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Old 04-10-2007, 08:50 PM
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Yes, the remake! And yes, I take issue with Casino Royale!

Okay, let's look at this sensibly. Can we all agree that Casino Royale is supposed to be a reboot along the lines of Batman Begins? Just chuck the faulty assembly line process and start over.

Avengers is not a reboot. It's a remake. They're different. Avengers was able to make fun of itself and did so without revervation. They weren't afraid to insult the cliches of the genre. Besides, Avengers was clearly set in a parallel universe, just like Agent Cody Banks. We were never meant to take it seriously.

Casino Royale is a reboot. They said "everything that comes before never happened." We were clearly supposed to take it seriously.

Critics operate on different procedures. Fanwankery is NEVER supposed to play a role in what they do. Against union rules, so to speak. Critics are trained to look at Casino Royale as a spy movie, as it's own entity, nothing more. I can't do that, and I wouldn't if I could. I'm a pigheaded lout, conceded.
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