I am a sucker for over-the-top action. Just read my review for MI:III. What's more over-the-top than a James Bond flick? Maybe Shaun's flamboyance, or Jon's retardation, but that's not what I came here to write about. Not today, at least.
Short review: This is a good Bond movie.
Slightly more detailed review: I like Daniel Craig as the new bond. I like sophisticated Bond girl Eva Green. I liked that opening action scene in Africa. I like it when shit gets destroyed. Like cars, construction sites, and buildings in Venice. I like ferrets against cobras. I like "you're not my type ... you're single". I like Ford and Sony propoganda.
What I don't like? Scripted poker drama. I don't like 4 players going all-in, all with premium poker hands. Do you know what the odds are of a flush, two full houses, and a straight flush, at the same time? Do you know what the odds are of pocket aces and pocket kings being dealt in the same hand? Ugh. It was just like Rounders. Gimme a break.
Anyways, watch this movie. Period.