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No Time To Die Week: Casino Royale (2006) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Casino Royale burst onto the screen like a breath of fresh air.  Gone were the silly gadgets, invisible cars and dumb taking over the world plots of the Brosnan era, in was a far more violent, Bourne styled film.  Gritty, hell it even had bits in black & white, this was about taking Bond back to the beginning and rebooting for a much more knowing audience.  A stronger rock theme tune, Saul Bass styled title sequence and a hard as nails Bond who shoots first and, well probably, shoots again all made for a much more honest and up to date version of what was becoming a tired character. Casino Royale nailed what License To Kill tried to do years before but was far ahead of its time to be accepted.  Bond was back.  And Bond was better than ever.

Best Bit: The opening chase

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Bourne Identity, Skyfall, License To Kill

9 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...