Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Time: 106 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

Storyline:

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and “M” sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on “M,” all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene’s way. “M” wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale?

One review

  • The film is OK but it is NOT Bond. Where’s the gun barrel opening? Where’s the Monty Norman theme (rarely heard)? And Daniel Craig is not the looker that Bond is supposed to be. The character he creates on screen is too angry, the mood is too dark, and the music is all wrong. If I try and rate this movie as a stand alone film, I would rate it higher. But as a Bond film, it is way off. The director does not capture the spirit of the character that Ian Fleming created.

    The Q branch does not exist in the film. And in this day of high-tech gadgetry? Moneypenny is gone. Bond is just as dark as the villain. It seems as though he’s on a constant vendetta – but with a serious chip on his shoulder. He doesn’t care about anything or anyone (remember, Bond did marry). And since when does Bond get all bloody? He’s supposed to get the bad guy, get the girl, brush off his tux and save the world all over again. That’s why I go to see Bond! It’s a great recipe; why mess with it?

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