My beloved and I had a date night last night - dinner out to our favorite Mexican food place and then back home with a rented James Bond movie to watch. It was the latest one - Casino Royale. I fell asleep after about the first 15 minutes.
In Bond's defense, I was way tired. I'd been going on about 3 hours of sleep per night for several nights in a row so my body was ready to collapse. (I guess I was not a very fun date.) But had the movie been even a BIT more engaging, I might have at least made it till 10 PM.
I have no objections to some chase scenes and flash in a movie. But this felt like that was all there was. Little things like plot and character development seemed entirely secondary to the explosions and menacing looks.
We have the movie for five days...I MAY take another look at it once I'm more rested. But I doubt it. I have better things to do with my time - like cut my toenails.
I've been a bit ambivalent about Bond films for years. I love the old Connery classics (ok, I admit it, I could watch Sean Connery read the phone book and consider it entertaining!) but never cared much for the others.... until Pierce Brosnan came on the scene. After totally dismissing him as an actor when watching old Remington Steele episodes it finally became evident that this guy had something to offer. In my mind, Brosnan will always be the best Bond.
How about you? Who's your best Bond?