I went to see Casino Royal last night at the local cinema. And it was good! But different, not at all like the past James Bond movies!
STOP READING if you don't want to any spoilers!
This movie takes Bond back to his first ever mission. (Which is a bit weird because M is still Dame Judy Dench, but there is no Q or Moneypenny.)
Anyway, it shows him as an intense no-nonsense secret agent, who is dealing with how close to let the women into his life. Some good special effects (with no stupid CGI iceberg surfing!) and some great stunts, make it a definite Bond film...but it was missing a good opening song and the standard silhouetted dancing ladies.
How times change. Less gadgets, less comedy, less Bond-quips ("Shocking"), but more reality...
At least it is not the appalling 1967 Casino Royal, staring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Orsen Wells, and Woody Allen. Please don't see that movie. See this one instead. Please.