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FOR REAL BOND FANS!!!

By floyd_dbmaxx007 A critical review of all the recent James Bond events and Casino Roayle by a tried and true, die hard James Bond fan. “They could have learned from their mistakes, but no; Ian Fleming has died, so they took it upon themselves to define a character they didn’t even create, resulting, in the…

Casino Royale: the new James Bond film

The relationship between Bond and Vesper is accorded a few minutes. While we are told they are mad for each other, little of the emotional or physical chemistry that would convince us makes its way to the screen… In the end, this is what makes a “realistic” Bond an oxymoron. Insofar as a Bond film…

New James Bond Gadgets a Big Bore

The movie was OK. I’m pleased to see less-attractive guys in dramatic roles again; maybe we’ll see the Humphrey Bogarts of the world getting more work. As it is, though, I was sorely disappointed by the lack of Q, or anything sufficiently Q-ish, in the film. It’s not that there were no gadgets, it’s just…

Bond 2.1.

Very early it becomes apparent that the reboot has been stripped down from what I had expected. I don’t know if Craig’s casting played a role in this but I would have to join that predictable naysayer chorus who feel that the actor looks a tad mature to be a wild young agent prone to…

Daniel Craig? Not Bond, James Bond.

He’s Blond, James Blond. He’s a counter-spy, an impostor, a pretender, a double-agent.The aura doesn’t match that of the real McCoy.   I, Moviegoer. Daniel Craig? Not Bond, James Bond Frank A. Hilario November 26, 2006 He’s Blond, James Blond. He’s a counter-spy, an impostor, a pretender, a double-agent. The aura doesn’t match that of…

Superspy Vs. Spheniscidae

his Year’s Bond and Dancing Penguin go toe-to-toe. — I know everybody’s gushing about it right now, but once the adrenaline subsides (two weeks, tops), most will see that it is obscenely underwritten, with nary a memorable line to be found. Casino Royale (’06) Entertainment Value: 4/13 Style: 6/13 Philosophical Insight: N/A In A Word:…

Cartoon Bond loses his humanity.

This one stars Daniel Craig as the new Bond, a blond-haired, blue-eyed dude who looks like he should be skiing the giant slalom for Sweden in the next Winter Olympics. That’s bad enough, if you’re a traditional 007 fan like me. What’s worse is that the producers have done the unthinkable: they’ve turned James Bond…

The spy who gagged me.

Craig is to Connery what Mini-Me is to Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. Everything is in on the table in Casino Royale’s royally dull denouement, from torture and betrayal and death in Venice to Bond’s handy pocket defibrillator that could bring him back to life. Campbell and the film’s gambling producers shouldn’t have bothered. This 007…

From a woman’s perspective he is neither sexy nor charming.

OVERRATED! New Bond Film Lacks Wit and Charm Casino Royale (2006) Review by marsipan Rotten Tomatoes OVERRATED! New Bond Film Lacks Wit and Charm I am surprised by all of the good reviews I have read thus far. This film is completely overrated. The first thing that stands out is the lack of consistency and…

Gossip Monkey about Casino Royale

So, my verdict on this movie is simply this: Bourne-Lite.   Moviehole.net Gossip Monkey – 17/11/06 This one time, at Bond Camp. So, just hours before the world premiere, here in London, Prods were trying hard to iron out the Brosnan creases of their previously worn 007 shirts by doing some desperate PR and saying…