What a letdown. After having taken 21 years off from the Bond franchise before seeing Casino Royale, I was ready for another installment. But this Bond was boring, very boring.
I don't mind a darker Bond if it is going to be interesting. But this Bond film wasn't. Bond is a killing machine but there was no charm, no nothing to the Bond in this film.
Maybe the next installment will feature at least one smile from Mr. Bond.
And am I too old or what? I really can't stand the way action films are shot these days in tight close ups. I can't tell what the hell is going on.
The one scene in the entire film that I really liked was the opera sequence. Other than that, this Bond was pretty forgettable.
In my review of Casino Royale, I wrote, "You've got to keep the template a little if you're making a James Bond movie, otherwise you'll end up with a long episode of 24. " This installment reminded me of 24 - with Bond going all renegade. Blah.
In that review, I also wrote, "As SHR said, this was kind of a Batman Begins movie - we get to see Bond discover himself." This one was like The Dark Knight where Bond goes all dark and shit. I didn't love that movie but I did like it a whole hell of a lot more than this one.
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