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Quantum of Solace January 23, 2009

Posted by oldboy in : Cinema, James Bond , trackback

Well this felt almost like a TV episode of James bond it was so short and unsatisfactory as to answering any questions raised in the film or the previous one. That’s not to say that Quantum of Solace is bad, in fact it’s quite good but by the time it got to the big action ending set piece I thought “what? already?” it came too soon. Since a sequel was a sure thing after Casino Royale fans were eager for a continuation of Bond’s story, people had even suggested the title “Property of a Lady” but the film doesn’t deliever as deep a story as many had hoped for.

I had hoped for a little bit more character development and a little more vulnerable Bond like that of the last film as I don’t want to see him become completely cold just yet. We’re still in the second film of the Craig era and Daniel Craig is such a fine actor who plays Bond with such acceleration and brilliance that I don’t want to lose that opening character and becoming a caricature of Bond. Judi “I don’t give a shit” Dench gives a bad ass performance. In QOS. M and Bond have a closer relationship, beyond just been Bond’s Boss she does sympathise with him and cares what happens to him, even Bond admits that she is almost like a Mother.

Some beautiful scenes such as the Opera House scene. Inspired by “Cowboy Bebop”? The action is well…great action and well shot although I don’t recommend blinking during the Car chase at the start for you might miss something. There’s a bit of conspiracy undertones in this which I hope they will continue in the next film since they didn’t develope it much in this one. I felt that there might be more to Tanner than meets the eye. Greene wasn’t much of a Villian, only a figure of a larger organisation and one whom got his ass kicked by Bond quite easily.

If you watch this film as a continuation directly after Casino Royale it makes for a better movie. As a standalone film it doesn’t hold up as well as it has little else other than action scenes to sustain it.

Favorite Quote: “It’d be a pretty cold bastard who didn’t want revenge for the death of someone he loved” - M


1. Pardeep Bhakar - January 24, 2009

I thought this Bond some was very good, my only critique would be that it was very short. Over years the tones of Bond have somewhat been panned for being cheesy and pretty much sterotypical. This new Bond breaks the ice! Its rougher around the edges and fresher than a summer’s breeze. I could only guess what would happen next as it was not that predictabe.

The thought the plot was pretty good and it was pleasing to see no big rockets and madness to take over the world!

Please a longer Bond next time!

2. Kris - March 28, 2009

i saw the movie finally on dvd. It’s one of the better bond movies i saw.

With Daniel Craig there is more action in it.

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