By Stax After over a year of intense media interest, fanboy scrutiny and arduous production, Casino Royale -- the 21st James Bond movie. Reviews Counted: Fresh: Rotten: Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent Rating : PG (for intense sequences of violent. " Casino Royale " has the answers to all my complaints about the year-old James Bond series, and some I hadn't even thought of. It's not that. Even the opening song was lousy. When MI6 comes under attack, must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Other Articles Chicago Public Library's Summer Learning Challenge Helps Youth Thrive Chaz's Journal CHA Documentary Program Empowers Future Filmmakers Chaz's Journal Roger Ebert's Birthday RichardS Nov 22, This is not exactly back-to-basics Bond. Had the producers gone for a pumped-up clown of a bad guy such as Donald Pleasence's silly and irritating version of the latter, it would have completely undercut any sense of genuine threat to and consequently ruined the movie. A review should not be a list. The real ace in the hand is Craig. Still, the producers deserve credit for busting Bond at least partly out of the box. Watch it at Amazon. Vesper and James have a shower scene that answers, at last, why nobody in a Bond movie ever seems to have any real emotions. There is only one movie franchise that has twisted, turned and reinvented itself on so many occasions Click here to watch a clip. After earning his license to kill, James Bond's first mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist. Riding On The Beach. Easily one of the best, is not the best, Bond films since the days of Connery. But I learn from IMDb that the special credit for the "free running" scenes of Sabastian Foucan refers to the sensational opening Madagascar foot chase in which Foucan practices parkour, or the ability to run at walls and angles and bounce off them to climb or change direction; Jackie Chan could do similar feats.