Reviews and Problems with James Bond: Quantum Of Solace
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Quantum of Solace
23 May 2012
Excerpt: Bond and M are interrogating the captured Mr. White who appears to be part of a very secret organisation called Quantum, an organisation nobody has ever heard of. Still, they must be quite powerful as White manages to escape with the help of M’s bodyguard who suddenly also seems to work for Quantum.
Excerpt: James Bond (Daniel Craig) has just endured a brutal chain of events, but he has captured the man who killed the woman he loved, now taking him to be interrogated. As it turns out, the man is involved in a secret organization known as Quantum, which Bond is dispatched to look into.
Excerpt: There’s only one love scene. Q is nowhere to be seen and there’s nary a gadget in sight. The dialogue is almost entirely ‘wise crack’ free and a lot of people wind up dead. Bond is back, and he’s pissed!
Summary: Look at these last two Bond films as really one film in two parts. I do understand the need to reboot the franchise. Obviously what has worked in the past might not entertain the modern audience.
Excerpt: 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 the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Conclusion: Quantum of Solace is an exceptional James Bond picture that was unfairly maligned by critics. Perhaps the film's abrupt beginning, which starts without alerting audiences to the plot of the previous film, caught viewers who weren't intimately familiar with Casino Royale off guard.
Excerpt: All right... for those of you who haven't yet seen this film, know this right up front: Quantum of Solace isn't the NEXT James Bond film. It's the second half of the last one. Casino Royale and Quantum together tell a complete, self-contained narrative - effectively the origin story of this new...
Conclusion: 'Quantum of Solace' simply isn't as good as 'Casino Royale.' However, it's still a pretty kinetic and engaging enough action-thriller -- it's just too bad Bond is starting to feel so generic he doesn't feel like Bond anymore.