I’ve seen most, if not all, James Bond movies and I think this is my favorite.
In the past, a few scenes from James Bond movies were so sexist that I talked through out the film pointing them out. This was usually from the films during the 60’s- when Sean Connery was Bond. Through the years they’ve made James Bond more with the times and more human. No more slapping your bitch to then screw her after. No more forced attempts on women. Now James Bond is still a cool, off-putting, badass, but a cool, off-putting badass-with feelings. Though this new venture into emotions seems to leave the humor of the James Bonds in the past. Actors who portrayed Bonds in the past may have portrayed James Bond as an arrogant macho ass, but also were hilarious and made some really good funny innuendo lines that James Bond movies are famous for. Recent Bond movies still attempt to keep with tradition, but seem to lack a certain pizazz.
Casino Royale was the first James Bond book that Ian Fleming wrote. This movie is supposed to portray why James Bond is the way he is-the start of it all. This is why the new James Bond movie does not follow the usual formula at all. There’s no gadgets, no Q, no MoneyPenny, and no bad girl.
Daniel Craig as James Bond. Yeah, yeah..here’s the part where I’m gonna go: niiiiice ass. There’s some other good shots of Craig’s body too. Rowr.ooo. Anyway Craig’s face was a good fit for badass potential and he played the cool-ness well. Even though there’s some scenes that provoke a chuckle or two-nothing really funny. However there is an enjoyable scene of flirty banter between Vesper Lynd (Eva Green as the bond girl) and James Bond when they first meet.
Also in recent times they’ve made Bond Girls more feisty, witty and independent. A girl who isn’t going to put up with James’s seduction of her, at first anyway. They followed this as well, but not as much in the past few ones with Pierce Brosnan.
There’s still a romance and the usual chase scene/violence/blood, but this movie had a good plot twist and portrayed the characters in a different way than in any other Bond film.