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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…
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?…
"They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies."
Ironic quote considering the film has one of the most forgettable enemies of the series.
Quantum of Solace seems to exist because we had to immediately ditch everything that made Casino Royale great or we wouldn't have been able to move forward. It takes Bond away from the essential character development that immediately felt so inextricable from this franchise and its central hero to something completely inessential and what amounts to little more than a faceless, generic, bland action movie. The obligatory signifiers of Bond are here, but there's not enough espionage to make it a Connery Bond and there's not enough comedy to make it a Moore/Brosnan Bond. In…
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…
What..... on earth happened in this movie? Like even functionally, I spent the whole movie just feeling like nothing was going on, or someone was just writing the outline of scenes they felt were what Bond scenes were supposed to look like.
I also really dislike vengeful Bond. It is my least favorite type of Bond.
This 2008 action thriller, the 22nd film in the James Bond film series, is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright and Judi Dench.
When James Bond (Craig) seeks vengeance for the death of Vesper Lynd under orders from Mr White (Jesper Christensen), the British spy is soon caught up battling a much larger and more intricate crime syndicate that are pulling the strings.
Travelling from Italy to London, Haiti to Austria and Bolivia to Russia, Agent 007 will come up against businessman Dominic Greene (Amalric) who works for the Quantum organisation with a plan to monopolize a natural resource.
With the help of the beautiful and strong-minded Camille…
Enjoyed this slightly more on a second viewing, eight years later. In my memory, over half the film took place at the compound featured in the finale. So I enjoyed the fact that this is actually just as globe-trotting as any Bond film. I think this one benefits from a tighter narrative pace than the other Craig installments, it's also severely damaged by incredibly fast editing during the action sequences.
"It'd be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want revenge for the death of someone he loved." - M
The Rotten Tomatoes breakdown reads… “Brutal and breathless, Quantum Of Solace delivers tender emotions along with frenetic action. Not as good as franchise reboot Casino Royale, but still an impressive entry to the Bond canon.”
That’s a good summation, and I was surprised to see it rated “Fresh”, because several critics rank as the very worst (Rolling Stone, Slate) and I had friends who hated it. They said it had too much Bourne and not enough Bond. They felt it was just loads of action, too mean spirited, devoid of wit and style, weak Bond girls, etc. This criticism is similar…
James is always James and he could eat crackers in my bed but.... no evil characters, not much nudity and classic double entendres, minor drinking and NO GADGETS! We deserve more!
Greene Planet, run by Jools Holland look alike Dominic Greene, is buying land to 'protect' the planet. You can tell he's bad because he has a strange accent.
Quantum of Solace valt voor een Bondfilm behoorlijk tegen. Wellicht was de verwachting ook te hoog gespannen geweest, vanaf het moment dat bekend werd gemaakt dat Marc Foster (o.a. Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner) de regie op zich zou nemen.
De film komt over als een hapje, terwijl je een volledige maaltijd verwacht. Je wilt meer, veel meer. En het komt niet. Quantum of Solace komt sowieso niet over als een Bondfilm. Dat is een zin die in het verleden bij veel Bondfilms is gebezigd door critici, maar hier mis je gewoon cruciale elementen. Goed, Bond krijgt te maken met een mysterieuze organisatie, maar het is wel verdomd jammer dat door juridische rompslomp de producenten…
In Quantum of Solace le cose semplicemente accadono e come nella vita sappiamo poco di eventi che alla fine ci conducono in deserti e città.
A direct sequel to Casino Royale, (I do think the other 21 bond films made by Eon, were stand alone stories with very few subplots, that linked any of the movies). This film follows straight on from the plot of Casino. As James Bond (Daniel Craig), seeks information on who was behind the death of his lover Vesper. It starts at very exciting pace as you have a car chase and an assassination attempt on M (Judi Dench). James Bond has really just turned into Jason Bourne, gone are all the gadgets and the one liners (or very few of them). Bond is a man out for revenge. The Daniel Craig Bond, is one that means business and looks like…
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