Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bond, James Bond

I finally saw "Casino Royale", the new Bond film. For the first time in several decades, a good movie has come from Albert Broccoli's legacy company, EON Productions. When I was a kid all the Bond films seemed great. The first Bond film I ever saw was The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974. Back then, a good plot didn't matter. Action and cool gadgets were far more important in the mind of a 9-year old!

But as I got older, it became increasingly ridiculous how Bond could kill every villain in sight with just one shot and yet he and his perfectly tailored tuxedo would remain spotless. The producers clearly went down the comic book route and I have to wonder if revenues have steadily declined.

Prior to seeing the film, I was very skeptical of [Bond] newcomer, Daniel Craig, but he was perfect for the role. Remember that first & foremost, Bond is a highly trained mercenary, who kills others on a regular basis. This surely must shape a person's personality in a direction that would make most of us hesitant to be his best buddy.

If, like me, you've also been turned off by the Bond series in years past, then give this one a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

1 comment:

nachtwache said...

Sounds good, although I don't mind the fantasy of the "good guy gets all the bad guys" type of movies, as in the "Schwarzenegger" or Bond movies. It's escape from reality. I love Arnie, "I'll be back" :)