A ranking of many of the action flicks I've subjected myself to over the years, rated 3 stars or more.…
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 "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.
WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK FOR!!! Sorry wrong spy film. But kind of accurate the second installment to the series was exactly that a #2. What is it about franchises that the 2nd film usually fails to impress? I don't know but Daniel Craig was kind of dull in this and the story didn't flow. It was actually quite slow at times hard to follow because of the dullness. Passsss.
Bond grieving Vesper by rage-killing everyone is oddly moving.
Also, Camille is hardcore.
Also, most terrifying villain, cause it's too real.
Also, the movie is bloody gorgeous and operatic and the best cinematography of the series.
Also, MATHISSSSSS. 🎶I will always lovvvvveee youuuuuu.🎶
In summation: Never handcuff Bond and then get into an elevator with him.
Much better the second time around. I've still some issues with the messy and too fast paced action scenes and the rushed plot.
Still I can finally appreciate the beautiful cinematography and especially the locations.
Creo que un personaje como James Bond se beneficiaría del tipo de narrativa serializada que se ha vuelto tan popular en las películas basadas en comics de Marvel, en la que cada película es sólo una parte de una gran historia. En ese sentido, Quantum of Solace intenta seguir la historia de Casino Royale, convirtiéndose en el tipo de secuela que no sólo profundiza vetas temáticas, sino específicas de una historia iniciada anteriormente. Es por eso que al fallar en su ejecución, Quantum of Solace resulta tan decepcionante. Las secuencias de acción están editadas incoherentemente en la mayoría de los casos, muy lejos de la claridad de Casino Royale, y el villano simplemente no está a la altura.
PS: la filmaron en mi país.
Prior review: letterboxd.com/matthewnoble/film/quantum-of-solace/
Fairly big meh. Not terrible, but nowhere near the greatness that was Casino Royale. Massive disappointment.
The one with the nauseating opening car chase scene...
I have some difficulty to appreciate this movie. After the great Casino Royale I was expecting another beauty with Craig as Bond. But instead we got ourselves a movie with an overcomplicated plot and fast editing. The opening sequence makes you sick. There are too many cuts and you don't know what is going one anymore.
Actually this movie is completely useless. It sorta ruins the previous one, meaning by that is that all the great characters from Casino Royale where ruined in here. Their story ended and that's it. There is no more to tell. But still, they found something.
The story starts directly from where we left off in…
When watched in a pairing with Casino Royale, this is a underrated Bond movie that's a favorite of mine. I know that's very much a minority opinion but something about it strikes a chord with me.
While going in I knew because of the masterpiece that was Casino Royale I knew it'd be very hard for any film to top it and do they think there's any possible way they could've? No but it definitely could've been better than what Quantam of Solace was which honestly feels like a random action film than a legit Bond film mainly because of it's very one note type characters and it's action heavy plot that is ridiculously short for a Bond film and while Craig (as does everyone may I add) tries the movie strips away most if not all of what made his character so interesting and compelling in the first film and didn't really need to be made and unfortunately a film I could never see myself watching again and I honestly would recommend worth skipping altogether but made me hyped for Skyfall which is sure to be better than this
This is all the films I own on DVD and Blu Ray. I keep on getting more so I'm going…