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Casino Royale (1967)
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Casino Royale (1967)

Casino royal is a 1967 spy parody starring Peter Sellers in the lead role. Yes, it’s not really German movie, but many scenes were shoot in Berlin. So let’s get to it ūüôā

The plot focuses on an aging James Bond who comes out of retirement, along with his estranged daughter to take on SMERSH. Both then travel to East Berlin after picking up clues, where they investigate and solve the mystery around the deaths of international spies.

The movie was written by 11 writers and had a total of 5 directors. Each directed his own part and worked independently. The Berlin scenes are exclusively directed by Ken Hughes. Out of all these scenes, the one with the war room in Berlin got extreme popularity by the fans and critics alike. Some of the amusing gags are credited to Peter Sellers himself. After a breakpoint and a load of humor clichés, the movie plot ceases to make sense.

A significant portion of the Casino Royale film (1967) involves playing casino poker in high stakes. This adrenaline rushing game is portrayed as risky, daring and costly in Berlin. The baccarat master Evelyn Tremble (James Bond under the pretense) is highly skilled in playing card games at casinos. The main casino, Casino Royale, on which the title of the movie is also made, is shown to be run by secret agents. In the climax, this casino gets destroyed from the explosion of an atomic pill, killing everyone inside. While Sir James and Co appear in heaven, Jimmy Bond descends to hell. Yeah, that’s not what I would expect from gambling in a luxury place) By the way, today there are a lot of trusted online websites where you can play whatever you want. For example, there is a Svenskkasinon casino list with wide range of ¬†different gambling operators. So you can relax and don’t be afraid of being exploded))

Casino Royale garnered more than $40 million and was considered a huge financial success. This has mainly to do with the tag ‚ÄúBond‚ÄĚ associated with it. Critical reception, however, was mostly negative. Most critics to date regard it as the worst ‚ÄúBond‚ÄĚ movie and a chaotic, baffling affair. Audiences too initially liked the movie, but later reviews were not of much help. Till date, Casino Royale holds a 29% score on Rotten tomatoes, with most users describing it as disorganized, clich√©d and an absurd disaster. The movie was a pitiful spoof which earned on clever marketing techniques and the ‚ÄúJames Bond‚ÄĚ brand name.

Mostly a one-time watch, Casino Royale is worth seeing only if you’re a big fan of James Bond, or like to watch dangerous casinos hosting card games. Or even if you like to watch late 1960s/early 1970s comedies which are so bad that they are good.


The Hunt for the Hidden Relic
7.5

The Hunt for the Hidden Relic

Young archaeologist Steffen discovers a two-thousand-year-old tomb during archaeological excavations near Jerusalem. And there¬†is¬†an¬†old skeleton clutching in his¬†hand the instructions for¬†the supermodern video camera that have not yet come on the market and a piece of paper with the name Jesus. Steffen suggests that he found the remains of a time traveler, who visited the ancient Palestine, and the camera could capture the image of Christ. The sensational finding¬†that threatens the basics of world religions,¬†becomes a reason¬†for¬†violent¬†fight¬†between the powerful forces. And Steffen got¬†the encrypted instructions in his hand.¬†Persecuted¬†from all sides,¬†he hopes to solve¬†this incredible mystery, hidden in the¬†ancient monastery in the Negev desert where according to legend is “sacred mirror” with the image¬†of Jesus…


Fast Track: No Limits
8.5

Fast Track: No Limits

Four friends – Katie, Mike, Nicole and Eric go to work in the daytime, like¬†most of us, but¬†at night they have¬†a completely different nightlife. Katie works in auto shop¬†inherited from her father, who¬†spent a lot of years¬†repairing¬†a vintage Mustang.¬†Mike is a pizza guy.¬†Nicole is¬†a young woman, married to a rich¬†man a lot¬†older than her.¬†Eric is a¬†police officer.¬†Street racing, freedom, sex, exciting chases and easy money – it’s all there in the lives of four street racers.¬†Speed is the¬†real life for them. But once having made a choice, we must be prepared to pay for it, because everything comes with a cost…


Guardians
7.5

Guardians

The young girl – an orphan named Nina finds herself in not a very¬†convenient situation: her friend was murdered almost near her, and the murderer is none other than Thomas Backer, an arms dealer, who is known around¬†the world. Backer argues that it was self-defense, nothing more, but when he was told about the unexpected guest, the witness, who claims otherwise, the killer gives a command to find and get rid of the¬†witness. At the same time, Nina is put into Witness Protection program. She is supervised by trained¬†fighters, including a battle-hardened special forces soldier Max. However, after armed mercenaries find¬†“shelter”, it becomes clear only one thing – someone gave them¬†up. Nina and Max, who miraculously survived, start looking for a new shelter…