Monday, November 20, 2006

so yesterday it was just me, lots of popcorn and Bond. a well-deserved solo treat. :-)

was watching a movie all by myself on the big screen after 3-4 years and it felt good if a bit strange. a sense of freedom from the usual.

was it as good as the old ones? different I'd say...grittier, a bit soppier with the love angle which is eventually doomed and never to return, and definitely more menacing with the new guy. The birth of 007.

I am not going to gush ad nauseam abt the lead actor. He is smouldering...and pretty convincing with the stunts and violence. Looks vulnerable in the right moments. And I stand by my last post. :-)

The sort of ingredients, acute charm + suaveness + comic timing+formulaic bits etc, that the Brosnan flicks had in dollops, are done away with.

Leaner and meaner. and hotter.

10 comments:

Nee said...

Haven't seen it yet! Hopefully this weekend!

Phoenix said...

sample it. :-)

Ms Burden said...

I'm so OUUUUT of good flicks... please, recommend me some goos shit

Phoenix said...

hey laila, why not start with this one - casino royale, pretty good stuff...Borat and Saw 3 would be the other memorable, albeit in totally different ways, reccos - tho I am yet to sample them myself!

qsg said...

hehehe...i am still gushing over him...and his response to Martini...Does it look like I give a damn...all this after giving the guy the recipe of making one! :p

But, yea, he was too romantic in this one...didn't expect him too - also the girl is very different from what you usually see! :)

Phoenix said...

its like they're deliberately trying to subvert the cliches attached to Bond...a bold move, anyway...and the bitch is dead... :-)

Nee said...

What??? Phoenix, qsg...a spoiler warning would have been nice!! Tsk, tsk!

Phoenix said...

aww, sweetie, sorry...just didnt remember you hadn't feasted yet!
:-) but anyway its hardly what you wd call a hitchcockian turn of events...it had to be.
btw, was quoting a line from the flick, not casting aspersions on the lady in question.:-D

Claire said...

Glad you approved - I think I need to see this soon!

Cxx

Phoenix said...

claire, this weekend then?! am sure you won't be too disappointed. :-D