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Casino Royale

rate Casino Royale

thumbs up82%[ 41 ]
thumbs down6%[ 3 ]
who gives a crap12%[ 6 ]

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Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 2:40pm

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Ok the new Bond movie is out what do you guys think of it? what did you hate about it? what did you like about it? I'm going to see it after I'm done here. So tell me what you think about it.
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Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 3:22pm

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Sorry I voted who gives a crap just to see the results because I haven't seen the movie yet.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 4:42pm

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You could of click on View Results under the the poll, but it's okay. I say go see the movie and give me what you really think of it. I'm going to see the movie ASAP, But I have to do it some time this weekend.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 4:58pm

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I'm somewhere in the middle between thumbs up and thumbs down. The movie didn't really meet my expectations. I thought the first hour was amazing, and then it completely lost steam after that, and happened to go on for 90 unnecisarry minutes. I hardly remember a movie dragging on as bad as this one did.

Serisouly though, the first 20 minutes of the movie are some of the best scenes I have seen in any movie this year. It's just a shame that the movie deflates the way it did.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 6:58pm

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Alright, first 20 minutes, AMAZING top notch stuff. Next halfhour interesting, next hour and a half, drawn out worthless crap. No story, weak twist, and untrue to the Bond legacy. As an actor he was great but the dialogue was weak, and bond plays a insucure and rather boring bond. no gadgets, no swauve remarks, and no great finale. He gets totured pretty creativley, but i wont ruin that for you. There is one line in the movie where he says, "Does it look like I care?" and it pretty much sums up the whole movie. Its made to be a new generation of Bond, but im diehard, and wasnt impressed. If it had been some guy running around a casino named Chames Chond, and didnt have a bond title it probly would have been fine film, but it wasnt up to Bonds shaken n' not stirred standard.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 8:56pm

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5/5 Possibly the best bond film ever made. There was almost nothing I disliked about it. Daniel Craig is Fantastic and charismatic as Bond. Nothing short of awesome.


I also don't really see what parts were "Dragging on" in here, maybe aside from the sailing scenes, but those were somewhat mandatory to show the relationship...
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 5:46am

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Fits what bond should be.
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 7:02am

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I liked how Bond actually got "wounded"
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 9:00am

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he always gets wounded in the films, but not bullet wise. he mainly gets wounded in fights.
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 3:18pm

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Casino Royale topped Goldfinger, as far as my favorite Bond film goes.

This movie was written and executed brilliantly.

Bond was real... Bond was ruthless... and Bond was just how Bond should be.

Craig's just like Connery- except he's even more of a badass.

And the ending... it was the best ending of the series.
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 6:04pm

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i wasn't expecting casino royal to be good, after the last 3 films, die another day being the worst bond film ive ever seen, but i was suprised. the first hour was brilliant, then the next bit was ok, then the poker game was plain uninteresting. and then after the tourture it got boring for 30 mins, then got a bit more exciting,
it had some great action squences, but really bad parts aswell. personaly i found the ending to seem unfinnished, i wanted to see more.
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 10:42pm

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simply amazing! right up there with goldfinger. cant wait to see it again. its playing at a theatre where i can get free passes every tuesday...

guess what i'm doing tuesdays.....

go bond, go...

looking forward to the next one...
Posted: Sun, 19th Nov 2006, 7:02am

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The following review expresses my own personal opinions, which (of course) may differ from everyone else's view of the film.

MAJOR SPOILERS:















This movie starts off with the best pre-credit sequence since Goldfinger, which was previously my favorite Bond film, and held my favorite pre-credits. It's so simple, to-the-point... but spells out Bond, right then and there. I really liked the character of Dryden, and how confident he is. The bathroom fight was just plain old excellent, and extremely brutal. That was pure Bond and plus... from then, I knew that this film was about a Connery-esque, kick-ass Bond... except, I could tell this Bond was more dangerous. The parts of the bathroom fight I liked the most were: the slamming of Fisher into the urinal, the gun firing and splitting the sink, and Bond/Fisher slamming each other through walls of the bathroom stalls. Back to Dryden's office: one thing I noticed, and liked, while Bond killed Dryden, is that we see a quick flash of a framed picture of Dryden and his family... thus showing how much of a brutal guy Bond really is, to kill a father. So, flashback to Bond in the bathroom again, after he kills Fisher... it seems as if he's going to pick up the gun, and just shoot at the audience, like a standard Bond gunbarrel. This gunbarrel sequence had a purpose, though. Fisher gets back up, picks up the gun next to him, and aims at Bond... from the view of the gunbarrel, we see Bond, and he takes Fisher out. This was awesome, and I never expected Fisher to get back up.

