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Friday, November 17, 2006

Glowing reviews for Casino Royale

The reviews are flowing in now for Casino Royale, and they are very favorable. Here are a few highlights courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:

  • "The best Bond since Sean Connery."
  • "Eleven years ago director Campbell made GoldenEye, the first of the Brosnan Bond pictures. Casino Royale trumps it every which way."
  • "...Craig, speckled with facial cuts, plays Bond with an almost bruised virility..."
  • "...should help newcomers and older viewers rediscover what made Sean Connery's early Bond movies the best of the series"
  • "Casino Royale doesn¿t play as dirty as the Bourne films, but the whole thing moves far lower to the ground than any of the newer Bond flicks."
  • "There's one whopper of a reason why Casino Royale is the hippest, highest-octane Bond film in ages, and his name is Daniel Craig."
  • "...flat-out one of the best Bonds ever."
This is a better reception than I can recall most Bond films getting, but there's always a danger of hyperbole when it comes to new 007 movies. In my opinion, this is welcome news for a beloved film franchise that had, to say the least, shown its age in recent memory and, at worst, appeared very tired and worn out. Long live 007!

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