Chris Cornell and David Arnold’s title theme to Casino Royale -which was posted to US radio stations for circulation this Friday, reportedly- has made its way on to the internet. The track can be found through various means: Major entertainment websites have a portion of it on their sites, and it’s probably now available through various p2p networks by now.
In case you’re interested, the theme -which was greatly anticipated by Bond fans worldwide- has received mixed reaction among our CBn forum members. Some see it as it as a brave step for the franchise: ushering in a new era, others wonder why an American rock artist was picked at the height of his mediocrity to work on a cock-rock song that is meant to relaunch Britain’s greatest universal export, but sounds more fitting for the end credits of a Spiderman film.
Some see it as the spiritual sister to Wings’ 1973 classic Live And Let Die, others believe it’s as aggressive as a wet fart; that it’s an asinine, lyrically-cliched, fetid turd of a song with no remotely memorable hook and no discernible link to the musical world of James Bond. They may as well have gotten Nickelback or Bon-titting-Jovi to do it.
I don’t particularly like it in case you were wondering which side of the fence I lay on.
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Just in case you weren’t aware, Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting last January and is due for release worldwide on November 17th. Casino Royale will premiere on November 14th, but no-one’s allowed to go. The film stars Daniel Craig as James Bond and locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.