Quantum of Solace (2008)
It’d be a pretty cold bastard who didn’t want revenge for the death of someone he loved.
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.
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.