November 29, 2006
Review: Casino Royale
FRESH RATING: 4.5/5
Rating Scale: Excellent - Very Good - Good - Average - Poor
Actor: Daniel Craig - Excellent
Actress (Bond Girl): Eva Green - Very Good
Supporting Actor (the Big Bad): Mads Mikkelsen - Good
Supporting Actress (M): Dame Judi Dench - Excellent
Main Elements (for Action Flick)
Action - Very Good
Suspense - Excellent
Romance - Very Good (I almost gave it a "Good" but to tell you why would ruin a particular part of the movie for you.)
Main Characters' Smart Ass Remarks
Additional "Edge of Seat" Action Moments
Twist at the end
Vehicle: Aston Martin. Makes you want one.
Overt description of poker. Needed, but breaks up the flow of the movie
Ew factor from blood/eye. You'll see what I mean.
Worth: Full price Theater
Purchase DVD? Yes. The moment it comes out
BLB & GPB at the first appearance of the Aston Martin: "ooohhhhhh."
LSG's Tennis Partner: "You know, I didn't think he was that good looking at the beginning of the movie. But by the end, I was like, 'Wow. He's really attractive!'"
Additional Comments: The only reason I didn't give this 5/5 is that Batman Begins is (so far) my favorite action movie, and the one by which all others are compared.