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Old November 17th, 2006, 02:19 AM
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Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

I have never been a hardcore fan or a staunch follower of Bond movies. But you don’t even have to see a single Bond movie to know about 007. James Bond is famous by his own means. Casino Royal brings in Daniel Craig shoot the bullet facing the screen for it to turn red. When the movie gets over our faces turn red too, in anger and disappointment.



It is pointless for me to tell you the plot for the movie, as it is not the matter of what and why; it is the question of how and when. There is this usual advertisement for the car, watches and all the other stuff Bond uses and there is also a small plot along with it. But if you still wish to hear the story from me, let me tell you this, I have been thinking to figure it out even hours after watching this movie!
Should accept that the visuals are terrific, the initial stunts especially. There are punch lines here and there …

Bond: “ Don’t worry you are not my type ..”
Girl: “Smart?”
Bond: “Single”

But all these you get to see in the trailers. All the other scenes except those in promos and trailers are unimpressive! So, if you wish to watch this movie, just watch the trailers!


This bond is different. He is just an amateur, recently promoted to a double ‘o’. He cries, he falls in love with one single girl and is just so serious with lesser sense of humor. Expect a stylish and ever funny bond, and then there is more disappointment. Probably the moviemakers are trying to change the concept a little to suit the looks of the newly inducted bond. Daniel Craig does really well though, at least enough to change the opinion of people who say he doesn’t look the part. But the movie directed by Omega watches and Sony, doesn’t provide him enough scope to settle in right away!



The camera does wonders capturing scenic locations. Equally glamorous Bond girls were expected to be cast, but they are just O.K. The movie starts in some weird location (that’s how I call it if I forget the name!) then shifts to Uganda and then to some place in Germany … there is no direction to the movie except east, west, north and south. Where does Casino fit in? The villain is a gambler and the bond tries to beat him in a game of poker. Obviously, bond loses a couple of rounds and then wins. Unnecessary long romantic sequences let the movie drag and becomes a serious pain in the a*s.


Loose plot and logical flaws doesn’t help either. Movies cannot be made with only brand name. Bond ishness is there in Casino Royale, but is only then and there. But okie … this bond is just an amateur. He will get better. Let us give him some time. But give this movie a miss this time.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 03:03 AM
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

This one is supposed to be based on the first book by Ian Fleming. So I wonder how could they screw it up? Anyway, will have to see it for myself because I am Bond fan and I have to see it even if it sucks.
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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This one is supposed to be based on the first book by Ian Fleming. So I wonder how could they screw it up? Anyway, will have to see it for myself because I am Bond fan and I have to see it even if it sucks.
I am a diehard bond fan & have seen all the bond movies ( 21 official movies if I am correct ) .All the early reviews of the movie have been great .

FYI .. Rediff rates it as probably thew best Bond movie ever along with the early Sean Conney Bond movies Dr.No,From Russia with Love,Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Planning to see it this Sunday.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 10:40 AM
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

wht the hell

i read the review in ibnlive it gives 4 out of 5 and i bought 4 tickets (
chalo theek hai....movie nahi to kuch aur dekhenge multiplex me
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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I am a diehard bond fan & have seen all the bond movies ( 21 official movies if I am correct ) .All the early reviews of the movie have been great .

FYI .. Rediff rates it as probably thew best Bond movie ever along with the early Sean Conney Bond movies Dr.No,From Russia with Love,Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Planning to see it this Sunday.
u like that crap... pleeezzzz...

I'm a diehard Bond hater... Bond's just a sophisticated, western version of Rajnikant with gadgets and women...

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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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u like that crap... pleeezzzz...

I'm a diehard Bond hater... Bond's just a sophisticated, western version of Rajnikant with gadgets and women...
So, what is wrong with that? Rajnikant is a mast mast hero
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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So, what is wrong with that? Rajnikant is a mast mast hero
From the day I saw Rajnikant in a movie (which I don't remember), the first word that came to my mind was a conductor (bus-ticket provider, stop regulator) in Gujarat State Transport bus...I was quite impressed at my psychic abilities when I got to know that he was indeed a conductor in Tamil Nadu or Karnataka
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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u like that crap... pleeezzzz...

I'm a diehard Bond hater... Bond's just a sophisticated, western version of Rajnikant with gadgets and women...
OK I saw Casino Royale & must say that it did not rose to the expectations I had ..only Silverlining was Daniel Craig's performance was very good ...


