Reviewed Jun 16, 2012
Phil Stringfellow’s review:
After the universal success of the Bourne series, the Bond franchise had to pull everything out of the hat to match the nitty-gritty feel of the Robert Ludlum written series. And you know what? They bloody well did it.
Gone are the gadgets, and focus on the cheesy aspect of James Bond, and in comes a realistic portrayal of man who's job is to kill people. What comes with that is the emotional and psychological trauma of such a job, and Daniel Craig portrays this perfectly, even from the first kill.
Falling in love is never part of the job for Bond, but Casino Royale shows a more human side to Bond - and the reason why he becomes such a hardened womaniser later on in his career.
Simply put, one of the best reboots of a series ever done, and a worthy competitor to modern action suspense films.
Bourne, watch your back.