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First, let me tell you about seeing Casino Royale with my father on Friday. I really must say that this was the best Bond film ever and I'm afraid it will never be duplicated. Like the early Sean Connery films, it has more emphasis on plot than fancy gadgets and, with the exception of two or three scenes, unbelievable stunts. Unlike those films, however, this one doesn't drag. They actually allowed Daniel Craig to act in this film. It's this aspect I think that will be one of a kind as Bond has now learned the consequence of getting emotionally involved. (Of His Majesty's Secret Service seems to suggest otherwise but that story hasn't taken place yet...) Of course, I think Craig is the first Bond actor, since Connery anyway, who actually can act we'll have to see...

My two main complaints have to do with the experience not the movie. These new fangled movie theaters still don't have enough leg room if you can't bend your knee unless you sit in the floor seats in front of the raised seats where the teenagers walk back and forth in front of you because they're there to hang out and not watch the actual movie. Given ticket prices, this seems like a colossal waste of money but maybe it beats getting shot or visiting your family at the prison on visiting day...

Yesterday, was the official start of Advent at my church with the annual Advent Workshop. We had soup and sandwich for lunch after several years of ordering a sheet pizza. I think it was a nice change though two of the three teenagers in attendance voiced their displeasure at this change. Understandable, I suppose, since these events may be the few times they get pizza over sandwiches but that's life.

I should briefly mention that I watched a tape of the new Librarian movie this morning as I think I'm required to as a librarian. Overall, it wasn't bad but very predictable...

Comments

JRRyan said…
Your review is exactly what I imagined this new Bond flick to be! I was getting worried because the nubs who've seen it weren't saying the things you did and I was losing motivation to see it in theatres. woot! I'm pumped again!!
Likestrek said…
I'm glad I was able to help get you back in the mood.

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