Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale

I am not a Bond fan. I never was, but after watching Casino Royale a few weeks ago; if the next set of movies are as good as this I might become a fan. I think it had a fading mention of the agen casino online terpercaya which really caught my interest and attention at the same time. The character of James Bond has been in my opinion a misogynistic promiscuous player, who in the real world should be riddle with venereal diseases. His use of women, sex and alcohol is a bad example for young men (and women). Women are basically in the movie to provide eye candy and also to provide Bond with entertainment and sex while (and after) he saves the world. James Bond is the perfect bad boy. For some reason many women are attracted to those. I never will understand why. Dangerous situations and unsafe sex is not my cup of tea.

I must admit that all of this was going through my mind when I went to see the movie, but I was surprisingly impressed by the film. It has some of those misogynistic undertones, but thankfully he was called on it by a woman who is relatively a “Bond Girl”, but pretty much his equal (Eva Green as Vesper Lynd). She did a good job in standing her ground, yet be able to have a sense that she could be a woman for a man like Bond. SPOILER ALERT: I loved that he was able to open himself to real love and that in the end, even though she betrayed him, she wasn’t a full on bitch. She had mitigating reasons so is not like he has a true reason to be a women hater from this one experience.

This review is going to be brief. If you like Bond films then this is a great movie to continue to be a fan on. If you are Bond hater, give this movie a chance before you dismiss it. It has a lot of the elements that has always encapsulated what a Bond movie is about. There is action, there are sexy women, and there is cynical backtalk and something that all men love… gadgetry. Rich settings and rich looking people with beautiful faces and clothes are what attracted me the most I most admit with a laugh. There are a lot of plot holes that is for sure. The studios are marketing this as a restyling not a prequel (Casino Royale was the first Bond book), but it is a prequel and a restyling of the series.

Daniel Craig dubbed “the blond Bond” by critics, does a good job. I don’t understand why Bond can’t be blond. It is traditional for him to be tall and dark haired, but the color of hair shouldn’t be a factor in deciding if he does a good job as Bond or not. He did a good job in showing emotional content and at the same time have that “Bond quality” of coolness and charm. He is not hard and cynical all the time; he does show softness and care that is very unlike other Bond interpretations that I have seen. I recommend the film for the potential that this new restyling has for the future. One of my major gripes was the intro credits and song; they were both bad so I hope they work on that. I have thought and hoped that the Bond movies were going to be extinct soon. If the next Bond movies continue on this vein I believe that there should be Bond for at least another couple of generations to come.