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Keeping with the theme of the week. I didn’t grow up loving this franchise but it’s one of the classics, and let’s be honest, Daniel Craig wears it well.

The theme is, of course, iconic!





Just my opinion, not as much fun as Casino Royale, but definitely put 007 back on track moving forward.

The film that marks James Bond’s 50th anniversary starts off with…his death.  I don’t consider it a spoiler to tell you this isn’t a short film, so what happens after that theme-wise is what keeps it interesting.  Can Bond and M adapt to the ‘brave new world’ of the 21st century?  Our villain this go around is played by Javier Bardem, who we all know can chew up a scene as well as anyone in the game.  I’m not a Bond expert so I can’t tell you where this guy ranks with the great Bond villains, but I imagine he’s in the conversation.  At times, creepy, intelligent, charming, (more often than not in the same scene), I was reminded at times of Heath Ledger’s Joker.  I don’t mean that as a left handed compliment; but hell, that’s not a bad place to aim for now if you’re trying to play a supervillain in a major action franchise is it?

There are plenty of Easter eggs in here for both casual 007 fans (like myself) and the hardcore Bond fans who have seen every film.  There’s darkness in this film, but there’s enough winks to the audience to let us know Bond is supposed to still be enjoyable.  And it ends in a place that’s a nice setup if (hopefully) Daniel Craig does the last 2 he’s contracted for.  He’s definitely earned it at this point.

‘Tis ‘good movie season’ folks, so expect more reviews than normal to end out the year…