Reviews and Problems with James Bond: Quantum Of Solace
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Movie overall 5
Shaken but not Stirring
28 September 2014
Excerpt: I had occasion to watch this again last night and was reminded why despite, the excellent acting by Craig, the amazing stunts, the beautiful locales and the promising script, QoS is one of my least favorite Bond movies; in part for what it is but much more for what it could have been. Quantity of Suffering might have been a better title for this film since that is what it causes any who watch this disappointing train wreck.
Summary: This movie is a toss-up since License to Kill. A corny and weak plot so unimaginable winds up being concentrated on something else. Also the movie is short despite five good action scenes and there's nothing else special in this one.
Excerpt: After Casino Royale reset the franchise and breathed fresh life into the character of Bond, Quantum immediately follows it up with a well staged but overly familiar bullet-riddled car chase. Bond is then chased by men with foreign accents atop motorcycles/speedboats/jet fighters and jumps out of a plane without a parachute. Again.
It's violent, gritty and filled with gret intentions to follow up, but
21 January 2012
Excerpt: I declared Casino Royale to be the best Bond film. It had more substance than any of them and style/class to spare. Craig fits extremely well as the cold yet sofisticated Bond from the novel and carries Quantum of Solace. Daniel Craig is the film's greatest asset, only Judi Dench is second to him here. This is not a bad film, I find it to be good action film, but has less substance and lacking style that Casino Royale had. The story and villian is definately weaker here.
Excerpt: James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes after businessman environmentalist Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric). bond meets Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) who has plans of avenging her families death. Bond asks help from René Mathis since he feels M (Dench) mistakes him for a killer. Dominic owns majority of Bolivia's water supply and forces Medrano (Joaquin Cosio) to accept a new contract that makes Greene Planet Bolivia's sole water utility company for higher rates.
Summary: I am a huge Bond fan. I have read the Flemming novels and I have seen all movies. Quantum of Solace is my favourite Bond movie by a mile. It has everything that you could want from a bond film. Awesome action, excellent acting, hot Bond girls, a realistic plot and a realistic villain with a genius plan. The car chase and fight scene are better shot and easier to follow than anything in the Bourne films. They're hard hitting and thrilling to watch.
Summary: I haven't seen Casino Royale yet, so I didn’t have the big expectations that many people did going into this movie. I wasn’t blown away, but what I saw was a decent action movie. Daniel Craig was excellent as James Bond, although he is really the only actor whose performance is worth noting.
Summary: The plot is just slightly too complex to follow, the Bond-girls aren't quite as stunning, and the writing is not quite as polished as its predecessor. "Quantum"'s primary problem is that it had to follow "Casino Royale". A moderately-fun action movie, an adequate addition to the Bond franchise, but a below-average sequel. Regardless, it's still worth a look. Maybe even two or three.