My hubby and I went to see the new Bond movie yesterday and loved it. And we never agree on movies! What a terrific flick.
First, you should know I'm a huge James Bond fan. I've seen every movie and even read some of Ian Fleming's work. Sean Connery is my favorite Bond because you knew his masculinity wasn't an act.
Casino Royale is unlike any James Bond movie you've ever seen. And I mean that in every way, from the first frame to the last. The movie starts with James Bond just getting his double "0" status and he's raw and hungry. I saw the 1967 version of this movie (David Niven was James Bond-great actor, terrible casting) and it can't hold a candle to this one.
Daniel Craig's Bond is dangerous and 100% male with no apologies or time for political correctness. This guy can act!
Ladies, you'll love this film. You know how almost every Bond movie has at least one nude or partially nude Bond girl? Well, how about a nude Bond? Yeah, baby!
Even if this wasn't a Bond movie, I'd still love it. Terrific action, beautiful scenery, excellent plotting and top-notch acting. My only criticism is that it was about twenty minutes too long.
If I were to rate this movie from a scale of 1 to 10, it would be a 9.
So if you love Bond as much as I do, but thought the only "true" Bond was Sean Connery, you need to give Daniel Craig a try. This guy has got it!
PS: I highly recommend seeing this movie in a DLP Cinema Theater. Stunning!