Thursday, December 21, 2006

Casino Royale

UPDATE: I forgot to mention how ridiculously hot Daniel Craig is in this movie. I want to lick his biceps.

Even though Casino Royale was not at the top of my list of movies to see before the year's over, it was definitely on the list, so Nate and I went to see it last night. Incidentally, it was a 6:10 screening... isn't that a little early for a nighttime screening?
Anyway, Casino Royale was really good. One of my judging criteria for goodness of a movie is how far into it I look at my watch. I'm one of those people who likes to know what time it is, but if a movie captivates me, I don't look at my watch very often - and if I look at my watch within the first 45 minutes to an hour of a movie, that means it's not that good. The movie started at 6:10. I didn't look at my watch until 8:20. Over two hours of no watch-checking! When I did finally check the time, I thought, That can't be right - over two hours already? That's how entertaining and fast-paced Casino Royale is. It starts with some free-running, otherwise known as parcour, where the crazy French guy runs and jumps off of objects, and never stop running. It was pretty awesome. And there's a little car-chase action, and some sweet poker, and some beautiful clothes... basically, it was lots of fun, mostly frivolous, and I'd venture to say worth the admission price. But I'm not giving it an A. Like I said, lots of fun and highly entertaining, and nothing wrong with it, but not everything can get an A.

Casino Royals - B+

2 comments:

Dadarama said...

WOW....I can't believe there was a movie we both liked. I'll bet Patrick hates it.

patrick said...

Ass. I haven't seen it yet, but let's count the things this movie has going for it going in:

1. Danny Craig. He's the new Steve McQueen, only WAY more talented.

2. Judy Dench. Excuse me, DAME Judy Dench. 'Nuff said.

3. No gadgets.

4. Aston Martin V8.

What's not to like?