Worth Watching - September 7: Casino Royale Trailer - Bond is Back!
by Alex Billington
September 7, 2006
Oh hell yes!! The slick secret agent is back; 007, James Bond, in "Bond #21" titled Casino Royale! Featuring a new Bond, blonde-haired Daniel Craig, known for his roles in Layer Cake and Munich, is on to take on super-villains, henchmen, and the world in the name of the British government. This action-packed adventure is a semi-remake of an earlier James Bond spoof by the same name from 1967.
This year's Casino Royale reminisces on the early days of Bond (similar to how Batman Begins told the early story of Batman). His first mission involves the banker for all the world's terrorists where he must face him at a high-stakes poker game at a casino that just-so-happens to be named Casino Royale. Much car chasing, death-defying fighting, and non-stop licensed killing ensues. Casino Royale is directed by Martin Campbell, the same director who did Goldeneye in 1995, who has since then not done another Bond movie until now.
It's good to see this franchise come back in a bigger and better way. Daniel Craig may be the positive change it needs, and bringing back Goldeneye director Martin Campbell will only help it even more. Campbell took the then new Bond, Pierce Brosnan, and turned Goldeneye into a phenomenon both in theaters and on television screens with one of the most popular video games ever. Either way, Casino Royale is looking to be an awesome adventure, as this trailer sheds some light onto what may be a fantastic comeback for the otherwise dwindling Bond franchise after a slue of horrible flicks (Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day). Definitely check it out!!
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