So- we go into the title sequence... aka: The best title sequence of the series. This time, we don't have a stereotypical sequence, featuring naked women wielding guns, shooting into the shadows, and what-not. No... instead, we get this cool graphical title, revolving around suites of cards, and a Bond silhouette beating on other men. My favorite part of this sequence is when a graphic of a Queen of Hearts appears, and as a crosshair is going over the face, we see Vesper's face. I really liked that. As for Chris Cornell's theme: excellent. They picked the perfect version to use in the titles, and it fit brilliantly. These titles were so good, I feel bad for those credited in them, because I didn't pay attention to the actual credits at all.

From here, we get to know LeChiffre, Obanno, and Mr. White. The plot to sell Skyfleet (I believe that was the airliner's name) stock, before Carlos blew up the plane was excellent, and this is where it began. After Uganda, we head to Madagascar, to check back in with Bond. The mongoose/snake fight was an interesting touch to the film, and set you into Madagascar. Then, I loved Bond's attitude toward his fellow agent, who sort of caused a hassle for Bond in the long run. "Holster your bloody weapon!". The chase sequence was excellent. My favorite parts: Bond in the bulldozer, Bond catching Mollaka's gun and throwing it back at him, and most of all- Bond running through that sheet rock wall. This was classic. After the chase, Bond is led to this office in the embassy, where, in a Connery-esque brute fashion, Bond kicks Mollaka down, and then kicks the crap out of the other man near him. Then from here, Craig starts establishing himself as a better Bond than Sean Connery himself. With Mollaka in his one hand, and a pistol in the other, he dodges bullets, takes on guards, and then goes into an office room... what I liked most about this is when Bond fired his gun off in the air, and threw Mollaka out the window. This was done in a witty, stylish, yet brute fashion... then, to end this chase, Bond blows some stuff up, kills Mollaka, and escapes. Quite a grand exit...

From here, we get to know LeChiffre a little more. LeChiffre has set himself as one of my favorite villains, for various reasons. Mads Mikkelsen played him perfectly. His tear duct/eye-deformity were very interesting, especially when he wept blood.

I also want to mention the scenes with M, in between the boat scene and the Bahamas. I see her as brutal as Bond is, in a way... she takes her job seriously, and threatens to kill Bond. Then, at the end of the apartment scene "And Bond... don't ever break into my apartment again". I knew she meant business when she said this. Judi Dench: This is your best performance as M. Excellent job.

Now- I know you've all seen this movie, so I won't review the entire thing, since you know it all... only major scenes that I liked the most, following LeChiffre on the boat, after the African chase.

Bahamas:
- Bond as the valet. Laughing This was excellent... especially when he tossed the keys to end that part.
- Winning the Aston Martin
- Bond ordering room service for one, and ditching Solange. It showed how determined he was, and how he's quite the womanizer.

MIA:
- The suspense, and the developing terror plot
- Carlos in the gas tanker, and Bond on top of it
- The multiple amount of police cars in the pursuit... it just added reality to the scene
- Bond clipping the bomb to Carlos... and smiling sadistically. This Bond is dangerous.

On the train, when Vesper met Bond... I liked this scene a lot. Vesper really shows Bond up in this... not a woman I'd mess around with. I also liked how they mentioned that they were both orphans. This was definitely the best Bond girl intro scene of the Bond films.

Montenegro:
- Vesper not letting Bond in the elevator, saying it wasn't big enough for her and his ego. Laughing
- Meeting Mathis... and Wilson's character being arrested.

