007 is back with a new face but not a new name. The movie took a plot from the first James Bond novel written by the original creator Ian Flemming back in 1953. The book "Casino Royale" introduced Bond as he first got his "double O" status in MI6 section. His mission is to play and win a game of poker at "Casino Royale" to stop the villain banker who supplies money to terrorist groups around the world.
The 37-year-old British actor Daniel Craig is a new 007 agent. Before the movie was released, die-hard fans and critics were skeptical of his potential to fill in the footstep of his predecessor. However, Craig proved that he could perfectly portray the world’s most favorite spy in his own charismatic way. He reinvented James Bond with style and it’s not hard to convince the audiences that he is 007.
The movie also starred a powerful ensemble of the cast, including Judi Dench as "M" and the beautiful Eva Green as "Vesper Lynd," another MI6 agent who accompanies Bond to Casino Royale. The sharp and quick-witted conversation between James Bond and Vesper Lynd at their first encounter is remarkable. Craig and Green really have an on-screen chemistry together. Their presences provide a relief moment in the action and twisted-and-turn plot of the movie.
5 stars out of 5. All in all, the movie is worth watching. James Bond franchise has never failed the audience.