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Casino Royale Reviews

Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:58 am

Just back from watching Daniel Craig as the new Bond. Anyone seen it yet? What did you think?

I thought it was superb. I'm going to go and see it again tomorrow. What did you think of the ending?
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:34 am

I'll try to see it this weekend, i'll let ya know  Smile



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Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:38 pm

I saw it yesterday. The ending was quite good and as every other scene in the movie, quite different from all the Bond movies I've seen.

I haven't been too impressed by the 90's Bond but this one is good.

In this one, Bond gets scratches and actually bleeds at times and falls for a bluff!

Could they've been able to find a better actor than Daniel Craig? I don't know, he was okay. Very good at times but I found him poor in that scene where he has broken into M's house.

Colin Farrels title track was a different mix from the one I hear on the radio.

Overall impression is very good. I recommend it.
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:02 pm

The opening titles are very good. You also see Sir Richard Branson and his son for a split second going through security at Miami Airport.

And look out for a cameo appearance from Michael G Wilson - the Executive Producer.

 
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:12 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 3):
And look out for a cameo appearance from Michael G Wilson - the Executive Producer.

Yep, that would make my day and indeed the film if I managed to spot that random old guy with a comb over and a dodgy beard. Wow.

Sarcasm aside, I do want to see this film soon, Daniel Craig was great in L4yer Cake, hopefully a worthy Bond too.
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:25 pm

I just got home from seeing it. I thought it was good but not the best Bond. I miss Brosnan. There also werent as many gadgets in this movie as in past movies. Did anyone notice that Richard Branson had a cameo. Hes in the airport scene where Bond goes through security. You can see him to the right getting wanded because he set off the detector.
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:30 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 3):
You also see Sir Richard Branson and his son for a split second going through security at Miami Airport.

Scenes from "Miami airport" was taken at Prague airport in May. A346 Virgin Atlantic came for the first time (and probably last time) to Prague. The moviemakers created from one part of our airport real Miami...with all logos etc...

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Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:02 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 3):
You also see Sir Richard Branson and his son for a split second

A split second too long for me! And after his cameo in Superman 3 this summer (shame Superman did not rid us of this evil man) will someone please stop Mr Branson from making pointless, self-aggrandising cameo appearances.

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Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting OD720 (Reply 2):
I found him poor in that scene where he has broken into M's house.

Ditto to that.

I saw it last night. Pretty decent storyline, but of course the basics are the same as all other Bond movies - good buy goes after bad guy, bad guy appears to have the upper hand on good guy, good guy sleeps with hot lady, good guy saves the day. Craig is much better than I had anticipated, but not better than Brosnan in my opinion.
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 8):
Craig is much better than I had anticipated, but not better than Brosnan in my opinion.

I think he is. I think Brosnan was too old personally to do another one. Craig brings something new to the franchise. He's more of a working class, grittier Bond.

Look at movies like xXx and The Bourne Identity. The new Bond was very much influenced by these movies. The scenes around the poker table were excellent, even though I know nothing about poker, they are very tense.

Then you have the torturing, another classic scene.

And Mr White at the end when Bond finally says "The name's Bond, James Bond" and the music begins in that beautiful location of Lake Garda.

I can't wait for the next Daniel Craig Bond movie.  Wink
 
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:41 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):
I think Brosnan was too old personally to do another one

Look at Connery. He did his last Bond when he was in his what, 60's?
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):
I think Brosnan was too old personally to do another one

This I agree with. His is too old now to do another one. But, I prefer Brosnan's Bond in his first couple of movies to Craig's Bond.

Having said that...

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):
Look at movies like xXx and The Bourne Identity. The new Bond was very much influenced by these movies.

You are spot on here. Casino Royale is a different kind of Bond movie to any of it's predecessors, and so requires...

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):
more of a working class, grittier Bond

Again, spot on. However, I don't know that I like this new direction all that much. I think if Craig had made a regular action movie in the vein of xXx or Bourne, he could have played it with same grit he did Bond, and it would have been just another action movie. If it weren't for the fact that this movie has the words 'James Bond' and the numbers '007' attached to it, I think it would be an unremarkable movie. Not bad, but it wouldn't stand out as it does, nor break box office records like it has.