Mathis comes off as quite a cool agent. I love how he's so sly, and how he frames other people, like Wilson's character and the guy with the body's in his trunk. Giancarlo Giannini played the part extremely well, and definitely goes down as the best seedy ally, turned "enemy", in the series.

- The card games were done very well.

The stairwell fight was very brutal and action-packed. I compare this to Grant v. Bond on the train in FRWL... it was as good as that. Bond, again, shows off his brutality by telling Vesper to have Mathis get the bodies, as if they were nothing.

The poison scene was a great part of the film. I liked the cloudy view when Bond headed to the bathroom. I also liked when he crossed the street, and dodged other cars. This was quite a suspenseful scene, especially when the defibulator doesn't work for him. This was extremely well-done.

Felix Leiter:
Jeff Wright did an excellent job with Mr. Leiter... but it was no John Terry! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Jokes aside, he did an excellent job, and made his way into my book of favorites, as Leiter. I also liked how he referred to himself as "the brother from Langley". That was great... I also liked how he got along with Bond from the beginning, and aided him with the extra money.

Vesper's kidnapping/the chase:
Done brilliantly, from the dinner scene to the kidnapping. The dinner scene, as a matter of fact, reminded me of the book's scene, exactly. The chase, the car crash, and the removal of the chip in Bond's arm were all great. My favorite twist of the film occured here though: "I'm afraid your friend Mathis is actually my friend Mathis." I was truly shocked, and loved the twist they did.

The torture scene:
Before seeing it, I wanted the carpet beater to be used... but the rope did the job perfectly (unfortunately for Bond). The whippings made me cringe, and this scene was absolutely classic Bond humor. "Now the whole world is going to know that you've done scratched my balls..." Laughing And LeChiffre's reaction to Bond during this scene was great. "You are a funny man, Mr. Bond!" Now, I read the book back in April or so... so I've forgotten a few parts of the book. I remembered that LeChiffre was killed by an unknown assassin, but I didn't think it'd carry over to the film. Am I glad it did! "I'll have your money... I'll have it by tomorrow.", "It's not about the money... it's about who we can trust."... and then LeChiffre's head on the ground with the bullet in his skull was a great death. I'm glad they carried this over to the film.

The love scenes between Bond and Vesper after this are really great. You can notice the emotion between them, and it isn't some sappy "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie love... Craig and Green do these scenes perfectly.

At the rehab center, I love it when Mr. Mathis is carried off... after getting a tazer to his back. I also love it when Mr. Mendel comes by. "You didn't bring any chocolates with you?", "No, I'm afraid not *goofball laugh*"... then the expression on Bond's face is great.

Venice:
- Bond falls in love with Vesper, and decides to resign from Mi6. This shows how he became so trusting and attached to Vesper, which added more feeling to the end.
- Vesper takes the money... well, I knew she'd betray him, but never thought this way! What a great way to do it.
- "Show yourself, or I'll kill her!" , "Allow me..." - classic Bond line.
- Fall of the house of Venice... show down with Gettler and his men. This was a great finale action sequence. I liked how Bond was shot with the nail gun... people proabably didn't expect this, but it helped to show that he was human, in my eyes.
- Vesper's death was pretty powerful, and I couldn't help to feel bad for Bond.
- White walks away with the money

M's final words with Bond were great. She was straight-forward with him, yet aware of his feelings, and in a way, caring... but this is where Bond became Bond.

THE ENDING:
THE BEST BOND ENDING EVER.

Bond gets a text message from Mr. White on Vesper's phone...

Cut to White's place, as he's pulling in. He gets out of his car... his phone rings.

"Mr. White... we need to talk."

*bullet goes through White's leg*
*he crawls to the steps, as we see Bond's feet head to the top of the steps*

Bond, dressed in a nice suit and vest, carrying a nice looking weapon, and the phone, says:

"The name's Bond... James Bond."

- cue Bond theme and the credits -

So, Bond is Bond... and I'm ready for Bond 22!


What do I give this movie? Well... I couldn't find anything wrong with it on my second viewing... I'll go a third time, but I don't expect to find anything wrong then, either.

Casino Royale gets a 10/10.

