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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Casino Royale (2006)

What is it about? 

In his first mission, James Bond must enter and win a high stakes poker tournament  at Casino Royale in Montenegro in order to get a lead on the funding of worldwide terror organization. 

Who is in it? 

Daniel Craig - James Bond

Eva Green - Vespa Lynd

Mads Mikkelson - Le Chiffe

Favorite Scene: 

After a fellow agent tips off a member of the terrorist organization, Bond is now relegated to chase the member throughout town and eventually into a foreign embassy in a scene that is filled with various acrobatic and intense maneuvers.

Favorite Quote: 

"Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?"


Casino Royale is, simply put, awesome. A-w-e-s-o-m-e. This was the first modern Bond film I've viewed since the originals ( I know, I know...), and it did not disappoint. From the opening chase scene to the progression of Bond making his way to the high stakes poker tournament in Montenegro, this film is high octane entertainment from the opening credits.

Casino Royale also is not just your typical action movie with big stunts and explosions, but is a film that does these scenes in a clean, crisp, and dare I say, logical manner. Also adding to the film is the authenticity of the scenery, cars, and stunts. 

And yes, Daniel Craig was downright amazing. The supporting cast helps, and they shine because of the great screenplay and writing. 

All in all, this movie, albeit very late in viewing during the time of review, is a film that is highly recommended. You won't believe how fast two-plus hours can go by when viewing Casino Royale. 

Grade: 5/5

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