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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.
A Bond film that doesn't feel like a Bond film. Ends with the gun barrel sequence - which typically begins these movies - as if to indicate this weird experiment is over and that Bond will truly be back in the next movie.
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QUANTUM OF SOLACE OR
THE BORED ULTIMATUM
After the worldwide smash hit (and admittadly overrated) Casino Royale in 2006, director Marc Forster tried to rekindle the grittiness of the new Bond with Quantum Of Solace.
All you really need to know about this plot is that Daniel Craig is Jason Bourne... Oh, sorry, I meant James Bond, but to be honest, it's easy to mistake it. Quantum is basically just all the Bourne movies but with some poppycock subplot about the Bolivian water supplie, which I don't think people outside of Bolivia even care about.
To sum it all up, the actings mediocre at best, Mathieu Almaric at worst, the action is most of the time incomprehensible thanks to appalling…
After having watched all 4 of the Daniel Craig Bond movies, it's easy to look back and see that the first one was the best and the second one was the worst. Although all of the storylines tie in together and lead to the next, this one dragged by the slowest and was a little bit hard to understand at times. Now that I think about, after watching it the first time I haven't watched it since.
This film is not greater than the sum of it's parts, but some of it's parts are actually great. The script is patchy at best but Daniel Craig continues to build on what he started in Casino Royale and presents a fascinating take on James Bond. The pre-titles and Tosca sequences are both outstanding, as is David Arnold's score. Mathieu Amalric's villain is a little tepid, but not without interest. Much better is Olga Kurylenko, whose Camille is a really good partner for Bond.
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Every time I watch this, it just keeps getting better. The film that people love to trash is one of my favourite Bond films (ranked third). It's the most visceral Bond film ever made. The rushed editing enhances the action scenes in a film that is otherwise grounded in a basic corporate plot to monopolise water in Bolivia.
I love it when they make a Bond film that is as bare bones as this, without the extremes of a ridiculous villain, the likes of which we would get later in Skyfall. Greene is merely a facilitator. I've heard criticisms that Spectre's villain retroactively makes the previous Craig Bond films less impressive due to his apparent puppeteering of the villains from…
For all it's faults (which are legion), I still enjoy this one.
I take it with a very large grain of writer's strike salt and dream about what the series could have been had this movie continued the trajectory of Casino Royale unimpeded.
Less action, poor plot but although it has less action it's still an entertaining Bond flick
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.
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