I know I am 5-6 months behind the rest of the world, but I do not get to the theatre often. I feel no real need as I have a better experience at home watching upscaled DVDs on my HDTV and surround sound system.
So this past weekend via Netflix, I rented Casino Royale. I was not prepared for this movie. I thought I was, as everything I heard was that this would be a bit more brutal version of James Bond (Daniel Craig), as well as, more true to the character as written in the original novel. What I was not ready for was the love story with Bond Girl Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). In fact, to me, the 2nd half of the movie was a love story and better than the first half.
Eva is a tremendous actress with an unbelievable range of character, both in acting and in looks. When I finished watching the movie, I could not shake her character. I was not sure why she committed suicide. Instead of feeling the loss, I was more confused. It did not seem to make sense. M's reasoning gave some insight, but I felt it was very weak with a lot of holes.
I have heard that in the book version, it builds up to the suicide, but in the movie, it just comes out of nowhere - no reason. Maybe I missed it or I need to read the book.
I found an interview with Eva on YouTube where she is hauntingly striking.
Her eyes...I can not wait to see what is next from Eva.