I'm not sure who else I would have liked instead of Daniel Craig, but I think the producers could have picked someone better for the role, and made the movie a little more 'Bond'ish and less like Mission Impossible.
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Look at Connery. He did his last Bond when he was in his what, 60's?

Exactly. Shame they couldnt negotiate to bring Brosnan back.

Plan on seeing the new flic this weekend.
 
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 11):
If it weren't for the fact that this movie has the words 'James Bond' and the numbers '007' attached to it, I think it would be an unremarkable movie.

But it is a Bond movie.  Wink

I'm also a big fan of Daniel Craig so I would have gone to see this regardless. He was excellent in Layer Cake and Munich and Road to Perdition.

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Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:50 am

I'm going to see it tonight at 9:50pm...I know that Craig has signed up for a 2008 movie, but does anyone know how they're going to do that one? I mean, if this one is sort of a "prequel", will they go back to present day in that one, or keep working up to Dr. No? It would be weird to see him to the chronologically first Bond film, and then snap back to the latest one, but at the same time, they can't spend the rest of Bonds days just working up to Dr. No...

It's been a long day, so if anyone even knows what the hell I am talking about, congrats!  Wink
 
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:41 am

Hi guys!

I thought it was a brilliant film and am definately going to see it again!

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RE: Casino Royale Reviews

Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:49 am

The first MIA pic looked like the real deal, Concourse H! With the third shot, I hope at least they include some palm trees. MIA has nice landscaping out front with tall palm trees!

How was the music/soundtrack? The music can make or break a Bond film. Some of the mediocre 1970s and 1980s Bond flicks were improved by the music of John Barry!
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:53 pm

Just saw it tonight. It was very different than other Bonds, but I'd still give it two thumbs up, I really enjoyed it. Daniel Craig was a lot better than I thought he would be. As a Bond enthusiast, and owner of all 20 movies, I'd say go see it...it might not be your favorite Bond, but it certainly won't disappoint.

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Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:54 pm

OK...just got back from it. It was a good flick overall, but one thing that really angered me was how much the franchise is starting to sell out. I can deal with the Sony Erikson cell phones everywhere, and even the Sony Vaio computer...but putting Bond in a Ford that isn't, say, a Mustang...disgraceful. Other than that, good flick, and Craig is a pretty damn good Bond. Not the best, not the worst.
 
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Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:09 pm

Just came back from it, and I gotta say, I loved it! Daniel Craig is great as a young Bond, and though when I first heard Eva Green was going to be a Bond girl, I was somewhat hesitant, but she was beautiful in this movie.

There were great fight and chase scenes, some frickin' amazing cars, lots of exotic locales, and plenty of women. And the moment Bond puts on that dinner jacket, adjusts his bowtie and stares into the mirror- classic Bond!
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 19):
the moment Bond puts on that dinner jacket, adjusts his bowtie and stares into the mirror- classic Bond!

Yep.  Wink

What about the ending when he shoots Mr White in the kneecap and you see him walk upto him crawling on the floor and says "the names Bond, James Bond." And then the classic Bond music starts.
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 20):
What about the ending when he shoots Mr White in the kneecap and you see him walk upto him crawling on the floor and says "the names Bond, James Bond." And then the classic Bond music starts.

About as bad ass of an ending as possible...

PS-getting shot in the kneecap has to be the worst thing ever...

And one last thing to leave you with "Nooo Nooo Nooo...right, to the right"...I've never heard anyone laugh as hard at a Bond movie.
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:52 am

I saw the film today and I thoughtn it was excellent. DC is way better than any of the others, even Sean Connery who in my view was the best up until now. As for SRB, I never noticed him although I noticed his plane as well as a CSA.


Good film, not so nice women this time and no Moneypenny, although I suppose hes now a bloke, which is a bit disappointing!!
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Good film, not so nice women this time and no Moneypenny, although I suppose hes now a bloke, which is a bit disappointing!!

Wow, you're right, I didn't even notice the lack of Moneypenny. However, I think Eva Green was ridiculously cute in this movie - not the traditional Bond girl, but I liked her personally.
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting SW733 (Reply 23):
However, I think Eva Green was ridiculously cute in this movie - not the traditional Bond girl, but I liked her personally.

