Quantum of Solace
starts where the last Bond film, Casino
Royale, left off.
This 007 thriller still has all the stunts
involving motor bikes, jet fighters, fast cars, and lots of hand-to-hand
I did miss the fun and crazy toys, but
there are still lots of good new stuff that can deliver the punch
we are all used to watching.
Although the style is changing a bit, the
dead-pan humor is still there, and I'm thinking Daniel Craig
should be the most popular 007 for many, many sequels to come
-- and the kids love him too.
Bond is back and as icy as ever.
The action picks up not an hour after Casino Royale
ends, along the treacherous roads of Monte Carlo -- but the director's
quick cuts nearly destroy this and other action sequences.
More action hero than spy, he avoids all
the cliches once associated with his license to kill: no one-liners,
no "Bond, James Bond," and the gadgets are kept to
And what's up with all the stairs?
Still, it's an exciting tale in exotic
locales and the current state of the world.
Agent 007 is a very enraged, angry man
and needs cheering up in Quantum of Solace, a cold and
vengeful chapter in the James Bond saga with little interest
in holding the tale together and even less in the kind of sensual
pleasures and high-life thrills once anticipated from movies
about Her Majesty's best-dressed secret service agent.
The world Bond lives in in this film is
a serious mess, where everything he thought was good turns out
to be bad, and everything is upside down.
Nobody knows whom to trust.
The thriller is filled with over-the-top
action and a story that's impossible to follow, but that's no
bother in a Bond flick, in my opinion.