Casino Royale or James Bond 21
It all started yesterday morning when I woke up feeling a little ill. I was supposed to go to Rotary but just felt like I was hit by a truck. Elaine convinced me to stay home for the day. I read all of my newspapers online, read the DISboards, and just relaxed. Elaine had to go to the store and asked if I wanted her to see if Casino Royale was in at Blockbuster. That is like asking a guy if he wants his dinner served to him! My answer was a resounding yes! I had tried to rent it on Friday when we had our snowstorm, but of course, everyone else had the same idea and it wasn't in.
So last night, I got cozy in my room, called the dogs up and popped in the DVD. My initially reaction to Daniel Craig of James Bond was positive. I thought he seemed intense and hard core...typical of what a MI6 spy should be. There was not the one liners of the Roger Moore era, instead this James Bond was serious about his work.
The locales were awesome as usual. They included Madagascar, the Bahamas, and Montenegro. Seeing James Bond behind the wheel of a DB9 Vanquish is always exciting. Its an awesome car that I wish I could actually see on the road in the US!
In this movie, Q was absent, and so were many gadgets. James Bond relied on standard technology such as high tech computers and smart phones to do what he needed.
The Bond girls were beautiful as always. I don't recall their actual names just yet, but both of the girls he hooked up with were strikingly beautiful. There is an interesting twist with the character of Vesper Lind. She had quite an effect on James...you will have to watch to see.
It was interesting to see James meet his American counterpart Felix Leiter for the first time. That along with many other cues suggests this is a prequel. I won't share any others.
I like this new James Bond, and I hope the franchise continues in the same direction Casino Royale moved.