The Royal Casino is one of the best Bond movies because it captures how global politics actually works. Money washes around the world and people who are clued in find it trivially easy to get rich. But because it's so easy, they get bored of that and start getting involved in schemes to manage the managers. So there is this layer within the rich that includes secret agencies and criminal hierarchies which mostly seems to fight each other and could…
As a sicko, the main reason I watched this again was to keep a running tally in my head of when the actors had to be in the same room together. That's really the magic of this series. For long stretches of runtime a star will just be walking briskly alone down a corridor or hunched over a computer interacting over the phone. I imagine it cuts down on costs a lot and makes it easier to mesh schedules.
"Strong men also cry. Strong men also cry." - Mr. Lebowski
A lot of fun. I don't really get why they make Gerard Butler drive around for half the movie. I guess it's LA so that's what people do all day. Clever in the way that someone who writes screenplays in their spare time and has a YouTube channel might be. If an action movie has a rapper in it then it's probably going to be worth watching. A lot of tacticool stuff in it that made me want a pistol although I'm a man of peace so probably will never get one.
A lot of sugar to help the medicine of Marxism-Leninism go down. Yes, the kids are isolated buffoons, up in the clouds of revolutionary theory and a little too excited to kill people. But what's so good about the normie world? A bunch of bombs being dropped on Vietnam and stuffy old people holding meetings about criminal compromises. The kids know things can't go on like this and their confusion is ours.