Sunday, November 19, 2006

The new Bond

I just got back from the new James Bond movie Casino Royale. I thought it was very good. But it is interesting that there's usually a Bond girl or Bond babe depending on how you want to phrase it (and there are indeed several of them in this movie). But this time around it seems Bond has become the babe.

Here's Ursula Andress coming out of the water in Dr. No

And here’s David Craig coming out of the water in Casino Royale.

You figure out who’s got the bigger chest.

As I said the movie is very good. It’s much more straight forward. There are a lot less gadgets (they can be fun but they got to be rather silly in the last few movies). Also Bond is much less suave and sophisticated and much more menacing. The violence is more real and less cartoonish. And while in the past Bond never seemed to get a scratch on him, this time around Bond gets the crap kicked out of him as well as a scene where well go see the movie and find out.

Bond movies always seem to run long and you felt like the movie was running long. You don’t feel that way with this one at all. A very fun and enjoyable afternoon.

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