Saturday, November 18, 2006
The Best Bond Ever?
In one word, Daniel Craig is brilliant. Casino Royale is perhaps the most perfect James Bond movie I have yet to see. Not for its action or its story, but for its in-depth portrayal of the character of James Bond. I found myself continually amazed last night in the theater as I watched Craig reveal more of Bond's character, digging deep into the man that has always come across the screen in various ways by the other Bond actors as comedic, cold-blooded, cool, at times silly, and polished, and has added an entirely different dimension to him.
Ian Fleming would be proud.
The theater was packed last night - no seats left. And as the ending credits rolled, people applauded. Yes, my friends, it was that good.
Daniel Craig has now firmly moved to my top two position as the Second Best Bond Ever. Sean Connery will always hold the top role, but I gotta tell you - I was wrestling with that particular designation all night. Craig just does an absolutely amazing job in portraying this character. He takes it to a level no other Bond-actor has ever done - including Connery.
Bold words? Perhaps. But if you're a Bond fan, go see the movie and judge for yourself.
Craig has my respect and my thanks for taking the Bond movies into an entirely different realm. I'm anxious to see the next installment.
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