Yeah, she was beautiful. She definitely isn't the traditional Bond girl, which is why I had my misgivings months ago when she was announced, but she ended up being great!
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:36 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
He did his last Bond when he was in his what, 60's?

Yeah, but that wasnt from Broccolli Pruductions - it had James in the movie, but it really wasnt a 007 film.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 21):
About as bad ass of an ending as possible...

Oh yeah...

The movie was fantastic. Eva Green was beautiful, there were nice cars, boats, locales, and Daniel Craig did a brilliant job. Pierce Brosnan wasnt Bond-ish enough for me -- Craig has the older, more elegant look to him. I thought the funniest part was when Bond sits down after being poisoned, and the look on Le Chiffre's face, priceless!! Not as good as Connory, except in his last film, but 2nd best Bond by miles. The story had every element in it -- terrorists, big-time bankers, crooked cops (Mathis, not really a cop though), huge gambling, and aviation!! Also, I love the history behind Bond, his Martini, and his character in the later films (trust no one......sinister!).

An A+, definatly!

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 25):
Also, I love the history behind Bond, his Martini, and his character in the later films

I'm glad they brought in Felix Leiter...I thought that was awesome. When I heard Jeffrey Wright was going to be in the movie (not knowing he would be Leiter), I was a little hesitate...his roles on stage and film dont fit with a Bond movie at all...but with the tux, he pulled it off perfectly.
 
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:08 pm

I just saw it. I am very happy that they decided to bring Bond back to the way he was in the books. This movie is pretty much the same as the book, apart bringing it forward 50 years and spreading the story around (the original pretty much all occured in the same place in France - they spread it out to Montenegro, Venice, etc.)

This movie and From Russia With Love are the closest to the books. Dr. No wasn't too far off either. But after Fleming's death I think they took too many liberties with his books.
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:51 pm

Quoting SW733 (Reply 21):
PS-getting shot in the kneecap has to be the worst thing ever...

No, what goes on in this scene has to be the worst thing ever:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 21):
And one last thing to leave you with "Nooo Nooo Nooo...right, to the right"...I've never heard anyone laugh as hard at a Bond movie.

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:06 pm

Absolute superb film
It brought some (less corny) humour to the franchise and Daniel Craig succeeded in creating a tougher, grittier Bond, yet maintained the cool and class that he must require in any film.

1 word: Superb.

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:14 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 28):
For those of you have seen the movie already, you know what I'm refering to. For those of you who don't, I'm trying to avoid ruining any part of the movie for you.)

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 30):
Yeah Neither will I All Ill say is its painful to watch at first

Ill go along. I have to admit, I had a bit of a problem in that seen, I couldnt bring myself to watch the last seen with Vesper -- I closed my eyes. Somehow, I just didnt want to see that.

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:34 pm

Did anyone think the Vesper and Hannah bear a striking resemblance? I did a bit.

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Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:19 am

I thought that Daniel Craig was a fantastic Bond, far better than Pierce Brosnan in my opinion. I thought the title scene was very well done, as well as the opening scene. The "No no, too the right" scene: I don't think I've ever laughed out loud, nor cringed quite as hard. I quite liked Lachife as a villain, he was more vulnerable and desperate than I expected, and so was far more sympathetic than other Bond villains. All in all, it was an excellent film. I have seen enough James Bond to adequately compare it to others, but I would say that it was far better than anything Pierce Brosnan has ever done.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:25 am

It was good, but not great. First of all, it needed 20-25 minutes cutting out of it. The airport scene was pointless, and the point where he uses the defibrilator was ridiculous.

The product placement also really annoyed me. The scene with the Mondeo was almost a Ford advert. Every single moving car was a Ford (or Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo or Aston Martin). The scene on the boat with the laptop could have been a Sony poster. The drawn-out shots of him using his Sony Ericcson phone made me cringe. Some subtle product placement in films adds to the authenticity. In this case, it went much too far.

