Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Bond is Back
Art, Bernie & I saw the new Bond movie Casino Royale. Wow...this was a great holiday movie to see. The action was intense, the dialogue was witty, the plot was complex, and Daniel Craig is a great Bond. Gone is the campiness, as well as much of the sanitized quality of most contemporary Bonds. This was quite a brutal movie in many ways, but one that was very effecting. The graphic quality of the movie is played for strong effect. But this was a very smart movie that did not condescend to the audience. It was very much a grown-up movie for grown-ups. I now must try a Vesper. Bond falls in love but won't make that mistake again.