Casino Royal Film Analysis
out-of-bounds to declare that the previous three Bond films, each of which featured Daniel Craig as Bond, were pretty epic – especially Casino Royal. However, when you set the bar high, it can be a daunting task to live up to the original benchmark – though Skyfall made a valiant effort to do so. But, it was only a matter of time before the bottom fell out of this rapidly expanding and intertwining Daniel Craig marathon.
In the latest Bond chapter, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) – Daniel Craig is back as James Bond, unofficially tracking a terrorist at the behest of the now-deceased M (formally portrayed by Judi Dench). The confrontation with the terrorist leads Bond to the terrorist’s widow, Lucia Scaiarra (Monica Bellucci) – and then to the doorstep of a secret criminal organization, known as Spectre.
In the meantime, MI6, now led by the new M (Ralph Fienness), is in a state of flux – after being marched with MI5, under the watchful eye of Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott). Operating under codename C, Denbigh is seeking to combine the world’s intelligence community, and launch a “Nine Eye” program, which would effectively eliminate the 007 program, and allow them to have eyes all over the world.
While M, aided by Q (Ben Whishaw), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and Bill Tanner (Rory Kinnear), face their dire situation on the home front – Bond makes contact with Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who surprisingly has ties to Spectre. The interaction leads to White’s…