James Bond is back with a new look and a new attitude in Ian Fleming’s first oo7 book Casino Royale. Daniel Craig plays James Bond who is elevated to oo7 after two assassinations. He is then sent to Montenegro at La Casino Royale to play a banker to the world’s terrorist’s organizations in a high stakes poker game that turns violent. (Only in a James Bond film would a poker game turn violent.) This is a more cold-blooded, realistic Bond movie with a heavier tone. It’s not so cartoonish with cheesy lines and unreal gadgets like some of the later films. (Of course I liked those gadgets myself.) This movie is engaging with a script that is back to basics with an exciting sound track. The new 007 is blond (no not blind or at least not yet) and will be around for a while. At 2 and one half hours it is a little to long and after a large Coke — I think you can guess. I’m giving this action packed film a B+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.