Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Anthony Lane for the New Yorker on Casino Royale

It sounds like Casino Royale is aiming to do for Bond what Batman Begins did for Batman; make it edgy again. This is probably for the best as Bond films were starting to look a little stale even if the box office numbers remained solid. We'll see how audiences respond to an edgy Bond, there isn't as clear a case for change as there was for Batman but it should restore some artistic credibility which is a risk but offers the possibility of a more glittering future than that of new episodes in a series whose formula was set some time ago.

Anthony Lane's review, which I found via the American Scene, is a good one if you want to get excited about the film.

1 comment:

Gracchi said...

I haven't seen it yet but Bond needs to become a little more edgy- I thought that the last two films were both quite weak.