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Old 12-23-2006, 03:29 PM   #106
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I saw it last night.

and I give it a big

I thought Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond at the time, but now looking back, Brosnan looks really cheesy in comparison. Of course, Daniel Craig with not many clothes on may have influenced my opinion. Only a weeny bit, mind
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:33 PM   #107
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Daniel's getting some Oscar buzz, which I think he deserves
I guess it's just not the sort of role/movie that attracts Oscar buzz no matter how good the performance is. Genre films overall rarely get nods for acting - Johnny Depp's nomination for Pirates of Caribbean was an anomaly more than anything else.

But I definitely agree, Daniel has done an awesome job in Casino Royale, And he actually made me like Bond as a character - which is something I've never felt before and which is partly why the franchise as a whole has never really been my cup of tea. Even Goldeneye I liked more for the supporting characters (especially Sean Bean and Famke Jannsen) whereas Bond, for all of Brosnan's charm, to me felt like big blank space with nothing going on beyond the surface. Whereas Daniel Craig's Bond was IMO absolutely the best thing about the film and someone I was 100% invested in. He's tougher and more ferocious than any other Bond besides Connery yet curiously enough he also comes off as an underdog. And I've always had a huge soft spot for underdogs - as opposed to smug smooth upper-class superspies.

Come to think of it, the whole story of Daniel Craig being cast as Bond is a GREAT underdog story, too.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:37 PM   #108
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Cassino Royale kicks all asses around

Would love to see those bastards fuckin Daniel around before the release



And the fact the film has made already more than that Superman
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The movie is worth it for the final scene alone. The audience I saw it with cheered and applauded at the last line of the film.

I'm looking forward to the introduction of Q and how they continue this film's plot points in the next few films with Craig.

I was watching the Connery films on Spike TV this weekend, and they made me realize how cheesy the Pierce era really was.
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I just bought this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Bond-Set-Filmi...e=UTF8&s=books

It's pretty much 100 pages of Daniel Craig on the set of Casino Royale...the girls that I live with are starting to go nuts over him thanks to me
One of my friends gave me the book for Christmas .
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Hollywood has bought the rights to the Russian spy's book (the guy who was poisoned) and Daniel Craig is tipped to play him. I hope he does, I've said from the beginning that the spy's story would make an excellent thriller novel/movie.
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I think this was the best films of the year. Well written, well acted, nicely paced. Minor miracle that they let the card playing scene last so long in this age of short attention spans.

Craig's a real actor with gravity to him. I like Brosnan a lot, but, to me, he was too effete for the Bond role. I, like Canadiens 1160 look forward to the introduction of Q and I look forward to watching the character pick up from where he left off in that very cool last scene.

I got the 3rd and 4th volume of the Bond collcetor set as one of my holiday gifts, and I immediately watched from Russia with Love. That's still my favorite Bond film, great stuff.
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I'm looking forward to the introduction of Q and how they continue this film's plot points in the next few films with Craig.
If they do introduce Q, I hope that it will be complete reinvention much like Bond himself, and that the gadgets won't be silly *mumblemumble*invisiblecar*mumblemumble*.
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I saw it again yesterday afternoon since my dad hadn't seen it yet.

Let's just say the ass kickery holds up upon a second viewing.
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Nice film. A couple of scenes were too lovey dovey at the end. They tried to make the poker seem realistic, but no one wore shades or hats like in real life! But that would've ruined the premise a bit.
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Just came back from the cinema.

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Sorf of Batman begins reinvention for Bond, and closer to something like the Bourne spy flicks than the usual gadgety Bond (not even the nifty watch Connery had) or M:I movies. The poker scenes were a bit long. Good dialogue between Bond and Vesper Lyndt. (why did she lock herself up in the end again? the MI6 surely could have protected her)

How was Craig? It's only his first movie but I dare say he's better than Moore or Brosnan (and I loved both of them), and time will tell if he can surpass Connery. He had me right from the opening scene and his strengths are the fight/action scenes and giving depth to the character. The only comment I'd have that in the typical casino/elegant slick womaniser Bond scenes I prefer Brosnan or Moore, I think he has space there to improve. The last scene is great too. (and no, I wasn't swooning at the sight of Craig or the swimsuit scenes)
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I wasn't swooning at the sight of Craig or the swimsuit scenes
And why not? The man is a beautiful example of the male human form......his arse......i love his arse....mmmmmm!

Top movie......left thinking i will never buy an Aston Martin.....since the airbags did not deploy when Bond crashed it....safety is everything, is'nt it

10/10!
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He just didn't do it for me in that department. And if having a muscular/trained body would be all it takes to be a Bond, let's hire Arnold Schwarzenegger the next time.
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I don't think a condom stuffed with walnuts (Arnie) is a Bond contender. Besides i like it better when men have a little squidgy tum-tum....something to hold on too,s'pose
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So I know I'm late to the game on this one (there are only like 3 showings of this movie left in all of Washington, DC), but I just saw Bond this weekend..............and I have to say, "Kick-ass movie!!"
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