Quantum of Solace (2008)


It’d be a pretty cold bastard who didn’t want revenge for the death of someone he loved.

— M

The blond Bond is back in the first true sequel in the James Bond franchise, Quantum of Solace. Daniel Craig puts on the impeccably tailored suit again after his explosive debut in 2006’s Casino Royale, which was one of my top ten favorite films of that year.

I was excited to that Daniel Craig would be back. When I heard the reports of stuntmen getting hurt and Craig separating his shoulder, I would worried about the quality of the picture.

Also, when I heard the new title of the picture, I was baffled. What the hell does that every mean?

My expectations dropped considerably when the movie came out in late November of last year. I didn’t want to see it. People were lukewarm to the movie. My suspensions were confirmed.

Last night, I decided to see the movie and I was BORED.  I never thought that a film could be such a yawn-fest.

The movies takes place a couple of hours after the ending of the previous movie. Bond (Craig) is trying to figure out the circumstances surrounding Vespa’s death (Eva Green). He is out for blood.

Bond and M (Judi Dench) learn about a secret society that the MI-6 doesn’t know about. They try to have M killed.

All avenues lead to an environmentalist giant, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) who has ulterior motives.

When Bond meets Camille (Olga Kurylenko), she thinks that he is an assassin that tries to kill her.

To repeat, I was bored with this movie. I did not care about the characters, especially the villain. He was so bland and generic. It was painful to watch.

Reprising their roles are Jeffery Wright as Felix, Giancarlo Giannini as René were wasted.

I have never been so disappointed in a movie in all my life.

Get your act together for Bond 23!

Judgment: Avoid this movie at all costs, unless you are an insomniac. This movie will cure you of that.

Rating: **


About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on April 10, 2009, in 2008, Action, Romantic and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I find Daniel Craig to be the best Bond ever, but agree that in comparison to Casino Royale this film wasn’t as good. It sat very much like the old style bond films with the bad guy being known from pretty much the first 15 minutes. No real twists and turns to keep it interesting.

    • People to this day are still saying that Daniel Craig is an awful Bond. No, Timothy Dalton was the worst Bond ever.

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