I went to see the new bond movie today. Son came over and picked me up. If I haven't mentioned it before he and I have the same taste in movies - 99 percent of the time. We part ways in the horror genre. I am still a fan of Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, so I don't think I have to say any more in that area.
I hear this movie has received criticism but frankly when it comes down to seeing a movie and with all due respect to the finest critiques, I don't pay attention to them. I never allow anyone to tell me I shouldn't see a movie because it is supposed not to be up to stuff, I would rather go find out for myself. More often than not I enjoy what I see.
If you like this type of movie, please go see it. I never thought I would get over Sean Connery in the role of 007 - Dr No, From Russia With Love - classics - but I'm here to tell you that Daniel Craig makes an exceptional James Bond. No you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the plot line, but this is an action movie and I wanted to go see a good old-fashioned action movie. It keeps you riveted from start to finish. Great chase scenes, great scenery and - close your ears Gregg - Daniel Craig is a VERY handsome James Bond!
Other favorites? Judi Dench makes a marvellous "M" but she is such a multi-talented actress I think she does well in any role she takes on.
Giancarlo Giannini is first-class as a Bond's ally. What a wonderful actor he is.
Jeffrey Wright plays Felix Leiter and my only complain here is that he didn't get enough on-screen time.
There are other good performances and I won't go into it any more but just want to say if you love a good action movie and you enjoy going out to the movies like me, do go see it.