Despite the mixed reviews it got, I still enjoyed ‘Casino Royale’ when I watched it during my last day-off for a variety of reasons: 1) I view movies once in a blue moon and my appreciation is always heightened by this fact (unless they make me an MTRCB member in this lifetime); 2) SomeBody was paying for this; 3) I can’t remember the last time I watched a Bond film and so can’t make a firm comparison about which is better, except that I would label this one ‘good,’; and 4) what business do I have working in a casino if I don’t watch anything with the word ‘Casino..” on it (though I swear I still have to learn everything about Texas Hold ‘Em poker).
Anyhoo, the plot was unpredictable and unbelievable at times. Still I enjoyed it. Even though I go with the opinion of some people that Daniel Craig doesn’t have the james Bond Aura. Same with his leading lady Eva Green who walked funnily and looked better without much make-up on (see bathroom scene).
Unlike Mission Impossible 3, there weren’t so many gadgets on display in this action thriller. Though if you noticed, the brand Sony takes stellar billing. Talk about the Sony Vaio notebook that Bond uses or the white Sony Ercsson M600 that his partner Vesper Lynd wields. There’s also a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a global positioning system we can’t figure out now. Bond’s sunglasses is by Persol while the watch is an Omega Seamaster. The car is a new Aston Martin DBS built in with a medical kit which Bond uses when his martini is spiked with poison. It came complete with a defibrillator.
The scenery was also breathtaking in Montenegro. All I know is that it’s in the Mediterranean.