Casino Royale

directed by Martin Campbell
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:2006
Date Added:04/04/2008
Date Watched:12/06/2006
Description:Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Eva Green ... Vesper Lynd
Mads Mikkelsen ... Le Chiffre
Judi Dench ... M
Jeffrey Wright ... Felix Leiter
My Rating:8

Reviews for Casino Royale

Review - Casino Royale

This movie goes back to the beginning of James Bond’s career as 007. He’s tracking down Le Chiffre the financer of terrorist organizations who uses his knowledge of impending attacks to make killings on the stock market. M figures out that Le Chiffre is using the terrorist’s money for his own gains. When Bond stops one attack, Le Chiffre looses millions and is desperate to get the money back.

Bond is sent to a high-stakes poker game in an attempt to foil Le Chiffre. He teams up with Vesper Lynd who controls the money Bond is gambling with. The two do not get along. When Bond’s efforts are successful, Le Chiffre responds by kidnapping Vesper. Bond pursues and is caught himself. He’s only saved when one of Le Chiffre’s clients shows up looking for his money.

Bond and Vesper fall in love, and Bond decides to quit the service and marry Vesper. But she has other plans. She takes the money Bond won and runs. Bond follows and sees her give it to Le Chiffre. After a grand gunfight, Le Chiffre and Vesper are killed and Bond loses the money.

He returns to the service and tracks down the main terrorist. The movie end with him about to take the guy out.

It was long, and parts of it weren’t very good. But other parts of it were excellent. Craig was convincing as Bond, but he was rather dorky looking at times. The way Vesper and Bond fell in love all of a sudden was a bit hard to believe. But it avoided the wretched excesses of some of the movies — gadgets, stupid jokes, unbelievable technology. It seemed more violent, but was also more realistic.
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