Casino Royale is the 21st entry in the James Bond film franchise and my favorite after Goldeneye. Martin Campbell, who also directed Goldeneye, directs Casino Royale, one of the best James Bond movies ever made. This movie revived the franchise with a boom. Daniel Craig was criticized for being the first Blond Bond as well as for his height. I think he's fantastic and his portrayal, like Timothy Daltons, resembles the Ian Fleming novels. I was hooked to Casino Royale from beginning to end. It had wonderful and intense action sequences like the chase in Madagascar, great acting and an awesome soundtrack(something the Bond movies never seem to fail with). If there's one thing I didn't particularly love about this film it was the villain. While Mads Mikkelsen gave a good performance, the character Le Chiffre overall wasn't very memorable as a 007 antagonist. Granted I liked the character, but to me he was ultimately forgettable. Casino Royale isn't an ordinary James Bond movie, though, it is more of a James Bond origins story as it tells how the British super spy gained "00" status. Casino Royale is a refreshing and much needed revision of the franchise after the train-wreck that was Die Another Day.
In conclusion, not only is Casino Royale a delicious treat for 007 fans worldwide, it is also one of the best James Bond films to date. Why it is one of the best James Bond movies ever is simply due to the fact that Daniel Craig gives a great performance, as does the rest of the cast, alongside a great soundtrack, and breathtaking action sequences. In the words of my favorite movie critic Jeremy Jahns, Casino Royale is "Awesometacular".