Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Shaken, Not Stirred -

And don’t spit in it either.

We went to a theater to see the latest James Bond movie “Casino Royale” today.

Many people may not remember this, but there was a James Bond movie with David Niven as 007. I think it came out after “Dr. No” and “Thunderball”. For some reason Woody Allen was a comic relief in it, as if David Niven as a James Bond wasn’t enough comic relief.

The latest “Casino Royale” was pretty good. I say pretty good. I think Sean Connery and Roger Moore played a great James Bond. They had a certain wit about them as they cold bloodedly kill somebody – they would shoot an enemy between the eyes and say something witty like “Maybe this is more to your taste” or something like that.

This James Bond, Daniel Craig just kills them with no expression or wit, like a paid thug.

Judi Dench plays M again. A stern but caring boss-lady

There is plenty of action. The action comes on to your fast and high energized. I found myself groping my armrest several times during a good fight.

The bad thing is that the story unfolded in a very predicable way. I whispered to Anna several of my premonitions of what was about to happen – which I’m sure she appreciated, nobody likes surprises do they?



Blogger kenju said...

Oh, I just love it when someone points out the obvious in a movie, Eddie. Remind me to go to my next movie with you and Anna.....LOL

6:55 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I guess I should point out that the obvious upcoming obvious event is only obvious to me.... I keep a running inventory in my mind where people were at at certain moments which may come into play later.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh, I LOVED this James Bond movie. I didn't think it was so predictable, but I'm slow these days. Anyway, I thought Craig was great and the plot was good (didn't rely so much on crazy gizmos as the past ones did). I didn't see too many movies this year, but I think this was my favorite. Even more than Borat, and definitely more than the Pirate's of the Carribean hornswaggle.

3:14 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I like gadgets and gizmos.
For example of easy predictability was when the good looking girl was screaming in another room like she was being torture. This wasn't a Greek play - I quickly decided she was screaming for the show of it.

4:11 PM  

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