Casino Royale [2006]

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Casino Royale [2006]

Post by Fergus » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:15 am

Not being much of a Bond fan I only got around to watching this last night....

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....traditional Bond it is not but certainly worth a watch :wink:

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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by DavidRoss » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:04 am

The opening action sequence is great. There's a new age "sport" like that called "parkour" and the fellow "Bond" chases is played by Sébastien Foucan, a real-life parkour hotshot.
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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:05 am

DavidRoss wrote:The opening action sequence is great. There's a new age "sport" like that called "parkour" and the fellow "Bond" chases is played by Sébastien Foucan, a real-life parkour hotshot.
Très intéressant!

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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by Prometheus » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:09 pm

Agree with DavidRoss about the opening scene. I found it to be the highlight of the film. Craig is no Connery, but the film was enjoyable nonetheless. I found the following film with Craig, Quantum of Solace, to be not as good as this one.

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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by moldyoldie » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:19 am

Re: Casino Royale

I can't ever remember not just enjoying, but truly "appreciating" a Bond (James Bond) film as much. :D Did you notice after that incredible foot chase, he wasn't even breathing hard?! :lol:
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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by Brendan » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:18 pm

A light bit of fun - but just once I'd like to see a high-stakes poker game where the guy wins with pairs of sevens and nines, not a straight-flush or four aces that always appears in movies and never at a table with real money on it.

Once in my life I did get four of a kind - and everyone else folded. Best hand I ever had was jacks and kings, not even a full house. The art of poker is not relying on outrageous luck, but turning King-Seven off-suit into a winning hand.

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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by Neytiri » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:56 am

No more JB films in the near future...

MGM's having financial problems...

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Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Post by SaulChanukah » Fri May 28, 2010 1:18 pm

Fergus wrote:Not being much of a Bond fan I only got around to watching this last night....

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....traditional Bond it is not but certainly worth a watch :wink:
Worst JB movie ever made, he is just not for this role.

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