Thursday, April 26, 2007

"Casino Royale"

If everyone you know has been telling you to see this movie and you still haven't... well, quit reading this post right now and get to Blockbuster or wherever. As reluctant as I was to like a Bond movie without Pierce Brosnan or Sean Connery, I loved this one. Daniel Craig's Bond -- the newly promoted to 00 status Bond -- is less slick, less polished, doesn't yet care if it's shaken or stirred. But he does already know how to work a tux.

Judi Dench is great as the wise, incisive M ("Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed"), and our primary villain -- a weirdo terrorist financier who has a tear duct disorder that causes him to weep blood -- is very good, which is to say, evil.

On the down side: the theme song is really, really bad. Which is a shame. Usually they're at least catchy.

And yes this is all quite after the fact for movie commentary, and been said already. Someday I should meet one of these "babysitter" people I hear so much about. In the meantime, it's Netflix, home theater, baby!, and mini-reviews long past current. Could be worse :).

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