I have no idea what the writer was trying to invoke with his/her constant references to aging, apathy, relevance, etc. - really depressing stuff for an action movie.
James Bond would not play Texas Hold’em. Way to try and capitalize on the bandwagon of Texas Hold’em players. Honestly, how many college students are out there a playing Texas Hold’em while drinking vodka martinis? May as well change the catchphrase to “Budwieser, bottle not tap.” It completely ruined the film. And what happened to the naked lady opening sequence?