As a great man once said (as did another reviewer elsewhere on this site): What the hell was that?
There can't be many films I've been intending to see longer than this one. When ITV did their weekly showings of all the Bond films in order in 1999, I think they - or possibly another channel? - slotted Casino Royale into the appropriate place (as they did with Never Say Never Again). But I missed it, and ever since, I've…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
RIDDLER: Riddle-me-this, Gothamites! What just-released movie about our Batty arch-nemesis has numerous annoying inconsistencies; strains believability irritatingly frequently; is not as good as either The Dark Knight or Batman Begins; is undeniably very flawed... but nevertheless contains some tremendously well-done, spectacular and uplifting individual moments and sequences? My friends and I will attempt to solve this quandary.
HARLEY QUINN: Ahhh, shaddap, ya big green piece of punctuation! I gotta say, even though there's no-one in this movie that lights up…
The first time I saw most of the Bond films was when ITV showed all of them over consecutive weeks in 1999, in the run up to the release if The World is Not Enough. However, even though I videotaped OHMSS at that time, it went unwatched for several years. I really regretted that, because when it was finally viewed, it turned out to be one of my favourite of all the 007 movies.
If there are three things that…