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    Casino Royale (2006)



    (the new bond movie not the peter sellers movie)



    This movie is well worth watching full of action and lots of thrills and edge of the seat stuff also the usual gadgets that bond would have.



    what I missed out was that he also gets the beautiful women too!



    the Aston martin's back daniel craig plays our favourite British goverment agent who's not yet received his "00" status so this is before we see him as 007.



    I don't want to spoil it for many of you that have not seen it but what I can say it's highly recommended.




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    I agree,Thirdlady. It is an excellent film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky B
    I agree,Thirdlady. It is an excellent film.

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    my pleasure marky B!

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    I haven't seen the film, so I can't say how David Arnold's score works in the context of the images it accompanies. But played on it's own, it's dreadful.



    What did you make of the music as part of the film-experience?

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    I thought it worked very well and loved the idea that it got a bit more traditionally Bond-like the more he became 007. And thank goodness filmmakers have rediscovered the value of silence in film!



    Not sure about the intro song though, but liked the graphics.

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    For some reason, the title song isn't on the soundtrack I have. (it was bought legit from HMV) But I believe other copies of the soundtrack DO have it.



    I must agree that Arnold's re-working of the Bond theme is pretty good.



    I've bought a lot of film msuic over the years and some is listenable in its own right - whether or not you actually enjoy it - because it can be played as a piece of music.



    Some film music is more akin to sound effects - in fact, the term Mickey-Mousing refers to cartoon scoring - and that isn't listenable because you need to hear it in the context of the film.



    I think Arnold's score falls in to the first category: it's "listenable to" but isn't my cup of tea.

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    Just watched this last night and was very impressed. I sort of gave up with Bond after Pierce Brosnan took over and I thought some of the later ones were video games more than movies - however, the new Bond has successfully recaptured the original look and feel and even the opening titles and music were right and the performances and action were good. (I always thought that many of the female actors in the old Bond movies were poor.)



    Only criticism is it was about 20 minutes too long and the ending was a tad predictable - the last words were great - and I felt good afterwards and that counts for something.



    No question - Bond is back

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    Bond's not been as nasty since Connery shoots the guy with empty gun in Dr No. Welcome back Mr Bond we've been missing you.

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    I loved Casino Royale, even my wife enjoyed it and she usually hates Bond films. Daniel Craig was excellent in the role and I am looking forward to Bond 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquemada
    I thought it worked very well and loved the idea that it got a bit more traditionally Bond-like the more he became 007. And thank goodness filmmakers have rediscovered the value of silence in film!



    Not sure about the intro song though, but liked the graphics.
    me too I wasn't sure that the intro song suited the film but the graphics were great! I really loved them!

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    I liked the intro song,in fact I would rate it as one of the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdlady
    Casino Royale (2006)



    (the new bond movie not the peter sellers movie)



    This movie is well worth watching full of action and lots of thrills and edge of the seat stuff also the usual gadgets that bond would have.



    what I missed out was that he also gets the beautiful women too!



    the Aston martin's back daniel craig plays our favourite British goverment agent who's not yet received his "00" status so this is before we see him as 007.



    I don't want to spoil it for many of you that have not seen it but what I can say it's highly recommended.



    Im a big Bond fan and watched Casino Royale and thought it was... well....okay. Very slick modern thriller ,reinventing the Bond story yet sticking to the old formula of set smashing climax( sinking building in Venice) I guess with the advent of digital the actors can do all sorts of stunts with safetey harness's etc that can be removed digitally as in the crane jumping shots.It was an enjoyable enough film but not one I would particularly watch again, unlike the Connery films which I have probably watched about 20 times each!! Im thinking that the Bond franchise passed its golden age a long time ago but soldiers on with the theme. Actually I thought the last Pierce Brosnan Bond was awful, not his fault because he was good in the role but that cheap unconvincing ice city set and the two dimensional villains and worst of all the laughable computer generated surfing scene.....embarassing!! I got dissoluusioned with the series after that so was pleasantly surprised to at least see a gritty and realistic approach in Casino Royale. I will pay my money and go and see the next instalement!

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    I thought 'Die Another Day' was Pierce's best.