It replaces Goldfinger, and takes my #1 Bond film spot.

Daniel Craig is on the same level as Sean Connery- which is as cool as it gets. He was a perfect choice for Bond, and I don't want to see his reign end.

Craig gets a 10/10, also.


(If you read the words "Razz", "Laughing", or "Smile", through out the review, it's because I wasn't able to delete the smiley shortcuts left over from the forum I originally posted this at.)

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Posted: Sun, 19th Nov 2006, 10:17pm

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Dude, stick a spoiler's Tag on that post.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 3:45am

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Fantastic film.

Biggest flaw was length, obviously, just felt like it dragged and dragged. Bond shouldn't be that "epic".

Other than that it worked brilliantly as an opening film. I had my doubts about Craig but he turned out to be the best Bond since Connery IMO.

And the ending of course was the most awesome ending to any Bond movie ever.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 12:33pm

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Saw this at the weekend.

Fantastic!!!!

Being a huge Bond fan I was looking forward to this for a very very long time. This is without a doubt the best Bond movie so far from the selection. Finally an adult Bond movie that is just like his written counterpart. After reading Ace of Spies about Sidney Reilly this is pretty close to Flemming's inspiration. I loved the film, Daniel Craig is a great actor and did a wonderful job. This film would still be good without the Bond label. I look forward to part 2 of this story which will be following shortly. This is how the bond films should be, at least they got round it.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 1:58pm

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I loved it. I liked the fact that it was Bond in an unconventional manner. It ignored expectations and created its own identity while taking bond back to darker roots. Killer action, Intrigueing character interactions, and (my favorite aspect) a villain who was a sissy.

Its a tie between Goldeneye and Casino Royale for my favorite Bond film.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 12:31am

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Well I never felt like it dragged at all, I think those who said that it did need to take their ritalin and go watch Crank. Bond is supposed to be a rollercoaster and it needs a pause from the action for plot sometimes.

I thought that it was great that this one went back to the basics and got the story and characters right. In the last one they had lost track and thought that the gadgets and the action made bond, when in fact they are merely supporting characters. The very sean connery style also struck me.

I did miss the gadgets though and although we saw some briefly with the whole poison bit I would hate if they had got rid of them entirely. Same with the one liners as he kills people. I guess that these can be explained by the fact that he is a new 00 and I hope that is the reason and that they will develop in the coming bonds.

I loved the way it ended with him picking up the trail again and although it left me wanting more that is a good thing. A great film on its own and a great film to revive the series. (It needed to be after the last one)
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 12:35am

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Kid wrote:

Well I never felt like it dragged at all, I think those who said that it did need to take their ritalin and go watch Crank.
I did think Crank was way better than Casino Royale
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 12:39am

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Waser wrote:

Kid wrote:

Well I never felt like it dragged at all, I think those who said that it did need to take their ritalin and go watch Crank.
I did think Crank was way better than Casino Royale
Hehehe
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 7:40am

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Crank was an entertaining, but more or less forgettable film that Missed alot of opportunities and seemed rather disjointed.


Casino Royale had easily some of the most memorable scenes and lines I've ever seen in a bond film.


But then again, It's entirely opinion based.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 4:55pm

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Okay I finally saw it on sunday. I Loved it! Daniel Craig is worthy of being James Bond. the Ending was great and the opening scene was great. The story was full of plot twist. I enjoyed ever second of it. It's better then Goldeye. The only problem I had with it was that it was a prelude to all Bond movies yet it was set to todays. But besides that the movie Rocks and I hope the next one rocks as well. cool
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I liked almost everything about it...

I just wish Craig didn't look like such a thug.

If he had just looked a bit more suave (rather than like Shrek on steroids) and the last 2/3rds didn't have pacing issues it would be maybe my favourite film of the year!

8.5/10
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 5:14pm

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Orin Warren wrote:

The only problem I had with it was that it was a prelude to all Bond movies yet it was set to todays.
Yeah a lot of people don't seem to get that, with loads of crazy ideas popping up about the bond name being passed down from one agent to the next and stuff like that.

