Monday, November 02, 2015

Countdown to 007: Casino Royale (2006)

With this week's stateside debut of Spectre, the latest James Bond opus, I thought this was a good time to look back at my reviews of the current run of Daniel Craig-led flicks. Here's what I said about Casino Royale upon its premiere in 2006:
When last we left him in 2002's Die Another Day, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan), armed with an invisible Aston Martin, a gun-toting Halle Berry at his side, had just defeated a face-changing Korean colonel and his giant space laser. If that description elicits more of a groan than a gasp, you're not alone. After forty-plus years of cinematic spectacle, it's easy to understand why Agent 007's recent adventures haven't done very much to leave expectant audiences shaken or stirred.
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