Top critical review
You're better off going straight from Casino Royale to Skyfall.
9 January 2019
More than anything the movie shows it's age with the seizure inducing quick cuts and awful attempt at 'modern tech' (you can see why they just decided to blow MI5/6 up in the following films).
Craig is excellent as Bond, as he always is. The issue is his nemesis, who falls very flat. Doesn't seem all that evil and doesn't seem to do all that much. The story is fuelled by expositional dialogue ending up falling flat on the hard notes it reaches for.
I watched this because I had originally missed it at the cinema. I love Casino Royale and Skyfall. I thought Spectre was a lacklustre but fun. This is simply a bad film.
Honestly, you're better off just pretending this one doesn't exist and going straight from Casino Royale to Skyfall.