Casino Royale -- Fantastic Flick

I managed to catch a showing of Casino Royale over the weekend...it was excellent.  The Wiki sums up a lot of my feelings about the picture...IMO it's a great movie that just happens to be a Bond flick.  No deluge of cheesy one-liners or over the top special effects, the action sequences are as raw as they are physical...in short Craig's take on the Bond character is the best I've seen yet.  The movie itself is engrossing and captivating, again not just some razzle dazzle light show attempting to woo audiences with a parade of gadgets...it provides a nice insight into the "softer" side of Bond.

Highly recommended; leave your assumptions and pre-conceived notions at the box office window though.  Definitely a must-see for any fan of the series.