Movie Review – Casino Royale – RAWKS!!

Casino Royale

Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to ’00’ status. Bond’s first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka.

Ah Bond is indeed back, and he’s back in a big way.

There were many detractors for Daniel Craig, myself included I must admit I didn’t think he was gonna fill the boots just right, but damn I was wrong and I’m glad so.

To get this out of the way, Casino Royale is a fantastic movie and it’s right up there with the classics of the Bond franchise. Daniel Craig really nails it as the raw recruit promoted to ’00’ status.

Daniel Craig

You can see him develop through-out the movie, get more refined, cold hearted and more like the Bond we have come to know and love as potrayed by Roger Moore and Sean Connery.

It was classic bond with an Aston Martin (although short-lived), hot chicks, fights, action and really beautiful cinematopgraphy.

The chicks were gooooddd.

Greek Chick

And the bad guy was bad ass, so bad ass he wept blood!

Bad Dude

The first action scene was great in the Bahamas, there was some weird cutting with the Malaysians censorship though…I’m sure the film skipped a couple of minutes at one point as it went from one scene to another without any transition.

But then we are used to that already right?

The film was exciting through-out with a really good emotional range showed by the characters, the last few Bond movies left me luke-warm, but this one, this is real Bond.

Bond is back and he’s bad ass.

Watch it now, I give it a very good 9/10 (No I won’t give it 007/10)

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25 Responses to Movie Review – Casino Royale – RAWKS!!

  1. Nicktay November 23, 2006 at 1:31 pm #

    Cool…can’t wait to catch it.

  2. spiller November 23, 2006 at 1:49 pm #

    just wondering, who will win if James Bond vs Jason Bourne? (UK bad ass vs USA smart ass) 😛

  3. KY November 23, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    spiller:
    Borat would win.

  4. wombok November 23, 2006 at 3:26 pm #

    Bond is back and Casino Royale is a must watch man!

  5. cheekky November 24, 2006 at 4:06 am #

    i gotta say tho… the ending really really annoyed me…

  6. surfnux November 24, 2006 at 10:21 am #

    Great movie, great chicks, and great action.

  7. Matthew November 24, 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    In the poster, Daniel looks like he hasn’t slept for a few weeks but it’s cool. It’s what you call the ‘selamba’ look. Haha.

  8. Paul Tan November 24, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    the bad guy has ky’s hamsap look.

  9. KY November 25, 2006 at 11:33 am #

    btw, don’t use the word RAWKS..

  10. KFC November 26, 2006 at 12:31 am #

    I’m very much agree to everything u wrote about this movie. This is the real bond that I’ve ever wanted. No high-tech gadgets and saving the world for another day.
    This is an instant classic.
    I was surprised to see this movie shine so well compared to previous Bond by Brosnan.
    However, some of the ppl I’ve talked to doesn’t like the part of the movie almost near the end. It feels a little too draggy at some point. But it’s cool for being different from other bond.

  11. froggy November 26, 2006 at 12:52 am #

    Hey ShaolinTiger,

    I would like to ask, which company is your hosting provider ? Thanks.

  12. Slinky November 26, 2006 at 6:20 pm #

    Yeah can’t agree more..
    And I don’t understand what was all the hoo-haas about Daniel Craig being the new Bond.. He’s really good, and possible the one with the best body ever, IMHO.

    Plenty of actions and Eva Green …. 9/10 is just right!

  13. eksk November 26, 2006 at 7:13 pm #

    loved it.. at last a bond with a story.. it shows how bond becomes the man he is and why he is.. and the last part of the film sets up the premise for the next film…

  14. louis November 26, 2006 at 11:05 pm #

    just watched the movie. after watching the A1 race, *wink wink*

  15. Jon Bailey November 27, 2006 at 6:42 am #

    Hi, I respect you as you know but WHAT!!!!!

    This film sucks, could it contain more product placement and advertising, I dont think so.

    From the Richard Branson and the two Virgin planes landing in clear shot, the Rolex, Omega conversation on the train, the long shots of new Mondeo, Jaguars. The Sony Erricson lingering shot, the Viao, the Aston I can forgive but its all I could see when watching the film.

    I’d give it a generous 4/10.

    Jon.

  16. sming November 27, 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    I enjoyed Casino Royale very much !! I think Daniel Craig made Bond looks human …. real… rough.. and manly…And I also tot he wouldn’t portray Bond as good as others.. And yes, I was so wrong !! I couldn’t stop thinking about his eyes and body after the show… 😛

  17. beefstew November 27, 2006 at 7:57 pm #

    I think he should not be as good as the others because the others potraying the “seasoned bond” while Daniel Craig potraying a “fresh-out-of-farm bond”.

    As for Judi Dench… It is illogical if you look older in episode 1 compare to the episodes after that.

  18. Irene November 28, 2006 at 8:49 am #

    daniel criag was good, but i’m still wondering why didn’t he dye his hair in order to stick to the orginal dark-haired bond stereotype. what gives?

  19. bodicea November 28, 2006 at 10:47 pm #

    i suppose it’s time i watch the movie.

    9/10 reviews said it’s good (pun not intended)

    1/10 was a true Brosnan fan. he wanted more promiscuity.

  20. Irene November 29, 2006 at 2:22 am #

    bodicea: yeah, this bond isn’t as promiscuous as the previous… did find that a tad disappointing – not enough eye candy to ogle at haha.

  21. steelrage November 30, 2006 at 11:27 pm #

    brosnan was a good bond? amongst all the bond movies , i didn’t like the ones with brosnan the most…

  22. ShaolinTiger December 1, 2006 at 2:27 am #

    spiller: Bond of course, he has M & Q Bourne just has some hot chicks and serious mental problems 😀

    KY: I was using it (RAWKS) in a fully ironicalist way..

    KFC: I didn’t find any of it draggy really, it was needed character development for the new bond…I thought it was great all the way through!

    froggy: I’m a reseller for my own hosting, interested 🙂

    Slinky: I guess because he’s not slick nor smooth, is blond and not typically good looking. But really, he nailed the part and he’s the most qualified actor to have played Bond so far.

    Jon Bailey: The whole Sony plugging did catch my eye, was a bit OTT but still didn’t ruin the movie for me.

    Irene: Perhaps he was really blonde in the beginning, then went grey from stress so dyed it brown/black?

    steelrage: Sean Connery/Roger Moore are much better for me.

  23. Jay December 11, 2006 at 2:56 pm #

    OMG I just saw it – let’s just say Daniel Craig makes me want to be Eva Green.

    That body, those eyes… even after getting his bollocks whacked (repeatedly!) he can still shag the bird (albeit after a suitable period of recuperation and medical attention, of course…)

  24. ShaolinTiger December 12, 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    Jay: Good stuff eh? Well he is Bond after all, he’s probably got GoldenBalls or something..