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Casino Royale

POSTED BY: FUTUREMRSFILLION
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 04:51
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Saturday, November 18, 2006 3:36 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Saw it. Loved it.

What say all of you?


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Saturday, November 18, 2006 4:35 PM

PIRATECAT


This Bond film is very different I am still not sure. I will give it another shot for a revenge flick but I just don't know. I had 2 old dudes behind me talking and yelling in my ear. I figure these guys are going to the special hell. Then another older couple I'm 42 sat in front of me because their view was blocked. Man I was the fifth one in on a Friday matinee finally I justed moved of course another bald #*&$ raises his arms in front of me. Look I need to watch it again. This one is real, gritty, down, and dirty. Alot of tuff scenes. Not a bad film but is it a Bond film. My favorite is Goldfinger. 64 Aston Martin shows up like a costar. Luv the scenes from other Bond movies like the beach make out in Dr No. I think the dynamics are as powerful as the film From Russia With Love. Not alot of gadgets for this James. Fast pace action. Agent of the free world doing what has to be done. Its gritty. I see Mr White is back like a bad dream. I thought we got rid of him in Diamonds are Forever dog gone scorpion venom. The Mach 2 in that one second favorite car. Jill ST John still my favorite Bond babe. Alhough Diana Rigg and Pussey Galore are in my top 3. This new James Bond is no.6 so I'll rate at 4th best. He still has his trusty Walther PPK 380 auto. Somethings don't change. He used a berreta originally MI 6 replaced it after it jammed and 007 got shot in the shoulder from Dr No. Well I probably go see it again. I will buy the DVD Bond purest ya know. Was he betrayed or saved the cliffhangar for the next film.

Do you expect me talk Blofeld. No Mr Bond I expect you do die.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:12 PM

DIETCOKE


As a very young kid I started watching James Bond. I didn't get all of it but I liked Sean Connery.

I liked Roger Moore because I loved "The Saint" on the BBC and I loved Pierce Brosnan (sp?) because he is....well......Pierce Brosnan.

I read all the books in high school and really liked the mysteries.

This movie was so actiony, no charm, or humor (which the books have) I just couldn't get into it.

Husband, loved it. I think the actor who plays Bond is good, he just was not well written.

It wasn't as bad as "Octypussy" but it was pretty boring.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:54 PM

PIRATECAT


That's it no charm. Sean Connery is the best was a sexist but charming. Rodger Moore dealt with the feminest of the 70's so had a touch more humor. Pierce more of an action hero. All three were license to kill accurate and deadly. Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig are more stone killers. George Lazenby well he did bed Diana Rigg meow. The 80's films had old bonds or just slow stories.

To my knowledge you've never had me James.

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Saturday, December 2, 2006 2:55 PM

ELOISA


I thought it was absolutely fantastic. My sister and I are both big fans of the books and felt that the film kept the important essentials of the book while updating it in a very smooth way. I could never stand the way the recent Bond movies played the series for a laugh - the books, or at least most of them (Casino Royale, Live And Let Die, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice) were so much darker. Hence, I liked the approach as much as the result.

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Sunday, December 3, 2006 12:35 AM

SERYN


I agreed - Graigs Bond wasn't the suave charmer with a gun that all the others were - but he was absolutly convincing as a somewhat soulless bastard capable of killing anyone at the command of his country, and he actually looked like he was capable of doing all the stuff that he was doing (and that he suffered when it went wrong. Much love to Connery and the others, but up until this one i've never ever taken 'James Bond' seriously.
And after that scene I know a lot more guys are. though he was back in action, so to speak, remarkably quickly!

I even liked the song - but then i've always loved Chris Cornell - but i know several of my friends are mourning the passing of the dancing girls.

Maybe Daniel will get the swim shorts out and dance a bit for the next opening sequence.

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
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Sunday, December 3, 2006 2:17 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


It's a fine film. It didn't feel like a bond film which is to its credit.

However Bond is still very difficult to take seriously - especially since Austin Powers come out, but Craig did a superb job.

For once though the best part of the film is nothing to do with the action, but with the poker playing.



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Sunday, December 3, 2006 4:05 AM

MRBEN


I thought it was a great film.

It's virtually impossible to compare to another Bond film, because it is completely unlike any other Bond film made. It was the Bond from the books - gritty, dark, able to get hurt - and I, for one, loved it. I hope this is the start of a new era for Bond films.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 4:48 AM

SMARTBUTDUMBBLONDE


This is the only Bond film I've seen all the way through. I have read 'Live and let Die', but didn't take to it, It seemed to me like all he wanted to do was have sex with people. It was a good film, spectacular action scenes, but I did have some problem following the rather thin plot.

The one thing I don't understand is how people can say that Daniel Craig is a hunk. Personal opinion: He looks like a potato crossed with a monkey. Seriously.


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Saturday, December 16, 2006 6:56 AM

SWEETSERENDIPITY


Haven't seen it, but want to because I just love Daniel Craig. Stumbled on this Casino Royale blog a couple of weeks ago. It's a scream, check it out!

http://www.erindailey.com/theredheadpapers/?p=314

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 7:08 AM

MARINA


Quote:

The one thing I don't understand is how people can say that Daniel Craig is a hunk. Personal opinion: He looks like a potato crossed with a monkey. Seriously.



His accent probably contributes.

I don't know, I never understood how my mom found Michael Douglas or Sean Connery or even, I'm sorry, Harrison Ford hunky or believable as a romantic lead. But I think Craig is (maybe I'm just getting old), and I had a blast at the film. As our captain said, it is Casino Royawesome!

