Bond gets selfish, blond in ‘Casino Royale’

Michael Castro

On Nov. 17 a new James Bond was born, and this time he is blonder and more vicious than ever. In a time where revamping franchises is becoming increasingly popular (i.e. “Batman Begins”), “Casino Royale” hits the scene trying to jump-start a Bond franchise that has gradually lost its appeal since the last star change in “GoldenEye” (1995). Pierce Brosnan’s following Bond films still maintained the hype and anticipation that would pack the theatres, but it developed obvious Bond clich