot!" i might have to see it again.

ern said...

oh, and a question - who gets to make out with daniel craig in real life??

Rob said...

"A sexy NFL running back who travels through scenic foreign countries, blowing things up, killing people, and making out with gorgeous women."

That just made me LOL on a conference call. Thankfully I didn't need to explain ... :)

Kevin said...

I haven't seen the film yet, but are you sure that the poker game is in the Eastern European backwater of Montenegro and not the glitzy Cote d'Azur playground of Monte Carlo?

eileen said...

It's definitely the Eastern European Montenegro. Not sure if the filming was actually done there or somewhere else, though.