Saturday, May 03, 2008

"The job is done, the b*tch is dead"

Just saw "Casino Royale", the new, stark and muscular Bond movie. Good double crosses, astounding fights, sweet female co-star, 9 thumbs up out of ten.
I have a story about this book: when I was teaching remedial English, we read this book. The original is a bit simpler than this movie, having been written around what, 1958? My teenage students would have enjoyed reading the book a lot more, now that they could watch THIS movie when they were done.


Gordo said...

I was so incredibly relieved to see this one, Gary. Bond is back and man, is he a bad-ass. :-)

That opening chase sequence along is worth the price of admission.

gr said...

Bad ass!!!
I know, lo-tech, really.

Double O Biffo said...

I haven't seen this one yet! waaaaa!

I have a book that is a collection of ALL the original stories! Loved reading them, but man was "Moonraker" ever a surprise! And I do believe I prefer the original story line over the whole "jaws' and space shuttle version we had in the movies....

Farmer*swife said...

This is a really good movie; I agree!!! And, the new bond is quite the hottie!

(Still love me some Sean Connery though; course, he has become better looking in his older age.)

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