Movie Review: Casino Royale

My Rating: 3Stars

This evening I saw the movie “Casino Royale” at UA Cinema, Time Square, Causeway Bay.

I feel this new James Bond (#21), Daniel Craig, just doesn’t have the flare that a James Bond character should have. The usual must-not-miss opening scene was extremely disappointing. Normally it is one of the most anticipated part of a James Bond movie. After seeing the opening scene from the latest James Bond movie, I should have known not to expect too much for the rest of the movie.

Not that I must have the sexual connotation female character names that one expects in all James Bond movies, but this one does not have any of them. The Bond girl, Vesper Lynd; played by Eva Green was a newbie who did not look old enough to be a Bond girl.

They tried to have twist and turns in the plot, but as a result left the audience wondering when and if the movie is ending.

At the end they did the cheesy scene of showing the audience there is more to come, which is the already announced sequel, working titles “Bond 22” and “Risico”, anticipated release of 2008, again staring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

If it is not because I will watch every James Bond movie and that there was nothing else to watch, I would have waited for the DVD or iTunes.

So this holiday season, if you are sick of eating left overs, watched every Christmas themed movie and saw all other movies in the Theater then give this one a try.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

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