The simple fact is that its the same character just played by a different actor. No Bond movie is really set at a specific time, they are all happening some time around now but obviously they have to be vaguely in line with current events in order to make sense and be more believable.

The craziest bond so far is still moonraker and yet that is one of my favourites. The last one broke the rules of physics though with the invisible car and the electricity you can see so even if it wasnt terrible it would still spoil the series for me. I wish someone would go back and remake the end from just after he goes rogue because the beginning was brilliant.

This one is out of order and M is a woman and its set today even though it goes before the others but that really doesn't matter, it still works because it could be set anytime.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 5:46pm

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Kid wrote:

This one is out of order and M is a woman and its set today even though it goes before the others but that really doesn't matter, it still works because it could be set anytime.
Thats Something I forgot! M was a women and I do remember in one of the last Bond movies where he mentions to the New M where the Old M kept his drinks. So M must be a man not a women, but they screwed it up, oh well it still was a great movie.
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I prefer to not look to deeply into the whole continuity issue. It's not meant to make sense, it just ruins the movie if you think about it too much. It's Bond... just sit back, relax, and watch it.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 7:33pm

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Evman wrote:

I prefer to not look to deeply into the whole continuity issue. It's not meant to make sense, it just ruins the movie if you think about it too much. It's Bond... just sit back, relax, and watch it.
you might be right, But their are people like me who are true die heart fans for James Bonds movies who not only watch them but also read the books and gets upset when things like this happens. but your right, one should get to invole with it.
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Orin Warren wrote:

Evman wrote:

I prefer to not look to deeply into the whole continuity issue. It's not meant to make sense, it just ruins the movie if you think about it too much. It's Bond... just sit back, relax, and watch it.
you might be right, But their are people like me who are true die heart fans for James Bonds movies who not only watch them but also read the books and gets upset when things like this happens. but your right, one should get to invole with it.
I'm also a pretty die hard fan myself (althought I have not read the books, but thats on my todo list), and i've found that the spirit of the Bond films that we all love is that they are unbelievable and should not be taken too seriously. It's the nature of their appeal and part of what makes them so popular. You don't need to see every single one to enjoy any of the movies. Complexity is something the James Bond movies have never really had.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 7:51pm

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Evman wrote:


I'm also a pretty die hard fan myself (althought I have not read the books, but thats on my todo list), and i've found that the spirit of the Bond films that we all love is that they are unbelievable and should not be taken too seriously. It's the nature of their appeal and part of what makes them so popular. You don't need to see every single one to enjoy any of the movies. Complexity is something the James Bond movies have never really had.
Good asnwer Evman. I say you should read the books their pretty good and your right about that the bond films. No one needs to see every one to enjoy. We all have our favs. Such as mine is "The Man with the Golden Gun."
Posted: Thu, 23rd Nov 2006, 11:07am

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Evman wrote:

Fantastic film.

Biggest flaw was length, obviously, just felt like it dragged and dragged. Bond shouldn't be that "epic".

Other than that it worked brilliantly as an opening film. I had my doubts about Craig but he turned out to be the best Bond since Connery IMO.

And the ending of course was the most awesome ending to any Bond movie ever.
I wouldn't say it dragged and dragged per say. It was more like a fast pace movie, drag, fast pace, drag, drag, drag, fast pace, drag, finale. Overall I really liked the film, though, there was room for improvement. Though definately a must see.
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yeah I was having a hard time understanding some of the stuff....
thinking this is supposed to be before all the other bonds... yet.. M is a woman... they are talking about 9/11.. and the vanquish is in the movie..... uhh?

I loved it though
Awesome movie

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 2:57am

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The first 20 minutes of this movie were absolutely sick. Then..it dragged...dragged some more...and dragged me till I could actually feel the dragging drag me as close to sleep as possible. Just when I thought it was about to end, it continued for another hour. It's a shame the rest of the movie couldn't live up to the first half hour or so.

I liked the new bond. I think he did a great job. He really portrays the "Bond" character the way he was origionally intended to be.

No bond movie will ever top Goldeneye, IMO.
Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 11:44am

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Rating: +1


Is it only me who sees it?

