Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…
Quantum of Solace
For love, for hate, for justice, for revenge.
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 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…
They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies.
With Casino Royale being a huge hit, Sony Entertainment decided they wanted a sequel in theaters 18 months later. Sony you say? Yes, they're the major shareholders of MGM now and apparently calling the shots when it comes to James Bond. Michael G. Wilson, who is Cubby Broccoli's step-son and now co-producer of the Bond Films along with Barbara Broccoli (Cubby's daughter), said that while Casino Royale focused on terrorism the sequel would focus on environmentalism. What's more exciting then environmentalism for a spy film? Watching paint dry perhaps? With no director…
So, the journey ends here. Well, for now. The 22nd of 22 Bond films to date until Sam Mendes chips in with his contribution to the series later this year. He must be pretty pleased that some of the pressure is off knowing that he is following up this dull effort from the normally reliable Marc Foster.
It all starts off very promisingly with a breathtaking first half an hour, and with the intriguing premise of carrying on with the story from Casino Royale. But then, very quickly, it completely loses its way and becomes a very dull story about a group trying to gain control of the water supplies of Bolivia or something.
I don't know, I suppose when…
My biggest question with this movie is what I would think of it if all my knowledge of the Bond franchise were erased. Ultimately I had some fun watching it, but without any of the previous movies to do the heavy lifting of characterization and emotional investment this would just be another bland action movie. There are plenty of fights or chases, and if you're a fan of the Bond franchise (or you just want some mindless action) it might be what you're looking for, but all the work has been done already and this does nothing new. Action scenes with characters we already know, but no effort to make it more interesting than that.
There's a running joke in the movie about Bond killing all the potential leads, and I feel like without Skyfall Quantum of Solace may have committed that very crime with the Bond franchise.
Of the three Daniel Craig Bond films, Quantum of Solace is often regarded as the weakest. While this is the case, it doesn't mean that Quantum of Solace isn't good. It's an interesting movie and is the first formal Bond sequel put on screen. Quantum of Solace is interested in the aftermath of Vesper's death, and the impact it has on Bond. The greatest success of Craig's Bond films is that Bond is portrayed as a man, and man who isn't impervious to pain, love, heartache, and vice. The film also offers two lovely, resourceful, and tenacious Bond girls with Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton. While the Bond films aren't exactly on the leading edge of advancing female characters, they…
Like On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Licence to Kill before it, Quantum of Solace is a film far more ambitious than it is good. The difference between this film and those two is that at least they came at a point in which Bond was engulfed in formula and in need of a refresher. This being a follow-up to the incredible Casino Royale makes this something of an oddity; why mix up the formula when the formula has yet to be established?
Quantum of Solace's ambition comes into play in more than simply casting Bond as a murderous rogue agent, but also in the construction of its action set pieces. Though none of the action sequences in this film…
This film gets a bad rap, but I'm really on the wavelength with the things it's trying to do. It's not overly successful -- the writer's strike really does make it feel barebones, and the action is largely incomprehensible, but it's trying to be it's own thing, and in a series as formulaic as the Bond franchise, I consider that to be a breath of fresh air.
Foster brings a unique and compelling visual style to the film, as well as a political sense that's long been missing from the series. The main problem with the flick is the editing, which chops up the action into incoherence, and even seems to move the transition scenes by much faster than necessary.…
Bond with emotions!
Shite. What happened?
Watched on Blu-ray Disc - 02/18/15
Despite the reboot success of Casino Royal, this follow up slightly misses the mark.
Still a decent bond movie
Filme fraco, indispensavel mesmo. Horrivel de assistir na minha opiniao. O unico ponto positvo eh a presença mais ativa de uma Bondgirl, que foi meio ausente em Skyfall.
A pretty shitty loud action movie with the "007" name duct taped to it. Lots of duct tape. The action set pieces were fucking boring, and I loved Casino Royale, a movie ostensibly about dudes playing poker!
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