I missed the bondishness which is not these ..no opening sequence walk & shooting at the sniper routine at the start ..title song is not good either.

No outlandish Villain and henchmen ..no james bond theme tune either ..no gadgets..no Moneypenny ..no Q ..

It was too much OF A CHANGE FOR A BOND AFFICIONADO LIKE MYSELF..

I must say that the kind cof story in the novel was not tha strong ..anyway,Daniel Craig saves the day

I would give it a 3 out of 5 ..hopefully they retrun to the tried and tested James Bond formula in the future ...good to see on DVD
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

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But if you still wish to hear the story from me, let me tell you this, I have been thinking to figure it out even hours after watching this movie!

Me too ... understood could not a world of phoren lengege eksent. You too do what I do ... wet for DVD from Hindustan ... dubbed in Hindi. Now that you can surely but deifinately understand like also me too.

It is pointless for me to tell you the plot for the movie, as it is not the matter of what and why; it is the question of how and when.

This site got Hindi forum for this like me you who no understand reed rite queen's english. Why you no like me? I not ahsem to admit I do not now queen's english.
I watch this film in cinema. I no understood english but I watch... naaeees ... verrry naaaeeeees.

Only got too beautiful girls ... 1 hotel receptionist and 1 Miss M with fat legs and hairy lips and chins. Heroine so beautiful when getting redy in miror to atend Casino competesion but wen she go down in competesion room she look so ugly with black kajal shit all over her eyes. Shit. That is worst beeuty parlor job I see ever.

Irriterting cause no bond muzik, no bond red ink round round hole in screen in begin. Ulta ... Bond say in end "Baand mera naam, Jems Baand." not in begin.

Overall ... 4 our of 5. May be wen I hear Hindi dubbed dvd I cheng my mind.
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

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Overall ... 4 our of 5. May be wen I hear Hindi dubbed dvd I cheng my mind. [/color]
If you watching Tamil and Telegu dubbed version...the you also changing your name and nationality and asking to be named tantringam yogiamma of Cuddappah...maybe giving ad in newspaper announcing...I foremerly xyz of abc, passport No. 006 announcing today that...from today

'The name is Yogiamma'....'Tanringam Yogiamma of Cuddappah' and shooting at screen...

Watch the above mentioned REAL MAN'S dubbed versions my friend...ek nayi duniya mein pohanch jaayeingay...you will give it 'anj out of anj'...sooper nalllla..
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daniel craig ...he looks grand father of all bonds till date..has no style n sense..the bond sense
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

I saw this movie over the weekend on DVD.

I enjoyed the movie...I thought it might have been better on screen. I liked the casino scenes.

Basically, the story is about Bond playing a high-stakes poker game against M - a terrorist financier!

It's got the Bond elements - fantastic locales (in this movie, it was mostly the Carribean islands - Montenegro, Nassau, etc and then Miami and Africa), beautiful women (although I would have liked to see more), gadgets (surprisingly, no fancy gadgets) and then thrills and chills.

- The scene where Bond chases the terrorist thru a construction site was superb...

- The Miami airport scene looked hoaky to me...

- THe real mystery is why Bond didn't screw M's mistress/wife...

It is definitely not my best Bond movie, but not the worst either.
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Amateur Bond ..

The first Daniel Craig movie i saw was 'Quantum of Solalce' and my first reaction was 'Is it even a Bond movie' I was actually sleeping through this. But then i liked Skyfall, and after references to it in 'Spectre', went the Jagguji route again and piked a blu ray up from the library.

And it does work like a bond movie. Stunts, all locations and bond girls. The character Vesper Lynd played by Eva Green is one of the few on screen women who got the expression 'Wow she is beautiful'. And a measure of it is me focusing on her face rather than some other body parts which normally my eye catches, not that they were bad either.

Else, all the casino scenes, car chases dishum dishum are bond style. Not too many gadgets like Roger Moore movies though.
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Re: Casino Royale - The name is Bond, Ameature Bond ..

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u like that crap... pleeezzzz...

I'm a diehard Bond hater... Bond's just a sophisticated, western version of Rajnikant with gadgets and women...
It all boils to 'my type of nonsense'. There are youtube videos and lot of Amrus who are like PHds on star wars, but i would have loved an Anil Sharma Dharam paaji combo more than that.
Same for all the superhero movies. Bollywood or Tollywood or Kollywood dont need superheroes. Ordinary hero is enough to bash all the bad guys.


Anyway, here is the character of Vesper Lynd
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