Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Trifecta (Part Two)

I bought nothing on buy nothing day, yet I managed to see Casino Royale. Muy mysterioso, no?

1. Poker can make for and exciting, interesting movie--See: Rounders. But I didn't come to this movie to see Bond trade raises with our blood-crying, Danish, supervillian...banker? You'd think with a two and a half hour running time, they coulda cut some of the extended, chip-fingering staredowns and still had enough footage to move the plot along and satisfy the populace.

2. Best scene: either the parkour chase seqence at the beginning or the hilarious, excruciating torture scene.

3. I kept waiting for the Bond music to drop in, but those bastards held out until the very last scene. Sam tried to convince me that this made it more special, but I think Bond's more badass moves always look better when he's backed by an orchestra.

4. Don't worry about the initial plot with the bombs and the airplanes and all; it has virtually nothing to do with the rest of the movie.

5. As JM said of Daniel Craig, the new James Bond: "I just wanna jump in bed with him right now."



At 8:18 PM, November 26, 2006, Blogger Houley said...

Poker was fine. There was enough, you know, swordfighting and sitting in the shower in between to make it alright.

Parkour (sp?) >> torture.

Didn't even remember the bombs and airplanes etc. But the resolution to that conflict was admittedly very sweet.


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