Ok first off the James Bond character, is tall dark and handsome, just like me. Sadly Daniel Craig is blonde with blue eyes and does not look the part of a bond.
When he was walking into the casino, it was like spot the ball if you had never seen bond or didnt know who Daniel Craig was, then you wouldn't pick him out from the crowd.
The start of the film is excellent with the free running sequences and does give it a modern feel due to the hype of it. Personally I think the black and white bit, ok told the start of the James Bond saga, but so did the old David Niven Casino Royale.
People mention that it is griiter than any other bond film before, and I suppose in respects it is, and someone else has likened it to Jason Bourne.
Bond is Bond, not Bourne, Bond is shaken not stirred, but he was in this, but I suppose as it's really the first bond film, then he would be a rookie, but it just does not tie in with the other bond characters and does a disjustice to Connery, Brosnian and the rest.
I didn't like Brosnian or the first film he made, but after watching it a few times, it was very good and what bond should be about.
If this was an action film only, then it would have been a 4 star, because it's the death of bond, only a 3 star rating.
For this price though, it's superb entertainment.