Friday, November 24, 2006

Confessions of a Bond FanGirl ...

Okay, I’ll admit, from the first time I saw MOONRAKER in 1979, I was hooked on Bond…James Bond. The British spy with a license to kill definitely had a way with women and outsmarted the bad guys with his gadgets and gizmos. It captured my imagination and kept me coming back to the box office time and time again!

Having most of the films on video/DVD, I must confess, I have my personal favorites. I love GOLDFINGER and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER with Sean Connery. Roger Moore wowed me with MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. In 1983, I was in ‘Bond Heaven’ with the release of Moore’s OCTOPUSSY and Connery’s NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (an independent remake of THUNDERBALL)!

I’ve watched George Lazenby’s attempt at Bond in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE which left me disappointed, as did Timothy Dalton’s LICENSE TO KILL; although I did like Dalton in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Then, Pierce Brosnan stepped into Bond’s shoes in 1995’s GOLDENEYE to 2002’s DIE ANOTHER DAY and wowed me once again—Bond was back and better than ever!

Well, on Wednesday night I went to see the latest Bond film, CASINO ROYALE with Daniel Craig in the lead role. What can I say? It was different. The story is about Bond before and right after he gets his (in)famous license to kill. Craig plays a grittier, rawer Bond. The movie is definitely darker themed and has none of the usual Bond fanfare associated with a 007 movie. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the film and Craig portrays Bond well—tough, deadly and dangerous. However, I miss the familiar themes that make a Bond film well, a Bond film.

Oh, and as to my previous post, (see ‘Penis Double for New Bond’) no, there was no frontal nudity …well, at least in this US version. Although, I must confess, Daniel Craig does have a nice body to drool over and stunning blue eyes. And, no, it didn’t bother me that he was blonde either.

On a scale from 1 to 10, my 'Movie-o-Meter' gives CASINO ROYALE a 7.0

So how does it rate on your meter??? Let us know!

Sabrina )O(

Sabrina Luna
Spicy Romance with a Touch of Magick


Blogger Jolie said...

I give a 9. It wasn't so different that I couldn't recognize it as a Bond film. And frankly, some past Bonds have been a bit hokey. This wasn't.

Was it on the scale of Goldfinger? No. But it wasn't a bad Bond film. It was one of the better ones.

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