17 November 2008

Quantum of Solace

Spanks - 4

Director - Marc Forster

Writers - Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade

Starring - Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench & Giancarlo Giannini

Release Date - 14 November 2008

MPAA Rating - PG

Quantum of Solace is the 22nd official James Bond film. It takes place immediately following the events in Casino Royale. Bond captures Mr. White and during his interrogation he escapes with the help of a traitor (who was M's bodyguard). Bond and M learn very little of the organization Quantum and using forensics from the traitor starts Bond's hunt to find out more about Quantum and to bring them down.

The film runs like a Bond film. He has no regard to public property, he doesn't give up, he doesn't follow orders, he uses his license to kill often and he gets the girls. I heard people saying that it didn't feel like a Bond film and it was just a spy thriller, but it felt very Bond to me.

The visual effects are still real and not 100 percent CGI. Some of the action sequences were similar to each other, which I didn't like and the one in Haiti was cut to quickly to tell what was happening, but those were the only 2 small problems I had with the action.

The film has nothing new and groundbreaking in the film making techniques, but who cares, not all movies need to be. It is a very fun film to watch, and very much worth seeing. It made me wish I was as awesome as James Bond. It is the best action film since Hellboy 2 and The Dark Knight and I can't think of any that will be this good until next summer.

1 comment:

rodney said...

Wasn't too crazy about "Casino Royale" - good film but not what you expect in a Bond film. Miss 'Q' - both Desmond LLewellyn and John Cleese (who did take to the role rather well). A female 'M' talks too much. Shame we lost some of the main Bond character portrayals through death. Although Judith Densch is starting to grow on me. Wish, she wouldn't talk so much. Watch the old M's face in some of the earlier Bonds and it is almost like watching Norton's face while Ralph Kramden is pontificating. The old M said a lot without speaking.

Still this is on my list of things to spend money on Ha Ha! Great reviews, Spanky...always enjoy your opinions.