James Bondage

If you’ve not already seen the teaser trailer for the next James Bond movie, do so now…

Casino Royale

Okay, now you’ve seen it to, what do you think?

I had spent my drive home this evening drafting some notes for this entry. Most of my thoughts made reference to the fact that Bond is now Blonde, and that Daniel Craig wasn’t my first choice. I like Daniel Craig (Elizabeth, Our Friends In The North) as an actor, but I just wasn’t sure he was Bond material. I’ll also admit for a few minutes I did have him confused with Kevin McKidd (Dog Soldiers, Trainspotting), who equally wasn’t Bond in my mind.

Having seen the teaser I am back on side. Bond appears to have become darker, more dangerous than Pierce Brosnan but still retaining a hint of the humanity we saw in Timothy Dalton. Sure, he isn’t Sean Connery, but then neither is Sean Connery these days!

The teaser is too short to have me fully convinced, but in those few minutes I’ve seen gunfights and gadgets that promise of action, plus hints of a few beautifully shot set piece action and stunt sequences that are essential to every Bond movie. It all seems a long way from David Niven in the 1967 version of Casino Royale.

So with my excitement restarted, like the clock on a ticking nuclear bomb, I must confess I want to see more of the movie now. Lets just hope they keep the Bond series running!

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