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Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after 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 that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
It's actually funny how the rebooted series that began on such an astonishingly high note comes crashing down all the way in this second chapter as Quantum of Solace fails to accomplish everything a sequel is usually supposed to and is a massive downgrade in comparison to its predecessor with only compensation coming from Daniel Craig's brilliant performance as James Bond.
Serving as a direct sequel to Casino Royale & picking up the story right where it was left off in the last chapter, Quantum of Solace continues Bond's quest for revenge against those responsible for Vesper's death & is assisted by another agent looking for retribution against the people who killed her family but their trail eventually leads them to a…
If "Casino Royale" was a distillation of almost every great element that makes Bond films Bond films, its follow-up, Marc Forster's "Quantum of Solace," does something completely different. It is a Bond film that almost completely strips away the recognizable veneer of gadgets, urbane spies, and casinos, leaving the viewer with a spare yet textured action film. If "Casino Royale" rebooted 007 in the tradition of the Connery 1960s Bonds entries, "Quantum of Solace" remakes Her Majesty's Commander in the shape of a stark action hero out of the chilly 1970s.
Forster's film, which, in its first departure from Bond tradition, is a direct sequel to "Casino Royal," finds Daniel Craig's James Bond picking up the pieces of betrayal and…
"If you could avoid killing every possible lead, it would be deeply appreciated."
Marc Forster clearly knows how to turn potentially great stories into bland and lackluster movies, first he destroyed Khaled Hosseini’s wonderful and powerful Kite Runner and only one year later this one. Some say not having a finished script led to such a disastrous Bond film and they may be right because this doesn’t seem to be the work of the same writers who created the fascinating Casino Royale.
I don’t know what does this supposed to be, is it a part of James Bond franchise? Then why its central character is so different from what we used to see in the past? It is a reboot…
The Journey to Skyfall ends with the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace!
And we're back to square one.
When talking about the issues with Quantum of Solace, many people like to say that this film isn't very Bondlike, and that it's more Jason Bourne. I can't help but disagree. The thing keeping Quantum of Solace from reaching the heights of greatness is that it's too much like a Bond film, just with the Craig grit attached.
What do I mean by that? Well... this film has too much damn action scenes. That wouldn't normally be a complaint, but for a film that relies itself on being an emotional epilogue to Casino Royale's story, it doesn't give us time…
There is something horribly efficient about you.
Where to begin with the many problems that plague Quantum of Solace? How about Dominic Greene? Keeping up with the colored named villains theme, this film has the worst Bond villain ever conceived, fueled by the dumbest motivation. It doesn't help matters that this villain was a complete wuss, which makes him unbefitting of a Bond villain. I get that modern villains don't need monocles and white furry cats to appear threatening (and Skyfall overcomes this hurdle quite well), but the least the writers could have done was make this villain more convincing. Something about Mathieu Amalric just seemed way too off to make his character any good. Was it his appearance?…
007 manic depressive suicidal fuck murder party. fever dream OHMSS sequel you never got. destined to be misunderstood.
Daniel Craig embodies the new James Bond more like a british fiend than a british gentleman, but this new kind of the movies is very entertaining with its bone-breaking action.
Basically a movie about Bond grieving for Vesper and surprisingly, I dig it (I can't believe that the main evil was government collusion with environmental crimes).
- Camille wearing sneakers and cargo pants to the final shoot-out.
What the hell:
- Why were the location fonts so distractingly ornate? Is this a school project slideshow?
Having been on a Bond streak lately, I thought I'd give QUANTUM OF SOLACE another chance, but alas, my eyes have been raped in just the first twenty minutes. I cannot handle the insane amount of jump cuts that give me nausea. If I want to throw up, I'll go on a roller coaster or watch Donald Trump give a stump speech. As much as I love Daniel Craig's Bond pictures, I have to give up once and for all on QUANTUM. On to better pastures with SKYFALL. C'est la vie.
After the high point of Casino Royale the Bond series came crashing down with a bang with this, a dull, joyless affair which seems like a clear attempt to copy the success of the Bourne movies with non-stop action, and an attempt at a poignant ending.
From the first beat the movie presses fast forward and skips any attempt at a plot in favour of action scenes which are just randomly strung together and clumsily edited.
But there is nothing worse than a non-stop action movie which just ends up being boring. The plot is nonsense and barely developed and a terrible bad guy in Mathieu Amalric who is one the least intimidating Bond villains ever.
The movie was clearly trying to set up a continuing storyline in the Bond series but it is telling that out of all the Craig movies, this one is largely ignored.
I'm in the minority but I believe this to be a fine film that does the rare thing in a Bond movie of trying to have a new cinematic style and go out of the comfort zone a little in a few areas. Not always successfully but I have seen it four times now and it remains very watchable. Craig does so much with very few lines. So he really is the man of action in this film, a blunt instrument, even his seduction of Fields is so very assured and with minimal effort. It feels very Bond whilst being not the Bond we're used to. Steve McQueen never spoke much either in his action roles and watching this film…
Casino Royale realism ran through the classic Bond filter, paring back story and character into gorgeous, kinetic, tactile action set pieces and exposition sequences (that Tosca scene may just be the best scene in any Bond). A revenge story appropriately given no room to breathe or grieve. An arthouse meditation on exploding hotels. In franchise and cinema history terms, it's scrappy and messy and perfect for the times.
I've always been a huge 007 fan (and old enough to have seen Dr. No in its original run). I've seen the highs (Goldfinger) to the absurd lows (some of the silly Roger Moore films) but this one is the worst.
'a quantum of solace'_first view_ab.so.lute.kick.ass. 111% satisfaction.
and the MK12 intro? ridiculous. don't these people know when to quit?
i hope not.
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