I agree, to an extent, i just thought he could have been a bit more threatening... i mean, to me, it seemed like the main reason bond was sent was because he was good at cards, not because he was a double-oh...
to me "casino royale" was VERY GOOD diffrent then the rest but good the last couple scenes were real plot twists and the whole casino scenes with the poker game where actually the real intense parts overall 9/10 for me.
That was the main reason he was sent. He was in trouble with M because he wasn't doing as well as they thought, but he got a second chance for the sole reason that he was the best card player. He then proved himself and was able to keep his job. I think it makes it more interesting having him not perfect.
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yikes up there with the world isnt so much a compliment. And Brosnan always remembered as bond? I guess if you started with goldeneye thats ok, but you should go back and see the old ones. Brosnan was pretty good, Craig was good, but Connery IS bond.
I thought they did Casino Royale very well. I was worried about Craig, cause I dont think he quite has the look but he did the part well, and I think I can learn to love him. Mostly I just loved the writing and everything SOOO much more then all of the recent Bond movies, which rely totally on lame 1 liners and FX shots.
He was still made a Double 0 so he was still skilled. It wasnt like they took a guy from the mail room who could play poker and made him into super agent. Being a double 0 means your damn good, he got that mission because he happened to excell at poker and M had no choice. And getting to Le Cheffe could prove monumental in taking down some major terrorist so it was a BIG time assignment.
And it was great to see him not perfect and vulnerable. Also see why he just uses women.. how great was the line at the end on the phone with M, "the ***** is dead" He got burned once and he never trusted them again. them being women.
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I agree with what you're saying, again to an extent... i know its an origin movie, i just would have liked le chiffre to be, i dunno... badder...
i think maybe he meant fans of brosnan would always remember him as being a good bond (not on connery's level, because lets be honest, who is... but good enough).
I don't agree with that (with maybe the exception of die another day, which i thought was a bit ott in places), some of the one liners (which have been around since connery's days) are pretty good imo, and even craig had a few... alot of bond movies imo have pretty decent writing...
but thats part of it... i don't doubt for one second that bond is good at what he does (the chase at the start was damn good), or the value of the assignment, i was more worried about le chiffre, he just wasn't as menacing to me as he could have been is all...
Le Chiffre was a damn good villain! Totally without pity, sadistic and evil, but not a superhuman foe who is defeated by some implausible error he makes. A very human and realistic foe for a more realistic film. And well played, too.
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i saw the movie with 4 friends 3 out of 4 said it was the worst bond movie ever,2 of them said craig was horrible,i hated the movie and i think craig was a good actor but not bond for me,i did not once feel like i was in a bond movie,i have reserved judgement because i did not see it but now that i did oh i wish i had my 2hrs and 42 minutes back
i think the script was horrible way too long and the ending was so anti climatic i dont think craig was a good bond but i think he is a good actor
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Well the length of the movie could've been shortened a bit, especially because I was a half hour past curfew (not that I'm even home by curfew ever anyway). A lot of the stuff in it could've been taken out and that definately would've made it better but what can I say, I'm not a movie develope so I have no say in the length of it. Again I can't say anything about Bond because I haven't seen any of the other Bond films so I don't know if he was a good role for this or not. But from my point of view I think he was a pretty good Bond.
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Just saw it this weekend.
I only took .5 away for length, which could have been shortened just a bit, maybe 5 min. of the card game, and not had Mathis giving the play-by-play of how Hold 'Em works.
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I LOVED Daniel Craig in the role, he seems perfect. He's the best since Connery. (my fave)
The conversations were intelligent and well written, particularly between M and James and between Vesper and James on the train.
The action was realistic and in-your-face, with Craig being absolutely believable as the covert killer who's being honed into a fine super-spy.
I liked the pacing of the film, with intense action fights, and exposition and smart diaolouge following one another back and forth.
The movie felt like a slow burn, even with all the fighting, as the experiences James was having seemed to build on one another, and they all led up to the closing moments of the film where he became Bond.
i just didnt like it. not everyone is gonna like it, you know? the guy just doesnt look like james bond should look. he looks like a jock. sean connery, roger moore, pierce brosnan, even timothy dalton, they all looked like james bond should look. they were all smooth, suave and sophisticated. this new guy just doesnt have it.
walloping action? there were not near enough action scenes if you ask me.
character development? he's james bond!!! the character was developed years ago!!! there is no need for character development.
ok, if you like watching james bond play poker, then i guess thats intrigue.
its not up to you to say my opinion of the movie is misguided. that is implying that your opinion is infallible. as far as a full house goes, i was the only person in the theater on a friday night watching it. what does that tell you?
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