Don't make faces.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 2:16 PM

OVEROBSESSED765


in the words of our captain,

casino royale was casino royawesome!

best bond yet. much less demeaning to women.

daniel craig kick's roger moore's ass!

(not that its hard to do)


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Saturday, December 16, 2006 2:51 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFIllion:
Saw it. Loved it.

What say all of you?




I say "SWEET GOOGILY MOOGILY YES!!!" to your assertion, FMF

Can't really comment about how attractive Daniel Craig is (uh...straight male in his early 20s here)...but Eva Green? Oh yes...we have obsession-worthy beauty and skill here! I read Casino Royale a while ago and Vesper Lynd was kind of the only part I really hated besides the troubling lack of comprehension over the rules of chemin de fer baccarat. But Ms. Green totally makes the character work in so many ways

The entire film was freakin' brilliant work (I like to think it was combo of Craig and Canuck cinema genius Paul Haggis, who polished up the script quite nicely) and it's honestly a film I would bankrupt myself to watch repeatedly. Only part I really had issue over was the continuation of the tradition where every Aston Martin Bond has ever used gets damanged or destroyed:
1) DB5: crashed into a wall;
2) '68 DBS: shot up during a drive-by;
3) V8 Vantage/Volante: blown up by time-delayed self-destruct;
4) '02 Vanquish: treated like a fugging speed bag during the Ice Palace fight;
5) '06 DBS: Guinness World Record-setting crash for most flips done in one go

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:29 PM

JUSTSHINY


Quote:

Originally posted by sweetserendipity:
Haven't seen it, but want to because I just love Daniel Craig. Stumbled on this Casino Royale blog a couple of weeks ago. It's a scream, check it out!

http://www.erindailey.com/theredheadpapers/?p=314

Deb




HAHAHA! That was hilarious!

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 4:21 PM

SAB39


Hey, anyone else think that whoever wrote the torture scene might just be a fan of War Stories?


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Saturday, December 16, 2006 4:43 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Still cracking up over the blog.
Guess I'd better wait and see this on DVD
so don't have to be scraped out of theatre
by EMTs with O2 tank and stretcher.

BTW, sab39, if the torture scene you refer to
is the one with the seatless chair, that's from
the original book, written long before War Stories.

bun
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Saturday, December 16, 2006 4:53 PM

SAB39


Quote:

Originally posted by FloralBunny:
BTW, sab39, if the torture scene you refer to
is the one with the seatless chair, that's from
the original book, written long before War Stories.



Was it as funny in the book? That was what reminded me of War Stories - cracking up with laughter while the characters are in agony...


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Saturday, December 16, 2006 6:32 PM

FLORALBUNNY


sab39, you might look for the book in Library
or book store and try for yourself. I've not
read it in years but didn't laugh at the time
-- maybe I was too young to get the full flavor??

When I read that the movie would have "that
scene" (in italics) in it I was surprised.
As were other people I know who are familiar
with the book.

(P. S. Lurve your strawberry!)

bun
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~~~Why's the rum gone?~~~
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Saturday, December 16, 2006 7:38 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Quote:

Originally posted by sab39:
Quote:


Was it as funny in the book? That was what reminded me of War Stories - cracking up with laughter while the characters are in agony...



Trust me when I say Purvis, Wade and Haggis managed to punch up the torture scene so that one could find it somewhat humourous. Mainly because the original version in the novel had Bond nekkid, strapped to a chair with a hole in the seat and his nads assaulted with an electric carpet beater....

Also, I will assume you're not a man...since any guy (straight, gay, bi, queer, etc.) would find the whole moment cringe-inducing, not laughable

P.S. If you are a guy...well, guess I am a right fool

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Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:45 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Even as a non-guy I found reading about it to be
utterly cringe-inducing.
Guess I'm just a wuss....
Heh.

bun
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Saturday, December 16, 2006 9:14 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Quote:

Originally posted by FloralBunny:
Even as a non-guy I found reading about it to be
utterly cringe-inducing.
Guess I'm just a wuss....
Heh.



Nope...just sympathetic

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Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:14 AM

SAB39


Quote:

Originally posted by BlueEyedBrigadier:
Also, I will assume you're not a man...since any guy (straight, gay, bi, queer, etc.) would find the whole moment cringe-inducing, not laughable



I am a guy - and it was plenty cringe-inducing. But Bond's responses made it funny regardless. Judging by the reaction in the theater I was in I wasn't the only one - the audience alternated between gasps and oohs of horror and then laughter.


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Sunday, December 17, 2006 11:02 AM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Then let me apologize profusely, sab39, for impinging on your masculinity. Guess I am being too sensitive to the matter...bad memories and all

In hind sight, Bond's reactions to getting his cojones wailed on is rather hilarious in an absurdist kind of way. But when I first saw it? Foetal position was standard operating procedure

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Sunday, December 24, 2006 2:25 PM

ELOISA


Sister and I were trying hard not to laugh and, at some points, failing. But sister and I had already eeped when we saw the chair, which makes up for it.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 4:51 AM

HEWHOKICKSALOT

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I loved the movie, personally. I liked the complete re-boot theory. There was just enough dry humor to get you laughing now and then, but not so much to make it tongue-in-cheek. Craig does a good job looking and acting like a tough SOB. You believe he can turn cold and do what needs to be done.

Just enough gadgetry to keep it believable, but not overdone. (Wish they'd get the medications right during medical emergencies)

Nice touch to have a female lead put Bond in his place, taking him apart piece by piece. Opening chase scene has a special place in my martial artist's heart. (anybody want to see more, rent District B13)




Rob O.

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