Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bond, James Bond

My Name is Bond, James Bond. Britian's original spy is back and with a vengence! He has been rebooted for the 21st Century.

The best way to describe this Bond outing? By mixing in a blender Batman Begins, From Russia With Love, OHMSS and the Bourne films and hit blend.

This is a total reboot. We see what made him a 007 in her Majesty's Secret Service.

Everything feels right. The dialog is perhaps the best ever in a Bond film. The Bond Girls are just right. Not too many 4 as a matter of fact but one just gives him info, another gets a little steamy yet another he never actually meets and then there is Vesper Lynd. Never since OHMSS has a Bond Girl been so classy, bright, intelligent and developed as a character.

The Villians? For just about the first time there are 'real world' villians. Yes the main one looks like a Bond Villian yet the are acting and doing 'real world' bad stuff.

Bond's gadgets? None really except for some computer sleuthing, GPS and a Defilbrator. Plus they have a clever way to work in the original DB5 1964 Astin Martin plus show off the latest DB5 as well.

The Music? The best Bond score since John Barry did The Living Daylights. The Title song was ok though. But the underlying music works well invoking the 007 feeling. All throughout the movie you are teased with the famous Bond theme but never the whole piece until the exact right moment.

Daniel Craig as Bond? You can never take the mantel from Connery but Craig is right there shoulder to shoulder.
Craig is everything I have always wanted in a Bond. Ruthless yet human at times, makes mistakes, stays dogged and get's hot headed. Dangerous at all times. As 'M' call him: "A Blunt instrument." His reply is "So you want a half monk half hitman"

Best script ever for a 007 movie...

Here is to more Craig as Ian Flemings 007 James Bond for at least 3 more pics and beyond.

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