Watched Casino Royale over the weekend and I have to say I was underwelmed.
Accepted it's meant to be reboot of the franchaise and yeah Daniel Craig was an interesting, perhaps inspired choice for the lead. But where was the humour to temper the violence of some scenes? However it's great to see Bond getting beaten and the scars lasting beyond one scene instead of using some sort of Star Trek style reset.
You either love or loathe the fabulous gadgets from Q Branch. They were all gone in favour of running around, more fights and double crossing. I miss those gadgets- was there not even room for a pen that turns into a one-shot death ray LOL? Sure he had a tracking devise that enabled the backroom boys in London to monitor the hero but this was meant to be James Bond and I expected more. This looked more like any number of competent Hollywood produced action-adventure spy movies and not Britain's most loved spy.
On another note. Doctor Who returned to our screens this weekend. Wow- that was only the first episode! Can it get any better?