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If the producers' promise of returning the Bond series to its hard-edged, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE roots by stripping the films of the silly gadget-mad nonsense (invisible cars!) that turned them into science-less science fiction, then I'm all for it.

 

I only wish they hadn't changed the famous Baccarat game with the villain, le Chiffre, into a match of Texas Hold'em (of all things).

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<< I only wish they hadn't changed the famous Baccarat game with the villain, le Chiffre, into a match of Texas Hold'em (of all things).>>

 

Oh, no. Say it ain't so. Texes Hold'em! Is this for real or a rumor? Will he be wearing a John Deere hat? At least he's not playing "Texas Hold 'Em for Xbox360" in his shorts, eating a microwave burrito.

 

Do you think the producers are worried Americans won't know what Baccarat is -- or that it's too "European"?

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The three best 007's to my mind are of course, Sean, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan, who are IMO three spectacularly handsome guys, so I think it's going to be hard to accept this new guy, because IMHO his face looks like a boxer's. Everyone knows I adore Bob Mitchum, so using him as a standard, not a specially handsome man, this guy doesn't even come close. Mitchum had that sexy, magnetic appearance that this fellow lacks. I've seen him on Leno, and in clips and he just doesn't do IT for me like the other guys did. Unless I'm watching something like the Shawshank Redemption, where you don't expect to see pretty boys, I still like 007 to be attractive, whereas this guy reminds me of the after effect of a truck smashup. If I'm going to spend two hours looking at someone, I want to enjoy the image. Hopefully the story plot will overcome my trepidations.

 

Anne

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I'm looking very forward to Casino Royale. I've heard so much about how they're trying to eliminate some of the cheeziness from it and bring back the feel of the older 007 films, so I'm all for it. I wish they had kept Pierce Brosnan on, as I liked him immensely, but the new Bond doesn't look so bad. Only time will tell.

 

I'm definitely planning on going this weekend. =)

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Frankly, I'm pumped! I am a huge Bond fan and became one around the time of DIE ANOTHER DAY (The first 007 film I saw in theaters.) I think the film is going to be great,and I can't wait to see it on Friday. However, I'm still not sold on Craig. he may be the greatest actor in the world, but he still doesn't have that Bond look. Sorry to sound like a troll, but alot of it has to do with the hair.

 

 

Anyway, I've just finished reading the original Fleming novel, and I'm getting myself warmed up by rewatching most of the 007 films throught the week. This weekend I watched DR.NO, FRWL, GOLDFINGER, THUNDERBALL (the last time I'm sitting through that entire film again) decided to skip YOLT, then I watched OHMSS, and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. Tonight it's LIVE AND LET DIE, and TMWTGG.

 

Too bad TCM has never shown the good Bond films uncut and commercial free. They only seem to love to show that piece of crap CASINO ROYALE spoof.

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the new Bond doesn't look so bad.

 

No he doesn't, he appears to be quite sexy as a matter of fact.

 

Quite daring, to depart from the tall dark and handsome Bond. How was he written by Fleming, by the way?

 

Who is this new guy? Not bad, not bad at all. :)

 

But Connery was/is gorgeous....his beautiful chest deserved a screen credit all its own.

 

dolores

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Well, I saw a trailer for CASINO ROYALE in the theater the other day and I'm a little less optimistic than before. On a television screen, Craig looks interesting---on the big screen he looks disappointing. However, I am giving him the benefit of the doubt because studios use inferior prints for trailers; the film is tweaked and adjusted for lighting, etc. for theatrical release. I hope that makes the difference because this guys skin looks like it's a bit affected by a rash or skin affliction---or a permanent hangover. And he's not cute AT ALL. He really looks better on even a large screen TV than blown up on the gigantic movie screen.

 

However I may be most disappointed by the way he dresses---so sloppily! What happened to the gorgeous suits Bond was synonimous with? Now he looks like just another ordinary action hero afflicted with bad taste. There was no getting the feel of how he is at delivering dialogue, either, because the trailer was all about explosions and the more violent scenes.

 

That said, I'm still looking forward to seeing it, just now with a little more need to be convinced.

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Well, he doesn't have much to say about sophistication and style---which I badly need in my 007 so that's why I'll have to see for myself. One thing I know the reviewer got wrong, he called the heroine "voluptuous"---she's positively anorexic but that's to be expected today, unfortunately. And she saves his life? That's another thing that turns me off. Why not make her 007 then, instead. Hee! (Just kidding)

 

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I think he has plenty to say about sophistication. He is rough and rugged with a slight touch of femininity and an undeniable good looks and charms. Those blues eyes will intimidate me for sure when i take my girlfriends to see it this weekend. If we can't have Connery back, then he is the next best thing.

