Quantum of Solace
HERE is my original review for Quantum of Solace from Myspace.
A couple years after the release of Casino Royale, Daniel Craig returned to the role of 007 in Quantum of Solace. This movie was touted as being the first direct sequel to a previous Bond Film. There were elements in From Russia with Love that were holdover story points from Dr. No, but this film literally starts where the last film ended. It was a tough pill to swallow, but i liked Casino Royale so much, i had faith in EON Productions.
Recently i had the opportunity to watch both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace back to back and i have to tell you, this is the perfect way to watch this film. Although i think the film is totally fun and works as a standalone adventure, i think that watching them back to back is way more epic.
Casino Royale had the longest runtime of any 007 outing and Quantum of Solace had the shortest. The movie is fast paced, slick and full of excitement. I have a feeling that the producers were trying to address some of the issues that average audiences complained about with Casino Royale. Whereas CR was mostly about plot and character development, QOS was filled to the brim with action. I liked that Quantum took that 60’s era spy thriller look of Casino Royale and took it to the next level. The movie felt incredibly 60’s, while maintaining a timeless quality to itself. I think that Marc Forster did a bang up job and i feel that David Arnold put out one of his best 007 scores with QOS. Daniel Craig was great, once again, and i liked that there was no laser fights in the film.
Other than a few ugly CG shots in the film, i really enjoy it and the short runtime makes it a fun movie to pop in the old Bluray player whenever i am in the mood for a good fun Bond adventure!
★ ★ ★ ★
Well folks, it has been a long time coming, but this is my final review of EON Production’s James Bond franchise. The image above is the final shot that we see of Daniel Craig as 007. I am hoping that this will not mark the end of Craig as Bond. I keep hearing about how Bond 23 is in trouble, due to the fact that even though the franchise is stronger than ever, MGM can’t seem to come up with enough money to continue making films. I hope that they have the smarts to sell the rights to the Ian Fleming character to a movie studio that will allow for Daniel Craig and Company to return. I would hate to see the world go unsaved. No matter what happens, i will keep my fingers crossed and my martini cold, because i believe that…
JAMES BOND WILL RETURN