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Having just seen the latest James Bond "Casino Royal", I have to say this movie is product placement par excellence. I spotted two Maseratis:
- red Spyder with black top
- black GS

both outside the hotel of Casino Royal. The AM "S" gets destroyed. There is also a 1962 classic AM (same as Bond drives in one of the early movies).

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How 'bout the movie. Is Craig up to the role?

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Casino Royale World Premier Report

I watched the film and was so dissappointed. It was NOT a Bond Film in my opinion.

No gadgets.

No "bond" music - David Arnold should be replaced ASAP

Very boring long Poker sequences (will lose most people - especially kids)

Locations were not as exotic as in old bond films - should have shown more of the locations with exotic women.

A distinct lack of gorgeous women ( no I am not turning gay). I have met some of the Bond girls from previous films by the way (excuse me for bragging).

Absolutely rubbish jokes ( was wondering if it was a comedy)

Storyline was poor.

Very bad casting ( why was Ade Infante (big black bloke plaYing a london gangster in Snatch) was cast as a 10 million pound poker player?) It was just as bad as casting Madonna and Oliver Skeet (dread lock ex-crap showjumper and pseudo-celebrity).

Very poor taste in showing James Bond naked and being tortured by hitting his testicles. Kids will be watching and especially in front of the Queen.

The title sequence was rubbish - there was only one Maurice Binder.

The title song was utter rubbish and Chris cornell didnt come in black tie!
Bring back Shirley Bassey or Gladys Night.

Only good thing I could think of was the fight scenes were very good and very violent but might not be suitable for very young children.

It ended rather abruptly sort of halfway.

I shook Daniels Craigs hand and it was a limp handshake - not like a real man. Maybe it was like that because he was shaking hundreds of hands.

Barbra Broccoli was very nice and looked very slim. I had my picture taken with her. Michael G wilson was very nice and I thanked him for all the work he put into past films when I shook his hand.

Jaykay walked too fast and ignored me. Sting was rude because he didnt want a picture taken with us but I thanked him for all the work he did for charity.(he looked very slim and young).

ALL IN ALL IT WAS NOT A BOND FILM - BUT I KNOW THAT IT GOT GOOD REVIEWS. I AM LOOKING AT IT FROM THE POINT OF THE AVERAGE MAN AND NOT INTELLIGENT UNIVERSITY EDUCATED CRITICS.
ANYWAY YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR OWN MINDS AND SEE IF YOU AGREE WITH MY VIEWS.
 

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007 said:
I watched the film and was so dissappointed. It was NOT a Bond Film in my opinion.

No gadgets.

No "bond" music - David Arnold should be replaced ASAP

Very boring long Poker sequences (will lose most people - especially kids)

Locations were not as exotic as in old bond films - should have shown more of the locations with exotic women.

A distinct lack of gorgeous women ( no I am not turning gay). I have met some of the Bond girls from previous films by the way (excuse me for bragging).

Absolutely rubbish jokes ( was wondering if it was a comedy)

Storyline was poor.

Very bad casting ( why was Ade Infante (big black bloke plaYing a london gangster in Snatch) was cast as a 10 million pound poker player?) It was just as bad as casting Madonna and Oliver Skeet (dread lock ex-crap showjumper and pseudo-celebrity).

Very poor taste in showing James Bond naked and being tortured by hitting his testicles. Kids will be watching and especially in front of the Queen.

The title sequence was rubbish - there was only one Maurice Binder.

The title song was utter rubbish and Chris cornell didnt come in black tie!
Bring back Shirley Bassey or Gladys Night.

Only good thing I could think of was the fight scenes were very good and very violent but might not be suitable for very young children.

It ended rather abruptly sort of halfway.

I shook Daniels Craigs hand and it was a limp handshake - not like a real man. Maybe it was like that because he was shaking hundreds of hands.

Barbra Broccoli was very nice and looked very slim. I had my picture taken with her. Michael G wilson was very nice and I thanked him for all the work he put into past films when I shook his hand.

Jaykay walked too fast and ignored me. Sting was rude because he didnt want a picture taken with us but I thanked him for all the work he did for charity.(he looked very slim and young).

ALL IN ALL IT WAS NOT A BOND FILM - BUT I KNOW THAT IT GOT GOOD REVIEWS. I AM LOOKING AT IT FROM THE POINT OF THE AVERAGE MAN AND NOT INTELLIGENT UNIVERSITY EDUCATED CRITICS.
ANYWAY YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR OWN MINDS AND SEE IF YOU AGREE WITH MY VIEWS.


