Quantum of Solace continues the high octane adventures of James Bond in Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Some one just kill James Bond already and end the franchise.
im not a fan of the james bond movies, to be honest i think they're cheesy and quite rubbish well this one takes it to a whole new level, they should stop making james bond movies, they're getting over rated and stupid... stop please stop. dont even watch this dont even give it a chance, think about the children.
This is my second review of this film. Not much has changed from the first one except that on DVD in plays much better watching at home. The reason is because you can understand those latin accents that were so hard to make out in the theater. As far as the film itself, I still think it was not up among the best of Bond. The editing was terrible. But Daniel Craig is great. By far the best Bond since Sean Connery. I have a feeling the producers learned a great deal from this film and the next one will probably be the best. Can't wait.
First the good news. Daniel Craig confirms in "Quantum Of Solace" that his fantastic debut in "Casino Royale" was no fluke. He is easily the best Bond since Sean Connery,and it's not even close. Now the bad news. This film is a major disappointment. While I totally understand and agree with the film's producers to restart the franchise,I can't agree with the decision to omit the familier things that make the Bond movies stand out from the rest. Where was the opening gun barrel logo? (Oh yea,they tagged it on at the end. That was dumb.) How come he did not say "Bond,James Bond"? Where is Q? Where is Moneypenney? Where was the tongue and cheek humor? In "Casino Royale",it worked because Bond was not yet Bond and establishing himself to audiences. A great idea. But here,we have accepted Craig and knew what to expect. It doesn't matter this was a sequel. It just doesn't work this time. And it didn't help that whoever edited the film was on a mind altering drug. The so called action scenes did not make sense. The movie moves so fast that you don't have time to take in the films locations. They could have easily filmed on some back lot and saved money. Where "Casino Royale" was considered too long,(I did not agree)this film is way too short. A little more scenes,some action that is watchable,and another director would have gone a long way. Lets hope the next one gets it right and takes advantage of Craig's talent. I can't wait.
THE WORST Bond film to date: Songs sung by screaming banshees, Cinematography jerkily discombobulating, Kurylenko is too Plain Jane & Craig an atypical wuss!
The only redeemable feature to the film is Dame Judi Dench cast as "M" - still - not worth the waste of time to watch.
I went into this film just like every other Bond fan thinking that it was going to be something of a good movie and it was a real let down. I was particularly disappointed because of the fact that this was the first Bond film to be a direct sequel of the one before it. Most Bond movies were just Bond on another mission to stop the world from being dominated while sleeping with the gorgeous women along the way and they tend to be made in a formula style. I had hopes for this one because of the fact that it could have been different but really wasn't.
I really enjoyed Casino Royale because it didn't stick with the typical Bond formula and showed that Bond can be portrayed in a different light while still being suave and bad ass. Then with Quantum of Solace they brought it back to being about action scenes with very little story. The story had a good premise behind it but when you think you were going to get story to help you understand what happened you get thrown into another set of action sequences and don't get me wrong they are entertaining but it leaves no room for anything else to happen other than Bond being put into action scenes. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good action flick but when you can almost say that there is too much action that's when it is a problem.
Usually in a Bond film you have the beautiful Bond girl do more than almost nothing throughout the film but this one doesn't have a script long enough to be there for any other reason to be there other than being a pretty face. Now getting to the story it is not hard to understand what is going on even though you never get enough time to get a full story setting in. You know whats funny, I think Judi Dench who plays M as a supporting role has more dialogue than Daniel Craig playing Bond the lead.
Daniel Craig is a really good Bond and continues to do well in the role but this time around they really didn't give anything to do than be in action sequences. I think I can understand why Daniel Craig wanted to do his own stunts because if he didn't he wouldn't have been in much of the movie. I wish they would have done it the same as they did in Casino Royale even though the film was directed by Marc Forester instead of Martin Campbell who directed the prior film. The way I see it is that for this film they wanted to make an ction film and in light of that forget to put in a story because the story feels forced in there like it was not in the original plan. If you liked Casino Royale you might like this one but to think that it might be as good or better than Casino Royale you will highly disappointed.
At The Movies
Quantum of Solace (PG) * * * *
Back in Bondage!
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Global film fans around the world can rejoice. Proving that his first outing as agent 007 was no fluke Daniel Craig renews his license to kill (and thrill) in Quantum of Solace, a rousing adventure from MGM Columbia Pictures now burning up screens at Oakridge Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatre, Esplanade 6, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City theatres across the globe.
Fret not over the somewhat awkward title to this film. Derived directly from a series of short stories written by creator Ian Fleming back in 1960 Quantum of Solace takes off where Casino Royale left off. Angry over the death of main squeeze Vesper Lynd our man Bond decides to track down who was responsible for the murder. Against the advice of his handler M this Ã¢â‚¬Å“rogueÃ¢â‚¬Â agent scans the globe in hopes of getting at the truth. Naturally, all those fits of rage lead 007 into more intrigue and even greater danger.
Quick trips to exotic locales such as Haiti, Austria, Italy, Peru and Bolivia are only a few stopovers in this man(or woman) hunt. Ultimately Bond learns of the involvement of a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene who is as rotten as they come. Plans in South America have something to do with a mysterious organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s efforts to control the oil supply of Bolivia or some other Latin American country. On hand to make this all possible is a corrupt general and plenty of international corporate powers ready to gobble up all the loot about to be generated. FoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s folly when you go up against James Bond.
Brand new locations and a sense of excitement take us back to the location work from the 60s when the Bond films gripped the world by storm. New director Marc Forster (MonsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ball) has a field day with all the action here which comes at you hot and heavy. All those quick edits may leave some dizzy with all the marvelous mayhem that occurs at breakneck speed.
And yes, there are girls. Main squeeze of sorts is Camille, a feisty Latin charmer played perfectly by Ukrainian born Olga Kurylenko. Cast as the madman Dominic Greene, a businessman cut from the same cloth as Auric Goldfinger, is the marvelous French actor Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).
As always, Daniel Craig (Layer Cake) is steady as a rock. Without question the best Bond since the original Sean Connery CraigÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s presence here is undeniable and definitely the guy you want in your corner should a fight erupt. Yes, there are lots of fights in this movie and the Aston Martin gets a grueling workout as well.
106 minutes flies by from the moment go in this heart-pounding extravaganza that true James Bond fans and new converts should embrace with open arms.
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