Also, when he comes out of the water I can't help but think of Steptoe..
Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 2:21pm

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Daniel Craig is friggen awsome !!! I dont think he is the best looking bond, but he surely met ups to bonds reputation !!!

The first scenes were amazing. Freerunning is so friggen awsome, and they also got the worlds best freerunner to do all the stunts in the beginning => NR. 1 !!!

The chicks were beautiful !

I am a casino / Poker freak, so I enjoyed the poker scenes biggrin I was like the only one in the cinema shouting "OMG, he has a full house, omg, he has a royal flush..." hehe biggrin

and the title sequence was really nicely done, best ever I think !!!

9/10 (because no movie is better than forrest gump *gg*)

Cheers,
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Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 3:20pm

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The first scenes were amazing. Freerunning is so friggen awsome, and they also got the worlds best freerunner to do all the stunts in the beginning => NR. 1 !!!

A couple of the jumps that freerunner didn't do himself..... wink
Posted: Sat, 25th Nov 2006, 8:06am

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I really loved how the new bond was an actual; get your hands dirty, assassin. Not some wimpy guy who uses all his gadgets to kill people.

Also I think the humor in the movie was well placed. When Bond is in a certain scene, and ropes are hitting against certain things, and the whole male audience is cringing in pain, you find your self laughing at what he says, the comic relief made the movie move nicely along.

9/10

yeah I was having a hard time understanding some of the stuff....
thinking this is supposed to be before all the other bonds... yet.. M is a woman... they are talking about 9/11.. and the vanquish is in the movie..... uhh?
Magic_man12 I also had these things bothering me, but my friends and I’s conclusions is that its an all new bond, they started on a new slat, there was no pierce, no Sean Connery, no one else, he is the first and only bond. And this is how HE started
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er-no wrote:

devilskater wrote:


The first scenes were amazing. Freerunning is so friggen awsome, and they also got the worlds best freerunner to do all the stunts in the beginning => NR. 1 !!!

A couple of the jumps that freerunner didn't do himself..... wink
what do you mean ?
Posted: Sun, 26th Nov 2006, 2:52am

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Well, I got back from seeing it a couple hours ago, and I must say, I was dissipointed. I can't really vote, because it wasn't that great, IMO, but I also don't think it deserves a thumbs down. I agree with Miker, the first half hour or so was AWESOME, but then it kinda fell apart. When the part where you think it will end came, I got mad, becuase I thought it a lame ending. But when the real ending came, it was even worse. It just didn't seem like a normal bond film, considering it sort of set itself up for a sequal. It should have taken out some of the filler stuff, and added 15 minutes on the end of bond going after the guy, instead of just saying, "I'm bond, James bond." I give it, a 7.5 out of 10.


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Posted: Sun, 26th Nov 2006, 8:04am

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film freak wrote:

It just didn't seem like a normal bond film,

I'm pretty sure that's the point..
Posted: Sun, 26th Nov 2006, 11:30am

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devilskater wrote:

er-no wrote:

devilskater wrote:


The first scenes were amazing. Freerunning is so friggen awsome, and they also got the worlds best freerunner to do all the stunts in the beginning => NR. 1 !!!

A couple of the jumps that freerunner didn't do himself..... wink
what do you mean ?
Hint
Posted: Sun, 26th Nov 2006, 1:18pm

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Just got back from seeing it yesturday. As people said it was a bit confusing because it wasn't really like the others. I thought Daniel Craig played it really well and the amount of stick he got before doing the film was so tremendous but he signed anyway. I thought the action was great and I enjoyed it
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 12:34am

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I just got back from it and i thought it was awesome.
"That last hand almost killed me". Hehehe. Classic.
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Did anyone else notice that he comes out of the water (when that chick drowns) with a blow up doll? I might have been the only person who caught that, but if you look, its easy to spot.

Also, this is a "reboot" of the series, much like Batman begins.
Posted: Wed, 29th Nov 2006, 10:30pm

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Gnome326 wrote:

Did anyone else notice that he comes out of the water (when that chick drowns) with a blow up doll?
Hahaha. That could be taken the wrong way, I had to double take when reading that.

