CASINO ROYALE (2006)
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, & Paul Haggis
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench
I got considerably lucky that I wanted to get into the James Bond franchise around this time. What better way to get into anything than with a reboot? Funny to think that people were going bananas over Daniel Craig being James Bond. No one thought he was the right choice but he clearly proved everyone wrong with his suave demeanor and badass skills. This is a solid movie overall although it does suffer from some pacing issues. There are some lovely set pieces but they are sometimes sandwiched between scenes that take forever to finish. Case in point the final scenes which I couldn’t believe how long it took. I like there’s a twist at the end involving Eva Green’s character but I literally wanted to fast forward at this point because the movie was taking too long.
Also, I love the song ‘Skyfall’ but in my opinion ‘You Know My Name’ is my favorite Bond theme. Chris Cornell created one hell of a hook with this song and it is one of my most top played songs on my iPod. No offense to you Adele fans, and again I like her song just as much, but give me Cornell any day of the week.