Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Movie Review

Hi guys! Sorry for the no-blog start to the week but I had class Mon/Tues and I had enough time to either write pages or blog - writing pages won. No class today and I'm just itching for all the good food I'll be eating tomorrow. So today I have time to blog and I'm going to do movie reviews because I actually managed to see two movies last weekend.

First up: Borat
Review: I'm not going to waste anyone's time. The cliff note version - silly, stupid, unfunny men humor. And really, REALLY gross scenes with ugly, out-of-shape men naked. No woman wants to see that but unattractive, out-of-shape actors always seem to want to show us their flaws. Ick.

Second up: Casino Royale

I was really scared about this movie. I'm a huge Bond fan - have the dvd's, love the character and the stories. So anytime there's a "new" Bond, I'm nervous. But let me put your fears to rest by saying - I loved this movie! The plot was great - gone was the "cheese factor" (as my lovely editor, Leah said) of the previous Bond films. There's a bit of fun with technology, as always, but not to the Get Smart extent we've seen in the past. The storyline was good, the writing was excellent, I absolutely loved the dialogue.

Soooooooo, only one item remained - what did I think of Daniel Craig as the new Bond?

One word - Perfect!

And that's the one thing I never expected to say. God forbid, I hack off some people here, but I like him so much better than Brosnon (and we're not even going to talk about Dalton). I like him better than Sean Connery - jury's still out on whether he'll beat Roger Moore.

I had huge doubts when I say pictures. I thought he wasn't good looking enough. He lacked the polish of Brosnon. I didn't know that I would warm to him. But I did.

Craig brought back to Bond what I think has been missing for some time - all facets of the man himself. Craig played the polished parts well. He wears fancy clothes and orders martinis with the best of them. His delivery of the clever, funny lines that Bond is famous for was right on target. Best of all, he has a rugged manliness to him - that hard side of Bond that enables him to be a killer when necessary - and he played all facets fabulously!

And the looks? Well, let's just say that this man has charisma oozing out of him. If you're unsure if Daniel Craig is sexy before you see this movie, I don't think you'll have any doubt when you leave.

So that gives Casino Royale two thumbs up and a hot flash from me!


Tori Lennox said...

I usually don't see movies these days until they hit Pay Per View or DVD. But the ads for Borat (plus all the bad press I've heard on TV) made me want to avoid it all costs. I'm glad you confirmed my suspicions. :)

And I have to confess I had serious doubts about Daniel Craig as James Bond. But he does look dishy in the ads. Much dishier than I expected. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - If you want to splurge on a movie, I would definitely recommend a 2 hour plus Daniel Craig event. (naughty, naughty) But oh so fun!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Jana!

I've been one one of those people who didn't think it was such a big deal he was cast as the new Bond. And I'm glad he's doing so well!

Anonymous said...

'm also a huge Bond fan but his looks had me believing this movie would be a dud. Now you've convinced me to give him a try :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Kelly - no big deal? Blasphemy! You absolutely must worry over any new Bond man. :)

Hi Wendy - You're right where I was last week. Let me know what you think after you check him out!

Reel Fanatic said...

Mr. Craid did indeed rule as the new Bond, and I see at least five more 007 movies in his future .. I just hope he's now taking the time out to gloat to all the haters who doubted he could pull this off

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi reel - Craig certainly has room to gloat. This is the Bond we've been needing for a long, long time.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Kimber An said...

I know a fine British lady who would have you drawn and quartered for saying anyone could be better than Sean Connery!

Jana DeLeon said...

ha kimber - she'd have to see the movie first, then quarter me after - if she still wanted to that is. :)

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