Manolo says, it is the Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the young friend of the Manolo prevailed upon the Manolo to attend the screening of the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
Naturally, the Manolo had the low expectations.
Indeed, decades ago the Bond movies had become the formalized processions, as fixed in their parts and acts as the most solemn high mass, one that culminates in the miraculous, last-second transubstantiation of the earth-destroying bomb into the harmless object. (“Let us proclaim the mystery of Bond”).
And then there was the “acting”…the Manolo is still, decades later, scarred by the image of Roger Moore attempting to emote.
And so who would not be trepidatious.
Happily, the Manolo is able to report that the new James Bond movie is quite good, as is the new James Bond, the Daniel Craig. As the young friend of the Manolo said, the movie was “gritty”, which in this context is the very high praise.