Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - MokkaMan
I went and saw Casino Royale yesterday. It was a little disappointing in terms of car action. They have the DB5 in shot a few times - but not doing much and the DB9 (Is this the awaited DB9 Vantage?) is also in shot a few times and looks and sounds marvellous on screen for the few minutes it is there (but is is hardly there). The film appears more to be more of an action thriller (it is certainly gripping and exciting enough and as you would expect there were excellent stunts) rather than what I would have called a Bond film. It could have benefitted from a few more meaningless trysts (with partners with questionable names) and some wonderful gadgets from Q branch to have done the job properly. I do miss the late Desmond Llewellyn saying "Oh do come along 007".
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - BazzaBear {P}
All the things which you are lamenting being absent are not really Bond. Read any of the Fleming books and you'll see that Bond is a much darker character than he's ever been portrayed as on screen so far. I'm going to watch Casino Royale tonight and am really looking forward to it.
Mind you, having seen the trailers I'm not very happy at what they did to that poor Aston! (Which is the new DBS I think).

On the subject of the rolling Aston, apparently they practiced it with BMW's and a 9" ramp. When they came to the Aston they used an 18" ramp, and still couldn't get it to roll. They ended up having to fire a cannon out of the bottom of it to flip it over.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Altea Ego
The ramp was actually 2 feet. It broke the suspension but the aston was too low and too stiff to make it roll that way so as you say the canon was used. It then broke the guiness world record with 9? or 7? rolls.

They lost a couple of cameras as well (one in the airport baggage truck stunt) where things did not quite go as planned.
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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Big Bad Dave
"They lost a couple of cameras as well (one in the airport baggage truck)"

Me too. Some B.A. luggage-handling low-life probly has it.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Altea Ego
Well if you land at Thiefrow Airport what do you expect
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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - artful dodger {P}
>>Mind you, having seen the trailers I'm not very happy at what they did to that poor Aston!

I have not seen Casino Royale yet, but I did watch the long film review with Jonathon Ross. Aston Martin gave them 3 cars to wreck in filming. Luckily they only used two. Makes you wonder who has the last one?


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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Armitage Shanks {p}
I think that the answer may be to view the film as broadly based entertainment and if you want car action watch the touring cars. This Bond film seems to have moved on from the laid back ,jokey style of Moore and Brosnan to a bit more of an action man who is the centre of the story rather than peripheral to locations and gadgets. Posted purely as a comment, not a sarcastic put-down BTW Gan!
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Altea Ego
Read any of the Fleming books and you'll see that Bond is a much darker character than he's ever been portrayed as on screen so far

Casino royale was in fact the first bond book. Bond was indeed a very dark and flawed character at first, and Casino Royal was a very dark book indeed that pushed the boundries of the time a little with respect to implied homosexuality and sado masochism. It did however lay the genre down with respect to the martini, the exotic locations, the gambling and the high life.
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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Nsar
My wife's great uncle wrote the screenplay for Thunderball and was also responsible for the line "The name's Bond, James Bond.
No motoring link whatsoever I admit but, hey?

Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Nsar
Dr No, sorry
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - MokkaMan
The film is gritty and definitely darker than usual. I think Daniel Craig sees it as a love story obviously with thrills and action along the way. The problem is at my age (I never saw Connery as Bond at the cinema - too young - I always think of Roger Moore as Bond because I saw a lot of his films at the cinema), Bond is a fantasy and I am probably more entertained by some of the fripperies that have been added along the way.

A couple of points. Daniel Craig, like Timothy Dalton , is a proper actor and I wonder how many films he will want to do and how he sees enough of a challenge. I believe "Die another Day", which I have to confess I liked more (invisible car and all) was the highest grossing Bond film of all time. Unusually a wiining formula has been altered. It will be interesting to see how the wider public reacts. The thing is it is a good film - it just does not really seem like a Bond film.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Lud
Quite liked the books when a whippersnapper, never could stand the films under any circumstances, silly, gimmicky and deeply vulgar. Haven't seen one for years even on TV and wouldn't dream of looking at this one. Strictly for under-15s. Go on, call me a spoilsport and ponce. I don't mind.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Altea Ego
Go on, call me a spoilsport and ponce

tell us something we didnt know ;)

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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Big Bad Dave
I once sat next to Piece Brosnan at the bar in Zen in Hampstead. He's got thin wrists and dainty hands. Not what you'd expect in a double 0 agent.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Altea Ego
Yes well, the kinds of bars you inhabit dave, all the blokes have thin wrists and dainty hands.

what colour hankie did you have hanging out your pocket?
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Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Big Bad Dave
Stood next to Ken Hom at the urinals in his own restaurant once.

He would have made a much more suitable double 0 agent if you know what I mean.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Lud
Do you mean you watched him washing his strangler's paws afterwards BBD? I hope he did. But if you didn't stay for that part of the operation, then no, I don't think I do know what you mean. Could you expand a bit?
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - tyro
C'mon, BBD. This is a motoring forum.

Tell us what kind of motors Messers Hom & Brosnan arrived in / drove / parked / whatever
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Big Bad Dave
Expert marksman with a large calibre weapon Lud.

Met Peter Gabriel in similar circumstances. Over-awed by his music. But mine is bigger.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - BazzaBear {P}
Go on, call me a
spoilsport and ponce. I don't mind.

There's no point now, you've taken all the fun out of it.
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Lud
LOL Bazza...
Casino Royale. A bit short of car action - Gromit {P}
"Tell us what kind of motors Messers Hom & Brosnan arrived in / drove / parked / whatever"

Mr. Brosnan drives a Ferrari (575, I think) when he's at home in Dublin. I'm hoping Mr. Hom drives something less affected than the scooter Jamie Oliver seems so fond of :-)
 

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