Episode 74: Casino Royale (2006)

Well, Double-oh Seven, we’ve got some new equipment for you. Yes, this is the latest in Daniel Craigs and he’ll be playing you from now on.  Try to return him, along with your other equipment, intact for once, there’s a good chap.  Yes, in our latest installment of “Get ‘em, Jimmy!” we take on the first of the Bond movies starring Daniel Craig, replacing Pierce Brosnan, “Casino Royale.”  Technically this is not the first adaptation of “Casino Royale,” but this one actually bears some vague resemblance to the book.  And isn’t a comedy. And doesn’t have Woody Allen in it. And no, I’m not making that up.  You want a weird experience? Check out the 1967 “Casino Royale” starring David Niven.  It’s about as far as you can get from the 2006 movie.  Which is what we’re talking about.  Just want to make that very clear.

Where was I? Where am I? Where’s the fire escape, and where’s my pants?

*Harumph* well, yes, so Daniel Craig! This movie gives us a very different sort of Bond.  Less gentleman-about-town, more ex-rugby player (which, to be fair, Craig is).  Does it work? Join us and see if we can answer the question Glinda the Good asks Dorothy: “Are you a good Bond or a bad Bond?” That’s the quote. Don’t dispute me. And Judy Garland would have made an awesome James Bond. Am I right? Who’s with me? . . . How did these crickets get in here?

2 thoughts on “Episode 74: Casino Royale (2006)”

    1. Max has seen and it concurs. I’ve heard good things about it so will likely go, too. But there’s this other movie opening this week which will have to come first. Some little science fiction thing…

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