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I've always thought that a really good film could be made of CASINO ROYALE, if someone wanted to do a serious adaptation of it, free of the demands of the Bond franchise.  Unfortunately, the 2006 version of CASINO ROYALE wasn't it.  Although I thought Daniel Craig's interpretation of James Bond was excellent (he actually seemed like a killer!), the humor didn't work, the actions scenes - although very well-staged - had that overly-long, bludgeoning quality that movie action scenes have in a post-911 world, and, frankly, there were long stretches of the film which were just boring.  But it's a masterpiece compared to QUANTUM OF SOLACE.  A muddled plot, a complete lack of humor (one of the things a successful Bond film thrives on is its weird humor), and choppily-edited action scenes make this one of the least of the series.  And Judi Dench's perpetually grim, hands-on M is getting really tiresome.  The Roger Moore-era Bonds are complete cinematic excrement, but at least they had some energy . . . Oh, my God, I can't believe that I just compared something unfavorably to a Roger Moore Bond film . . .

posted by Soaker on January 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM | link to this | reply

although Bond is usually more of a one-dimensional character -- but great fantasy -- love it.

this one has a little more depth --

too little dialogue though -- i think that lends to the lack of depth

so much action -- moves so fast -- movie doesnt seem to slow down enough that you can make sense of the story line or the action.

interesting new technology though --

posted by Xeno-x on November 25, 2008 at 8:11 AM | link to this | reply

I think the Bond series will go on forever! It is amazing the appeal of the Bond flicks! sam

posted by sam444 on November 20, 2008 at 1:43 PM | link to this | reply

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