Thursday, February 03, 2005


James Bond Will Return In Casino Royale

MI6 has articles about the new James Bond movie, a new version of Casino Royale, without Pierce Brosnan.

It's a bit unfortunate that Brosnan didn't have a clear "last movie" -- and it's also unfortunate that the recent movies haven't quite been able to live up to their potential. James Bond shouldn't really need to be the effects driven action movie -- there needs to be wit and cleverness. Fortunately, Goldeneye is one of the better Brosnan ones, so while we don't have Brosnan anymore, there's hope that we'll have another fresh start that will be good for the franchise.

Oddly, I felt for a while that James Bond was becoming increasingly difficult to justify in a modern setting, but I'm not sure. It's difficult to say how he actually fits into the modern era. Sometimes I wonder if doing them as period 1950s or 1960s pieces wouldn't be more interesting.

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