Casino Royale: BOND IS BACK

9 Aug

Daniel Craig takes the reins in the new and improved Bond series. What the writers and director have accomplished in Casino Royale is astounding. They took a battered and bruised series and made it into an inventive spy serial with a new look. The real ace flying the plane is Mr. Craig who brings us along for the ride. Obviously, the film wasn’t shot in sequence but it seems that way. We see him change from cockiness to stubborn to humble to confident. He also has a supporting cast that is flawless with Eva Green, Jeffrey Wright, Dame Judi Dench and Mads Mikkelsen giving a non-cartoonish role as the film’s villain.

At 145 minutes it’s the longest Bond yet, but thanks to its sharp editing and quick pacing it breezes by. The action sequences are choreographed extremely well and besides the multiple endings, this is easily one of the best Bond and films of 2006.

WORD COUNT 153

Adam’s grade: A-

Chuck’s grade: B

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