But apart from that, it was OK. Daniel Craig is a good actor. The best Bond film since Licence to Kill.
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:27 am

Eva Green recently said 'the plan is, the Algerian boyfriend is going to be the baddie in the second Bond, and we’ll understand [better]. But you don’t have to think about it too much.’

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Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:03 am

I much enjoyed Casino Royale, and was ecstatic that it was 2.5 hours as opposed to the 1.5 hour norm... Big grin
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 34):
The product placement also really annoyed me.

This has always been a feature of the series, though I think recently it may have gotten a bit much. I once read somewhere that product placement in Bond actually goes back to the books, where Fleming wrote the character as using high end brand name products. I'll have to watch the earlier ones again but I do agree that it seems much more overt than it used to be.

Die Another Day also had Ford vehicles everywhere. Bond's Aston Martin, Zao's Jaguar, Jinx's Thunderbird, and the 1957 Fairlane Bond drives in Cuba: All Ford products.

Sony everywhere didn't surprise me at all since Columbia Pictures is part of Sony.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:01 am

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 37):

Die Another Day also had Ford vehicles everywhere. Bond's Aston Martin, Zao's Jaguar, Jinx's Thunderbird, and the 1957 Fairlane Bond drives in Cuba: All Ford products.

Die Another Day isn't a good film, though. This was.

The problem is that you watch a film to become emersed in another world. Spotting yet another obvious product placement, which happens every five minutes, completely destroys the experience and brings you back into reality. You watch the film with a different perspective when you're constantly reminded all the way through it's merely a vehicle to make money.

Also, the reference to Omega was really stupid. That single thing almost spoiled the whole film for me.
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:09 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 38):
the reference to Omega was really stupid

I must admit that was pretty dumb. Whoever wrote that line should have been shot by MI6. Big grin
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:22 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 38):
Also, the reference to Omega was really stupid

Yes, that one was too obviously simple advertising. The argument they use in terms of the product placement is simply that without it, they couldn't afford to make the films. Make of that what you will.

I though the film was very good, but not great, but I was hugely impressed by Daniel Craig as Bond. Amazing what you can do when you actually put a proper actor in the role as opposed to a pretty boy clothes horse. It made it gritty, just this side of being excessively over-the-top, and it did bring the Bond of the books back to a much greater degree than anyone except Dalton. That was my fear, really: Dalton was Fleming's Bond, and people hated it. Craig seems to have been a bit of a hit in contrast. Does make you wonder how Dalton would have got on with a decent script.

As for his physique, well, the missus liked that a great deal. He's certainly got himself in very good shape for the role, that's for sure.

Less CGI, more genuine stunts. Fewer Moore-esque throwaway gags, and more Bond "doing the job" required of him.

What this film felt like was a two hour plus pre-title sequence, setting up the Bond of the next few films, rather than something stand alone. We learn from this why Bond is the way he is, and that's done extremely well. It's the first Bond film my wife has ever gone to see at the cinema, and if you want a recommendation, it's that someone who rolls her eyes a little at the fantasy idea of James Bond thought the film was extremely good.

The whole franchise has been given a jolt to the heart, and that's great to see.
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:26 am

I saw it Friday night. I was pretty damn good. Daniel Craig did a hell of a job. The ending was strange. I kind of didn't expect that. The filming was really good and the realness of the film was a lot better than Die Another Day. The storyline was also excellent.

The film was a lot better then all the Pierce Brosnan films. Goldeneye is the closest, I guess.
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 40):
Yes, that one was too obviously simple advertising. The argument they use in terms of the product placement is simply that without it, they couldn't afford to make the films. Make of that what you will.

Yes, and the Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are now suggesting that it'll be the last film made in the UK due to 'restrictive' tax laws.

Let's see: the film had a £55,000,000 budget. Ford alone paid £15,000,000 for their cars to be in the film. Die Another Day - despite being terrible - grossed £242,000,000. Casino Royale is expected to double that. Is £400,000,000 profit too little to justify filming in the UK?

There's a point where you're just sitting through a two and a half hour long advert.

Quoting Banco (Reply 40):

What this film felt like was a two hour plus pre-title sequence, setting up the Bond of the next few films, rather than something stand alone. We learn from this why Bond is the way he is, and that's done extremely well. It's the first Bond film my wife has ever gone to see at the cinema, and if you want a recommendation, it's that someone who rolls her eyes a little at the fantasy idea of James Bond thought the film was extremely good.

