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…
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 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.
Unsatisfying successor to "Casino Royale" might have been quite good if it had a little better script and a director who did not mistake confusion for excitement. It has some interesting action sequences that might be quite good if you could actually see what the hell was going on and Daniel Craig commands enough interest to keep you with him throughout. Not really as bad as I remember it being, possibly the disappointment of its failure to live up to its predecessor has waned and my appreciation of Craig's interpretation continues to rise. It's not great, but its not terrible either.
This rarely feels anything like Casino Royale, but in the end, Quantum of Solace packs enough bullets to make itself somewhat worthwhile.
Boring. Quantum of Solace is, I'm assuming, not a good Bond movie. I still have next to no experience with this series, but based off Casino Royale, this is an extremely poor showing for 007. It's not even a good action movie. It's poorly shot, poorly edited, poorly paced, emotionally detached, and dramatically inert.
The story is nonsense. I still really have no idea how it connects with Vesper. But basically, Bond's out to uncover the organization behind Vesper's murder. Along the way, a bunch of non sequiturs ensue.
Up until this point, I've had nothing but positive experiences with director Marc Forster. Finding Neverland is a charming and effective film. And World War Z is one of my favorite…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I keep giving this movie chances. Whenever I see it, I keep trying to like it - hoping that this time, I'll uncover something hidden that'll keep the experience from leaving such a bad taste in my mouth.
I know there were problems behind the scenes, and the industry-wide writers' strike caused a massive problem for the production. But man...
As you might suspect, Daniel Craig is solid. His great take on Bond is about the only thing to make it out relatively unscathed - though I do take issue with the scene where he 'parts company' with Mathis. It is too uncaring, even for Craig's Bond, and does his character no favours in the film.
Mathieu Amalric's Dominic Greene…
Surprisingly boring for the amount of action that was in it. For the first 45 minutes, there is about 10 minutes of an action set piece for every 5 minutes of dialogue. Revenge is the main theme of the film, but much like an actual act of vengeance, the movie leave you mostly unsatisfied. Marc Forster should have really toned down the 'symbolism', the shear amount of it was simply ridiculous. The constant changes of locale did not help make the movie feel coherent. The only thing that was somewhat surprising in a good way, was that Olga Kurylenko's and Daniel Craig's character did not end up together in the end.
Best 007 movie . Awesome!
Disappointing after the excellent Casino Royale. My biggest issue with this one is that it doesn't really feel like a Bond film. Just a decent, but generic action movie.
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