Sunday, December 03, 2006

Blond Is Back!

What a terrific 007 that dashing young Daniel Craig makes. If you're prepared to ignore the mousy hair and FA Cup ears, that is.

I trundled down to our Granville Megaplex (2 screens) last night, hoping not to be the last person on the planet to see Casino Royale. I wasn't disappointed, as it appeared that the vast majority of the pit bull-tugging, smelly socks brigade hadn't seen it either. Although it rather shattered the dramatic illusion when some charmless oik bawled out during the obligatory love scene: "GO ON SON, STICK YOUR TONGUE IN."

Bit of a shame, too, that John Cleese's splendid 'Q' has been replaced by a Mr Sony, with Viagro laptops and Sony Ericsson mobiles in virtually every shot. In fact there was so much product placement that, not content with just plastering Virgin Atlantic all over the screen, they had to crowbar Sir Richard Branston into the film as well.

Still, having watched Bondie get his danglers tenderised with a knotted hawser, I was well prepared for the short walk home, during which I was accosted by another band of track-suiters with the cheery salutation: "GEEZER! GEEEEZER! GO' ANY RIZLAAARS?!?!"

Oh well, if you can't beat them, join them. I'm off to get my Brosnan pierced.


Jeremy Jacobs said...

Pleased you survived the Rizla attack.

How does this CR compare to the spoof version from 1967?

adem said...

I watched it down the Granville on Wednesday and the funniest bit was when someone was returning from the lav and almost fell over right in front off me.

I couldn't stop laughing, but wasn't sure if he'd had too many sherberts or had in fact been hit by a sniper.

Dangerous place that Granville.

Eastcliff Richard said...

I was never much of a fan of the spoof version actually. I think this one's pretty gritty, a welcome breath of fresh air (something the Granville could do with as well). DC makes a very good Bond, despite the sticky-out ears. Almost Connery-esque.

I'll certainly go and see the next one at the cinema, as opposed to waiting three months and then just going and hiring it from Blockbusters. Maybe not at the Granville, though, unless they start handing out free gas masks.

Anyway, by the time the next one's out we'll have a 35 screen multiplex out at Westwood, eh Adem?

Justin Brown said...

That new Bond is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I certainly wouldn't mind piercing his Brosnan, either.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Oh dear, JJ, it looks as if someone's taking the wee-wee. Is that you, Lucy? What have you done to our poor presenter chappie? He looks like a cross between Ali G and Jimmy Saville!

Frances Oapen said...

Give the guy a break he wouldnt look too bad if he got himself a hairpiece.

Ellee said...

I thought this film was great too, loved the shower scene, DC is a much more human Bond.

Lucy Mail said...

Look, that's the last time someone suggests that I'm homosexual before people start becoming asexual!!!
I wouldn't do that to Jermy, he's just not worth the bother, the silly, self-important soft-head.
But I know a man that would.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Not the... the... Raider!?!?!?!

Lucy Mail said...

I'm not too sure. Thought I recognised the turn of phrase and some inflections, but not convinced yet.
Anyway, I'm sure, whoever it is, that they wouldn't want their cover blown (unless they are actually gay, that is!).

Eastcliff Richard said...

Hmmm. Maybe I've been a bit hasty, jumping to conclusions. I was just getting overexcited at the prospect of dear Rammy being back in town, but alas it would appear I was mistaken.

I do seem to be going off half cock a lot recently. Perhaps I should invest in some of those pills I keep getting emails about.