Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quantum Of Solace

While it's not as good as Casino Royale, this is definitely a worthy predecessor. The action mostly consists of chase scenes of one variety or another. The editing of these scenes is frustrating at times. There are so many tight shots and quick cuts - often to parallel events happening elsewhere, like a horse race or opera - that it can be difficult to follow at times. There are still some great moments, especially when the chasing stops and the fighting begins.

There's not as much sex in this one as some of the previous Bond films, but I guess that makes sense considering this Bond is in mourning. It's an interesting take on Bond, but it will be nice to see him moving on in the next one. The two Bond girls are appropriately gorgeous, and both of them serve the story very well in their own ways.

The villain is probably the weakest link. He's just not very memorable in a "Bond villain" kind of way. It would have been nice if they gave him some kind of interesting quirk to set him apart. Unless shrieking and swinging an axe around counts as a quirk.

If you're a fan of James Bond, then this movie is very much worth your time. And for some people it will be worth seeing for the Star Trek teaser alone. Very tasty.

1 comment:

brian said...

"Unless shrieking and swinging an axe around counts as a quirk"

Yeah, that was an odd scene. I thought Bond spent a little too much time fighting him. Considering how quickly he took out trained fighters/bodyguards it felt out of place watching him struggle with a wildly swinging lunatic.