July 16, 2012

Casino Royale

Casino Royale, 2006. James Bond kicks ass and plays cards.

Directed by Martin Campbell. Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Paul Haggis, based on a book by Ian Fleming. Starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green & Mads Mikkelsen.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4). The first part (James Bond Kicks Ass) is all kinds of amazing. The second part (James Bond Plays Cards) slows down a lot, but is still good. The third part (James Bond Doesn't Know the Movie Isn't Over Yet) is pretty bad. Even the action scene at the end is a sloppy mess.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.8/4 (Good)

(update of a previous post - original is here)

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