Monday, December 11, 2006
I had already watched Casino Royale. My verdict? Hmmm...I'll give the movie 5 out of 10. For me, Goldeneye is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy much better.
Ok, apart from the hair color, this Craig guy portrays James Bond as a more physical steroidy kind of spy. Expect more scenes on running, sweating (not the pleasurable kind of sweat), and more running.
The best part is the scene when James is in Africa, chasing a bomber thru contruction site. The guy he chased is one of the 'Parkour' kind of people. Veeerryyy interesting chase scene. I honestly thought the guy is part tree frog. He can run past any obstacles, climb any kind of material, leap across vast distances........ and land by hugging the material of the wall/dirt/concrete.
The new James Bond have a piercing stare, or so he tried it to be. Most of his scenes are, turn around and stare, look at pretty woman and stare. Not the sexy stare like Pierce Brosnan or Sean Connery or even Robbie Williams have, not even the mischievous, tongue in cheek of Roger Moore's stare. It is more like "I wonder what you will taste like in Marinara sauce", kind of stare. If someone stare at me like that, instead of me shashaying to the guy with come hither look, most probably I will run to the nearest police station and asks for asylum.
Another of my gripe, where is MoneyPenny and Q? Not yet employed? Then, they should change Judy Dench.
Another one, in the opening song, there is only a 2 second show of the leading lady face. That is all of the womanly aspect that you will see. No women figures running around in leotards, or women kissing the pistol barrels. No women anywhere!!! Haiya!!!!!
Ok, last one. James is veeerrrryyy gullible. No brainer since this is the first mission. But come on, a lady cries and you want to marry her? Sheesssshh.
All in all, this James Bond is quite tame. I know there is the scene on sex (if there is not, it is not James Bond!!), and a bit of explosion. But, come on...killing by drowning a guy in a teeny weeny sink?? Or bombing a building waaaaaaaaayyy behind your enemies?
For asthmatic people, please bring your inhaler with you. With all the running scenes, you will be quite exhausted.
Looking forward to :
a) Eragon. Read the book, gleefully waiting for the critics to shred the movie.
b) Cicakman. My friends saw the movie and gave it 10 out of 10. Wow. Am trying to find the date to go and see the movie.
Currently reading : The Eldest. (Hey, I detest the series but once I start a book, I really have to complete the series. Thank God it is a trilogy and the third book is not yet out. If it is a 7 series books like Harry Potter.......Eh, no...it cannot be, since The Inheritance Trilogy is a copied from Harry Potter).
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.