I was looking forward to see this
film but the story sure didn’t
hold up.
Written by Robert Sanchez  
Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Does Casino Royale live up to the hype? In short it does
not, Craig works as Bond but the movie has plenty of

I will be the first to admit that I have never been an
avid fan of James Bond. I have seen most of the movies
but I sure can’t name them all.

I really had high hopes since this was a reboot and we
were going back to basics. New Bond, less gadgets,
realistic settings and hot babes, sure I was looking
forward to see this film but the story sure didn’t hold up.

During the first few minutes of the movie we get to see
James Bond get his double O status, some pretty cool
scenes follow.

I won’t give away too many details, as I always I try to
stay spoiler free but my biggest bitch about the movie is
this, if I want to see close to an hour worth of people
playing poker I can watch ESPN and catch a poker
tournament. I don’t think that fans really care that Bond
knows how to play the game.

That’s another bitch about the film, the big duel
between Le Chiffre and Bond is a game of poker? Sure
there is a scene in where Le Chiffre does some stuff to
Bond that will make any man watching twitch in his seat
but these two guys spend way too much time facing
each other down across a game of cards.

Another note, Le Chiffre is one of the shittiest villains I
have ever seen in my life with no real presence on
screen. That scar across his eye sure does remind of Dr.
Evil, the big difference is that Mike Myers was at least
entertaining on the big screen.
In short the love story sucked, the villain sucked, the
opening theme was horrible, the action was okay but
there was no real impending danger to anyone. The
movie could’ve easily lost 30 minutes and maybe that
could’ve helped the movie move along better.
The truth is that if you want a real spy action thriller we
are going to have to wait for The Bourne Ultimatum,
James Bond is a bitch compared to Jason Bourne.
2 out of 5 stars