Just come back from seeing Casino Royale. Thought it was pretty damn good. I love its realism and grittiness. I was one of the people who had a "let's wait and see" attitude as to whether Daniel Craig was right for the part, and I have to say he definitely felt right. He may not look like a poster boy but who cares? He has charisma and conveyed the character perfectly as well as coming across as an athletic man of action; and that's what matters. Also, M's role was stronger. In the previous few films, it felt like Judi Dench was going through the cliche motions with her character but in this she actually felt like a real character.

I thought it was a bit drawn out during the airport sequence, which just takes ages with a huge amount of unnecessary shots imo (a bit like Martin Campbell's train setpiece in Mask of Zorro 2). On the whole, the dialogue was very good (I loved "the b!tch is dead" line) and funny in the way it should be, not in the slapstick childish humour of its predecessors, but there were a few emotional exchanges that weren't realistically written and frankly laughable (in a bad way).
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10/10. That was the best Bond film, and goes in my top five films I have ever seen. Wow, absolutely wow. The action was awesome. The lack of Bond campiness made this a whole new era of Bond films. I am so glad they recalibrtated. The last 3 Bond films were jokes. Brosnan was a good Bond, but the writers sucked (invisible car, come on.) This one was basically written by Flemming himself. Same director who did my now second (to this) favorite Bond film: Goldeneye. Craig is the best James Bond. I love how they actually made it believable and realistic. Instead of dangling Bond over a pit of sharks, they tortured him like they would a real spy. The poker scenes were great. I've never been a poker fan, but that was intense. All of the comedy in the film was great; but not--"heh, a corny one-liner, lawl." The free running, as mentioned, was incredible. Man, I just can't get over this. This is an excellent, fresh start.
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I always find it odd when people group all of brosnan films together an say they were "Crap" and "Terrible", When Really, "Die another day" was crap. "Goldeneye", "Tommorow never dies" and most of "The world is not enough" was really fun and entertaining, In most ways superior to anything connery, moore or dalton really ever did.

If anyways, I'd say Brosnan easily had the best run of any of them.


Connery had terrible effects, unconvincing acting from supporting characters, laughable sound effects and even more laughable plotlines. And the fight scenes were (Save maybe two) lame.

Moore's had Slightly better storylines, Better stunts, Worse acting, Waaaaay too much comedy, cheesy fights and awful fashion.

Brosnan's had pretty much the best of everything.

Casino Royale was damn awesome, But it's an entirely different style of film and really, aside from the characters, isn't really comparable.
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 12:28am

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http://video.craveonline.com/videos/00003160/casino_royale_parkour_chase.html

Sebastian Foucan is one of the founders of Parkour (freerunning). He did an awesome job in Casino Royale.
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 1:34am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Casino Royale was damn awesome, But it's an entirely different style of film and really, aside from the characters, isn't really comparable.
I'd say it's comparable. I'm comparing it and it wins over all. Goldeneye is my number two, followed by Live and Let Die. My favorite Bonds are Craig, Brosnan, and Moore (followed by Connery.) Bryce, if your post was directed at me, I just had back up my number 2 film, because your post was right after mine and it made it sound like I bashed Brosnan and Goldeneye. I personally hated Tomorrow Never Dies (save the helicopter vs. motorcycle chase). Connery's gyrocopter fight was awesome--hopefully that was one of the two you mentioned. I think the only 'bad' Bond was Lazenby. Moore, Dalton, and Connery were the campiest, but a lot of their films were classics.
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Serpent wrote:

I think the only 'bad' Bond was Lazenby. Moore, Dalton, and Connery were the campiest, but a lot of their films were classics.
I respectfully disagree. Lazenby is always slated as the "worst Bond" but I don't think he was really bettered until Casino Royale. As a model, he was chosen for his physicality, but his acting was excellent for the most part, particularly in the final scene.

Connery and Brosnan were good, they had that brutal edge. Dalton took it too seriously, and Moore got more and more ridiculous as it went along, even more so than David Niven or Peter Sellers. Mind you, Sellers wasn't bad as 007.