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November 17, 2006

Casino Royale: A must watch movie

Filed under: My Life,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 2:36 PM

Ok first a disclaimer, I am not a very big James Bond fan. I mean I liked the latest movies but I wouldn’t go back to watch the old ones over and over again. I loved the books though, Ian Fleming is one hell of a writer. This movie is based on his book by the same name which was the first James Bond book.

Me, Vinit, Surabhi, Pranav, Aarti, Tintisha and Jessica went for the first day first show today morning at 12:01 am. It was worth the time and effort. For some reason the theater for not that crowded as what I had expected (It was only half full) But I guess it could be because it was a Thursday night. We sat all the way up in the top and really enjoyed the show.

The best part about the movie was that is is completely different from the usual bond movies where Bond is this smooth character with all the cool gadgets that let him perform the most impossible mission with style. The Bond in this movie is a little rough on the edges and there are no cool gadgets involved (Q is not even shown/mentioned). He is a darker and more emotional character.

The movie started off with James Bond getting his 00 status by making his two kills, (which was a great way to start the movie) and then continued to build up on that great start. I loved the chase scene in the first 10 mins of the movie. The movie has some great action scenes and the casino scenes were really well directed. The movie kept true to the book for the most part with a few minor changes, but to tell what was changed would spoil the movie so I suggest you go watch it yourself. If you haven’t read the book and are not planning to you can get an idea of its plot over here

I didn’t like the movie theme song though, I think it was pathetic (I really liked the Golden Eye theme song).

Once the movie was over, we (Me, Vinit, Surabhi, Pranav, Aarti and Tintisha) went for a late night snack to some diner. The food there was awesome. We were there till almost 5 am. Got home at 5:30 am, went to bed at 6:00 am and woke up at 7:45 am. So a bit tired and sleepy
but it was worth it. Below is a photo that I took at the diner of all of us:

Group Photo at the Diner

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya


  1. why is it that both you and vinit have conveniently forgotten to mention jess’s friend?

    Comment by subhi — November 17, 2006 @ 3:34 PM

  2. Jess was there with a friend?


    Comment by Vinit — November 30, 2006 @ 5:53 PM

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