Sunday, February 03, 2008

Royale with No Cheese

Finally got around to seeing Casino Royale on dvd... and by jove I think they got it right again. The Bond movies had gotten way too 1) cliched, 2) predictable, 3) cartoonish, and 4) entirely devoid of any real human emotion, and were in dire need of a reboot; thankfully Casino Royale managed to address all of these issues satisfactoraly while also making Bond almost relevent again as a compelling character thanks to the gritty, tactile performance of Daniel Craig. I also liked the fact that it wasn't a "let's go back to Sean Connery" thing but rather a "let's find those indelible elements of the original Connery bond movies and update them" endeavour. It all worked, and I can't wait for the sequel.

And Eva Green is mindboggling. A goddess.

I think it's time to add The Dreamers to my dvd collection permanently.

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