The whole franchise has been given a jolt to the heart, and that's great to see.

I agree. It'll be very interesting to see where the franchise can go from here. I think it will be difficult to maintain the gritty, pre-Bond character for too long. Part of the reason the film is good is because of the contrast between this Bond (admiring himself in a tux, impressed with the car, making mistakes, falling in love) and the one of old (well, uh, new).

I think it'd be good if they started to remake the older Bonds in this new style, sticking closer to the books than the original films did.
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RE: Casino Royale Reviews

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:24 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 42):
Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are now suggesting that it'll be the last film made in the UK due to 'restrictive' tax laws.

Rubbish. In fact they want London to feature in the next film.

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 42):
There's a point where you're just sitting through a two and a half hour long advert

Not me.  Wink

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 42):
It'll be very interesting to see where the franchise can go from here. I think it will be difficult to maintain the gritty, pre-Bond character for too long.

Bond has a long way to go. Daniel Craig in Casino Royale may not have saved the world in this movie but he definately saved Bond.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:42 am

I'm just wondering if anyone else liked the title song, "You Know my Name" as much as I do right now?

I haven't heard as good of a Bond theme song since "Live and Let Die" or the original basic "Dr. No" theme song... And the whole title sequence of the movie was pretty cool to watch as well!
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 44):
I'm just wondering if anyone else liked the title song, "You Know my Name" as much as I do right now?

I love it.
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:40 am

For any guitar players out there, there is a tab for the song on Ultimate-Guitar.com:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...s_cornell/you_know_my_name_crd.htm

I'm learning the song myself and I'm finding out its as much fun to play as to listen to!
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RE: Casino Royale Reviews

Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:34 am

Just got back from seeing it in London, followed by drinks at the One Aldwych, where believe it or not, they were serving the "Vesper."

The film was great, and Daniel Craig is FANTASTIC-U-LICIOUS!!!!

At some point in the film, I decided that the plot wasn't worth really worth a damn, but I couldn't take my eyes off Craig, not only for his looks, but also for the sheer force of personality he brings to the role.

Craig's saved the Bond franchise. For almost 30 years, we'd been stuck with He who acts with his eyebrows (Roger Moore) and He who acts with his hair (Pierce Brosnan). Gosh, do they look stupid in comparison with this one, who is far more mean and rugged, yet far more suave. He manages to keep Bond walking that fine line between comic book fantasy and pure kitsch, and save for a few really schmaltzy romantic moments with Eva Green during which I howled with laughter, the film was an updated Connery-era Bond with muscle.

Eva Green aint no Ursula Andress or Halle Berry, but she's got great style. The other blond girl, the vampy one, looks like a drag queen trying to channel an SAS stewardess from 1970, but the Italian/Bollywood-ish looking one who gets bumped off early in the flick is pure vintage Bond babe oozing ooomph and pizzazz.

For some reason, I thought the VS A340-600s would play a bigger role, and WTF was that ridiculous A380 looking thing they had in the film? The Skysomething?

Anyways, back to work tomorrow after a fun weekend in London.
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Boeing744
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RE: Casino Royale Reviews

Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:21 pm

I saw the movie yesterday, and was very impressed! It is very different than some of the other movies, but I liked it. Craig did an indisputably excellent job, and hopefully he will be doing more to come!

Also, I really liked M's performance in this movie (can't remember her real name). She seemed much more abrasive and witty. She is perfect for this role I think.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 23):
Wow, you're right, I didn't even notice the lack of Moneypenny

Maybe I missed something, but wasn't Q also missing?
 
CF188A
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RE: Casino Royale Reviews

Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:28 pm

I love how the girl tells him how he is :P ... a man whore . I also found it quite hard to follow at times. Not the traditional bad guy trying to destroy the world type thing ... just yea. I thought it was good though for his first one. I will never forget Pierce Brosnans Goldeneye when it was first released ... to this day my favorite. Traditional bad/good guy with an AWESOME story line. I will miss his bond movies...
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