It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s the 2006 take on Casino Royale.

Daniel Craig’s first outing in the shoes of Mr Bond returned some grit to the role that Sean Connery originally made his own. It may bear the same title as an “unofficial” 007 flick from the 1960s that starred the likes of Peter Sellers, Orson Welles, David Niven, Ursula Andress, Deborah Kerr and Woody Allen but, needless to say, this Casino Royale dials up the action considerably – and the world travel! From Prague to Nassau and Miami to Venice, the story of 007 is rebooted, as James earns his license to kill, and soon gets to use it while embarking upon his first mission – defeating a terrorist-funding private banker in a game of poker at the Casino Royale in Montenegro.

Casino Royale

Four reasons why Casino Royale rocks:

1. Pierce Brosnan replaced with a new and improved model.

2. The locations!

3. The cars! Especially the new and classic Aston Martins.

4. “Do I look like I give a damn?”

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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.