Casino Royale

I watched this on DVD the other day, the first time I’d seen it since it was out at the cinema. It was such a relief, after the massive disappointment of Quantum of Solace, to remember why I loved this version of James Bond (before, I had always hated James Bond, for the campness and casual – or not so casual – sexism).

The chase scenes, the fight scenes, the conspiracies and gadgets are all amazing. And Vesper is a real intellectual match for Bond, which seems to be a one off occurrence.

And Daniel Craig’s blue eyes! That must have been lenses or filters or something!