Die Another Day (2002)
of James Bond films.
Michael G. Wilson
(based on the novel by Ian Fleming):
goodbye to the intellectual, suave, arch-British Bond and hello to the
running, sweating and inexplicably romantic Bond with an ever-present
diva facial expression. It definitely is a leap, maybe also because of the
largely different subject matter the Casino Royale story touches upon.
seems like a good idea to bring Martin Campbell (GoldenEye)
back into the director's chair, but his work here is inconsistent and
weary. He makes the film come off as over-plotted and too serious.
Pierce Brosnan's humour and confidence is sorely missed as Daniel Craig
gives an energetic and appealing performance, but without knowing
where to take his character. In the end, Casino Royale is too
soft and unable to maintain the necessary level of suspense to be able
to rejuvinate the series.