Everyone and their sister has probably seen and
reviewed blogged about this film, so I’ll just offer up some food for thought. Casino Royale’s success is partly based on the fact that the filmmakers were able to “reinvent” bond. Daniel Craig is neither as stylish, debonair, or manipulative as the older James Bonds, but that’s because we’re watching a man in transformation.
Casino Royale was the first Bond novel, so it’s safe to assume that as the follow up will show us a Bond that’s morphing into the one we know and
love recognize. How much of the success of this film is based on the fact that it’s much more grittier than earlier Bond films? Will it be as exciting once the whole “reinvention” cycle is complete? Lastly, how many more Bond films starring Daniel Craig can we expect to see?
My prediction is that the next one will be just as good, and ideally they should let it go at that, but studio execs will want to milk it a little further, giving Craig a total of 3-4 Bond films under his belt. You heard it here first.