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    I thought Die Another Day had some good moments but was let down by the ridiculous plot and the awfully cheap looking CGI. I am pleased Daniel Craig has won awards for his performance and been BAFTA nominated because he is great in the role and retained his dignity through all that obscene anti-Craig bollocks.

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    Did anyone like"Goldeye?" that wasn't a bad movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdlady
    Did anyone like"Goldeye?" that wasn't a bad movie


    Goldeneye was very good, Sean Bean was excellent, I did sympathise with his villainous characters motives, unusual for a Bond film.Actually the one problem I had with the Brosnan films was the continual appearance of Robbie Coltrane as Russian Mafia don. No disrespect to Robbie, he is a fine comic actor and was superb in Cracker and good in Harry Potter but I always found his character in the Bond films totally unbelievable, belonging in a " Comic Strip" parody rather than a tense Bond thriller, maybe US audiences appreciated him more as he was less known there but I just thought his thick Russian brogue was pure "Carry on Bond" !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christoph404
    (Robbie's performances) belonging in a...parody...
    And we don't forget Minnie Driver's great singing performance was pure opera, too. (cough cough, gag gag)







    Yes, they had to lace Pierce's films with a lot of comedy. Fortunately, I like his wryness more than Roger's, but all of that adds to this new Bond's starkness by contrast.



    If they were playing chess, I'd think CASINO ROYALE would be the interesting beginning of a new strategy.

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    The recent Casino Royale is one of my fave Bond films and this is largely due to the harder edge portrayed by Craig (he could turn out to be the best ever....yup even better than that Scottish chap).



    I have a couple of gripes with the screenplay though. The casino action (or complete lack of it) goes on way too long (I know it's got Casino in the title..but come on); and what's with the ending, the film ends three times...or rather you might think it has. Small gripes and just my own opinion. Great film.



    However, my main reason for adding this post was that (I am the least PC/namby pamby/write a letter to my local MP person you will ever meet [trust me]) I was absolutely flabbered and ghasted by the certification. There is no way that this film should have had a 12/12A cert with the scene of Craig's torture. No way



    I have happily let my kids (all under 12) watch all the Bond films until now. Sure there's violence and a little gore, but that has always been countered with some humour, even when Connery was onboard. Don't misunderstand this, I love the film and the lack of humour, but this means that the film has no redeeming qualities for the younger viewer and as such IMO it should have been at least a 15 cert.



    PS. I think the theme tune grows on you the more you hear it. I wasn't taken with it at first, but I quite like it now, especially mixed in with the modern graphics in the title sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Sinclair
    The recent Casino Royale is one of my fave Bond films and this is largely due to the harder edge portrayed by Craig (he could turn out to be the best ever....yup even better than that Scottish chap).



    I have a couple of gripes with the screenplay though. The casino action (or complete lack of it) goes on way too long (I know it's got Casino in the title..but come on); and what's with the ending, the film ends three times...or rather you might think it has. Small gripes and just my own opinion. Great film.



    However, my main reason for adding this post was that (I am the least PC/namby pamby/write a letter to my local MP person you will ever meet [trust me]) I was absolutely flabber and gasted by the certification. There is no way that this film should have had a 12/12A cert with the scene of Craig's torture. No way



    I have happily let my kids (all under 12) watch all the Bond films until now. Sure there's violence and a little gore, but that has always been countered with some humour, even when Connery was onboard. Don't misunderstand this, I love the film and the lack of humour, but this means that the film has no redeeming qualities for the younger viewer and as such IMO it should have been at least a 15 cert.



    PS. I think the theme tune grows on you the more you hear it. I wasn't taken with it at first, but I quite like it now, especially mixed in with the modern graphics in the title sequence.
    My wife came home with Casino Royale DVD. She had seen it on the flicks; I hadn't. We watched it and I thought that it was unnecessarily violent and noisey. The wastage of those cars was a crime! All of this to make up for a lack of a real storyline.



    Craig's face hardly changed through all of the emotions. I'm sorry, I don't think he makes a very good Bond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim

    Craig's face hardly changed through all of the emotions. I'm sorry, I don't think he makes a very good Bond.


    I'd like to think (and I think that there's a reference to it in the film) that a professional killer would almost be totally devoid of emotion. Hell...he even leaves some hot totty (yes ...I know) lying on the floor of his beach bungalow to fly off to Miami ...without so much as a 'keep it warm'

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