Following Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond finds the dapper secret agent avenging the death of his lover while uncovering an environmentalist’s diabolical plan to deplete a country of its most valuable natural resource.
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Surprisingly, time has been kind to "Quantum of Solace." Now that it's clear director Sam Mendes' run was designed to restore the frivolity of the Roger Moore era, I can appreciate "Quantum" for its meanness, its nastiness, and most of all the way the filmmakers were able to preserve a sense of tonal continuity with "Casino Royale." While it's nowhere as potent as that film, it nonetheless leaves a bruise.
I felt it got an unfair opinion placed upon it. I thought it was a worthy followup to Casino Royale. With great emotional charged action, best watched straight after Casino Royale to get the full pay off of it all.
Lesser than Casino Royale in creative ideas and an emotionally touching last block, better with a lack of fluff for energy. Forster's action style lacks consistency, using too many close-ups and rapid-fire editing, but can have an auteurist feel, like in the opera house shootout, one of the greatest moments of style in the series. Yet, the lack of wit, and another dull and unappealing main villain, hurt it the most.
I know it's an action film, a Bond movie, but god, is it boring. I think there are some good elements in the sort of overly cheesy way the old films used to do, I think Craig is excellent again and the narrative carries on relatively smoothly from the previous one. I think the total lack of emotion, or any care for the characters is a major weakness, as is the emptiness at the heart of it.
***1/2. Very smart James Bond movie filled with references such as "oilfinger" or winks such as the Swissgerman language spoken by Mathieu Amalric's sidekick. Bond is hurt, inside and also outside: I've never known a Bond so battered than Daniel Craig in this film. In short, a treat for those of you who wonder how an auteur can deal with a so politically correct franchise.
Balaceras, explosiones acciòn, violencia y...nada màs. Inedito en la serie, esta cinta esta concebida como un inecesario complemento de la anterior Casino Royale, y funciona, solamente si se ha visto previamente aquella. Lo mejor: Olga Kuryelenko, sin duda, la chica Bond mas bizcocho en decadas. Lo peor: la canciòn tema. No esta fea, esta OJETE. Cada vez se extraña aùn màs al fallecido compositor John Barry...