Seen the latest Bond film last night at Fame, Hiland Park. To me, in terms of action, this is the best Bond film I’ve seen. Daniel Craig’s physique is put to good use, and he plays his muscle-man role with great élan. The chase on feet shown in the beginning in a construction site, culminating in Bond’s capturing a suspected bomb-maker inside an embassy, is one of the best I’ve ever seen in a movie.
Martin Campbell, the director, has made an excellent thriller, and already Casino Royale’s cash earning has exceeded many previous records (though Fame’s 8 pm show was not even quarter-full). It is Campbell who introduced the previous Bond, Pierce Brosnan in the latter’s first Bond film, GodenEye in 1995. And now, Daniel Craig too launches his Bond career at the hands of Campbell.
Going by news reports, the next Bond film can be expected in about 2 years from now. And yes, we’ll again get to see Daniel Craig as James Bond, the fictional no.7 agent of M16 at Her Majesty’s service.
As Kolkata’s movie-halls are gearing up to welcome Dhoom2 with big dhoomdham while relegating Casino… to second or third preference after only a week’s showing, I wish Bond-lovers will not miss this latest rendition, even if you’re not a regular movie-buff. Casino Royale most certainly lives up the hype.