Casino Royale - Parkour Chase/Battle
This scene officially ushered in the Daniel Craig era. With Pierce Brosnan gone, Craig displays his new take on the character, participating in a long chase/fight scene here that would have been far too tiring and undignified for past Bond actors to pull off. The new ripped James Bond is barely able to track down French parkour star Sebastien Foucan in one of Casino Royale’s early scenes. Craig does a lot more reckless brawling than we’re used to in a Bond movie, but he still manages to finish off the scene with a classic shoot-the-explosives-behind-the-bad-guys-and-escape sequence. Very fun to watch.
Highlight: Mollaka’s impressive parkour skills are pretty amazing. Bond’s ludicrous ability to catch the unloaded gun Foucan hurls at him on top of the crane is a close second.
IMDB "Fact!" Sebastien Foucan, who plays Mollaka, is one of parkour's main publicists and has appeared in countless other media events. In the earliest versions of this film’s script, the Mollaka character was known as Two Fingers.
What makes it badass: The juxtaposition of Mollaka’s freakish athleticism with Bond’s resourcefulness makes for an intense, unforgettable chase/fight scene.