 

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Well, he doesn't have much to say about sophistication and style>>

 

I'm confused. I thought this one was about how a guy named James Bond became JAMES BOND, Agent 007.

 

If that's the case, then he shouldn't be stylish and sophisticated right out of the gate. Heck, even JAMES BOND had to learn a few things.

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I saw Casino Royale last night. I used to love the Bond movies, and held Sean Connery as sacred to the series, but I also watched the Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore movies. By the time Pierce Brosnan came one the scene, I had to give up. To me, Bond is an amalgam of brawn and sophistication. Mr. Brosnan was only gifted with the latter. To me, he wasn't Bond.

 

So last night was my return to the series. And I left the movie thinking I'd just seen the best Bond movie ever. Daniel Craig is excellent and he has the balance of brawn and sophistication that the role requires. The opening foot-chase is amazing, and I wanted to see a movie about that villain. Does anyone know who this actor was? His stunts were amazing.

 

It was fun to see old favorites Judi Dench and Giancarlo Giannini on hand and great to see the talented Jeffrey Wright on the big screen. The only weakness was Eve Green, a nebbish foil for Bond (and who designed her costumes? She could sue for those unflattering necklines.). Caterina Murino's Solange was a far more interesting counterpart for the rugged Bond.

 

Effects were believable, the pace was exciting and it was great to see how it took hold of the audience. The crowd last night was gasping, cheering and screaming with terror. Audiences have become so jaded to on-screen thrills, it was great to see how involved everyone was with this show. As someone who usually loathes on-screen violence, I appreciated that there was no gore, no dismemberments, no grand guignol; yet the suspense and violence had me on the edge of my seat and sometimes cowering. It was stylish, glamorous and thrilling.

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I saw the movie on Friday night and I absolutely loved it! Definitely one of the best Bond movies ever and a welcome change from all of the gadgetry and cheesy one-liners. And I must say, Craig was hot! He did an excellent job with the role of Bond and I'm looking forward to seeing him take on the role again.

 

On a side note: upon seeing Bond driving his first car, I couldn't help but turn to my boyfriend and ask him why the hell Bond was driving a Ford. :lol: Not to worry though, as he gets a gorgeous Astin Martin later on.

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I saw this film yesterday and have to say first of all that I have been a huge fan ever since my mom and dad took me to see a Thunderball and Goldfinger doubleheader at the drive-in when I was nine years old. I have owned all the DVDs and seen every film at least once a year and have read all the books. All I can say about Casino Royale is.... WOW!

 

It's about time they get it right! This is the closest that any Bond film has ever come to doing the Ian Fleming Bond justice. Daniel Craig is rough and masculine and is believably dangerous. And yet he can be suave and debonair when needed. The action directing is absolutely unbelievable and amazing. Of all the films I have seen this year it tops the list. I'm certainly glad that Daniel Craig has signed on for at least two more Bond films. The only problem will be is...how do you top this one?

 

Kevin

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> The opening foot-chase is amazing, and I

> wanted to see a movie about that villain. Does

> anyone know who this actor was? His stunts were

> amazing.

 

That villains name is Sebastian Foucan. He is the founder of the sport called "Free running" were people just run and jump and twist over obsticals, its pretty popular. You can see alot of video clips on it all over the internett.

His movie (were they "discovered" him) is called "Jump London".

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I've never been a fan of 007 since Dr. No, but I have seen at least one of each of the big three. I've seen all of the action movies with Willis, Stallone, and Arnold, but for some reason 007 never appealed to me. I will however, see this one for curiosity sake, maybe I'll change my tune.

 

Anne

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This was the best of the books. Direct and straight-forward, like American crime fiction. I'm encouraged by some of the comments. But I've given up on this series. They've been "revitalizing" and "revamping" since DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and it just gets worse. They settled down a little with Timothy Dalton, but couldn't maintain it. (Wayne Newton as a villain!) I hope I'm wrong. And I'll probably see it. But the Double 0 section has had ample time to get its act together.

 

The first two entries were the best action films I've ever seen. GOLDFINGER defined the 1960's secret agent craze. But I have little hope of ever seeing those tasteful days again.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Red River

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