Sunday, November 26, 2006

Casino Royale

I went to see Casino Royale at the Ziegfeld last night with my friends Keong and Tom. Given the critical acclaim the movie has received I had high hopes for it, but I must say I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, there are wonderful things in the film: the chase at the construction site was one of the best I've seen in years -- and Daniel Craig is a fine new Bond. However, the pacing in the second half seemed a little slow and the storytelling is often patchy, with missed steps and turns that haven't really been set up well.

Still, I'm glad the series has stepped out of the camp parade. Maybe if they get Christopher Nolan to direct the next one...

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