Tag Archives: James Bond

Casino Royale (2006)

Even after dedicating myself to watching every Bond film ever made, I’m still no Bond fan. Yet even I won’t deny that the series flirts with greatness from time to time. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service comes close to telling a fantastic and beautiful Bond story while The Living Daylights showed a more complex and darker side of Bond. But it’s in Casino Royale where everything finally comes together and I can unequivocally say I love a Bond film. Continue reading Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (1954)

Before there was Connery, James Bond’s first visual incarnation was in the form of a television episode on the ‘50s show Climax! Now before you get all technical on me and tell me this is a TV show, not a movie, for the purposes of education and being a visual completest of James Bond, we’ll pretend this fifty minutes of black and white photoplay is a short little Bond film. Continue reading Casino Royale (1954)

Die Another Day (2002)

The Bond franchise is no strange to inconsistent and scatterbrain films, but Die Another Day is easily the most broad, inconsistent and bold failure in the franchise. However, as purely awful and downright hideous as the film can be, it’s not among the worst of Bond’s exploits. There are a few redeeming qualities that make Die Another Day intriguing and entertaining for brief spats of time. Continue reading Die Another Day (2002)

The World is Not Enough (1999)

I still can’t figure out if The World is Not Enough is actively bad or just passively uninteresting. With bigger action scenes, more plot twists and a number of key characters, the film becomes a case of too much, too often with too little time given to figure out if the film is actually being complex or convoluted. The end result is still the same: a blank feeling of indifference towards what is happening on screen. Continue reading The World is Not Enough (1999)