The first 48 minutes of this are insanely good. Heavy parkour action sequences, dizzying car chases, all kinds of crazy shit. The remaining sixteen hours drag a bit.
It’s a little startling – I just discovered that the last Bond movie I’d seen in its entirety was in 1987 when I went with my mother to see The Living Daylights. I was unimpressed with Timothy Dalton and when Remington Steele was the next batch I never once bothered.
Daniel Craig is a good choice, but I admit that I miss Q and Moneypenny and Sean Connery and/or Roger Moore running around an underground bunker.
Casino Royale isn’t bad, but for replay value stick with the ’67 version with Woody in it!