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.
"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…
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…
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…
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.
This 22nd James Bond film was actually a first. The first real sequel in the franchise, this had a secret agent on a revenge mission after the death of his lover Vesper. This film does lack the intensity and glamour that Eva Green provided for Casino Royale and with Martin Campbell being replaced by Marc Forster, this does dip in form from Craig's debut as the legendary MI6 agent.
From Italy to Bolivia via Haiti, Craig's Bond does his usual by killing someone in every country he visits as he racks up the body-count in relentless fashion. Even more detached than usual, this is the most cold and ruthless the normally flirty secret agent has ever been. With even his…
My trawl through the Bond Blu-ray boxset finally comes to an end with perhaps the most frustrating film in the entire franchise.
Y para no dejar de lado a Daniel Craig seguí hoy mismo con Quantum of Solace. Recupero ahora la opinión de noviembre del 2008:
Hoy, último jueves de noviembre, es Acción de Gracias en todos los territorios de norteamérica salvo México. Las noticias al otro lado del charco son pocas o nulas dependiendo del portal en el que mires. Así que aprovecharé para recuperar un post que tenía ahí pendiente y que es la opinión del último film de James Bond.
Este pasado fin de semana pude acudir de buena gana a una de las ineludibles citas cinematográficas del año, el vigésimo segundo episodio del renovado e impactante subgénero en que se ha transformado, con merecimiento, todo aquello que rodea…
Good enough, but more an epilogue to CASINO ROYALE than an actual movie.
My favorite Bond film. Great story, acting, even the song is great. If your looking for mechanical crocodiles this isn't the Bond for you.
You don't need Alzheimers or dementia to completely forget anything that happened in this movie.
This movie is just freaking weak to me and others.
Not nearly as good as Casino Royale, but Daniel Craig is still hot.
Quantum of Solace is a continuation of the story from Casino Royale. Bond is out for revenge for the death of Vesper Lynd. The film is very short. Many of the trappings of a traditional Bond film are lacking such as humor, spy gadgets, and a visit or two from the Quartermaster (Q). The action is almost nonstop. Some people might find this film lacking as a standalone film. I think it works fine as a continuation film. Some additional things could be fleshed out more like the identities and motivations of the puppet masters Bond is chasing and how the fetching MI6 agent who comes to take Bond home is captured; 15 or 25 minutes of screen time could be added easily. Homages to Goldfinger and Chinatown are nicely done.
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