Movies From the Hat: Casino Royale (2006)

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Casino_Royale“I’m sorry. That last hand… nearly killed me. ” – James Bond

Number of Times Seen – 2 (1 Jan 2007 and 14 Sep 2014)

Brief Synopsis – In a reboot of the Bond franchise, 007 is sent on his first mission to stop a banker who holds millions of dollars of terrorist money.

My Take on it – With this movie, it was decided to reboot the James Bond franchise and give us a younger, more agile Bond who is part the spy we all love but also part action hero which ups the ante and draw of this whole series.

The choice of Daniel Craig as the new Bond was a wise one. He shares the suaveness and sense of humor as all previous incarnations of the character but also can hold his own in a physical fight.

After rewatching this, I am convinced that he is one of the best actors to portray the super spy.

For those die hard Connery or Moore fan, I’m willing to concede that he is at least the best choice for this day and age to continue the role.

Madds Mikelssen is perfect as the Bond villain. He shares the suave quality of Bond but is also vicious and menacing when needed.

I feel that I now have to continue to watch the Craig Bond movies perhaps followed by starting from the beginning of the whole series.

Bottom Line – Great transition of Bond from a pseudo comedic spy to an action hero. Craig is amazing here and proves that he is one of the best Bonds because of his attitude onscreen and also his action hero status. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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14 thoughts on “Movies From the Hat: Casino Royale (2006)

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  2. Very excellent sir, I agree. This is the Bond we needed and now. All the other actors have had their own place in time but I think Daniel Craig represents Bond as a much more engaging, mainstream-appealing action hero. Like u pointed out. 😀


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