So what did you really think about the film?



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2/10 as a bond film

6/10 as a thriller/action film

worth going to the royale premier-would have been beter if I met the queen.

I should have asked Barbra and Michael if I could be the next James Bond.

You know that the real James Bond is 5'8" wears ordinary cheap clothes off the peg (not Brioni), drives a ford mondeo,wears a Timex, has a beard and goes to the mosque regularly , speaks fluent Urdu , uses a name like Abdul and grasses to M16 for £20k a year! No not me!!!
 

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Not looking good... :mad:

Sad, but will go and see the film. The Guardian gives it a good back-up critic today (yep, I know, by uni-educated snobsters)
 

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ALL IN ALL IT WAS NOT A BOND FILM -
I plan on seeing it tonight.

Last week, in the spirit of movie anticipation - I went and purchased the Omega Bond LE watch. So now I'm wondering, am I going to be ashamed to wear it?
 

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I am considering buying it but its an automatic so should I buy it ? I will have to wear it almost everyday or have to fiddle with it adjusting the date and time everytime I decide to wear it. I tried it on and the dial looks fantastic but not impressed with size and weight.(I prefer a heavy and slightly larger dial). At £1850 in UK it should feel its £1850.

I have the 40th anniversery one and am happy with it but I still have to wear it within 48hrs or I have to adjust the time and date.

I wonder how much Omega are paying Daniel Craig and to EON productions for product placement.
Am looking forward to what the publics reaction to the film is.

BY THE WAY GUYS THAT CAN AFFORD TO PLAY MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN A SINGLE HAND IN POKER DO NOT SWEAT!!!
 

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I haven't seen it yet but going to see Borat for the 4th time tonight, can't get enough of that movie. Maybe I should see Casion Royale hmmm.
 

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I really liked it. It is about the beginning of Bond. He's still practicing his lines - finding they get a good reception etc. It wasn't perfect but I thought it was very good and exciting.

As for the Maseratis, I noticed quite a few coupes, spiders but I didn't see any Quattroportes. Just Jaguar XJRs, Bentley Flying Spurs and so on. Maybe Ford/Jaguar is getting back at Maserati for stealing sales of their sedans.
 

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"Angelina" was in the Bond movie - well not my Angelina but her cousin.




Re: Bond watch

I picked mine up last week. Since the Bond movie didn't embarass the genre, I can wear my "OH-MEE-GAH" (oh, how the Brits can destroy the language :) ) without shame.

 

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I really liked the movie. In some ways it is what I wished they were making all along. The Bond in the books was a dark, brooding sort of fellow - definitely a tough guy and Craig got that down well. Lack of gadgets, tons of women etc was really more like the books. Roger Moore was, to me, the antithesis of the Bond that Ian Flemming created. There was at least the slightest bit of possibility of some of this stuff happening, vs rogue rockets placing mirrors in space to reflect lasers. I really saw Connery in my mind while reading the books years ago. All in all, very good - I'm going back to see it again. Oh, btw, in the books it was definitely Rolex - Submariner or Seadweller can't recall...

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I gave up on Bond when he traded in his Aston for a BMW.

The only reason he's driving Astons now is because Ford offered the filmakers $20MM to put their cars in the films. That was the same year the girl in the film (whichever it was) started driving a Ford Thunderbird.
 

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Then you wouldn't be happy seeing Bond drive a Ford Escort rental car in this movie :D
 

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Bcube said:
Then you wouldn't be happy seeing Bond drive a Ford Escort rental car in this movie :D
Rental cars are fine. When he drove a borrowed Lincoln Mark VII (VI?) when he was in Louisiana, that was cool. He pimped that out pretty well. But when the studio started selling his car to the highest bidder--that was lame. That BMW ad at the end of that one movie with him driving his little Z3 convertible down a country road in CUBA (where there aren't any Z3s, der) was just blatant commercialism and lame-o.

Sorry, I'm a car snob :D
 

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Sorry, I'm a car snob :D
That's O.K. I am a Bimmer and Beemer snob myself. It is obvious why Bond went to BMW (and OMEGA) during the Nineties. He needed reliable tools for the tasks at hand. :)
 

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Saw the film last night - spotted 2 Maserati's...

Great film, like the way it is more like the original stories & am a fan of Daniel Craig as Bond.

Not too smooth & a bit dangerous - to kill that many people & be that ruthless you have to have that sort of streak that the new Bond portrays.

Also his bod is fit!!

Go see :D
 
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