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.
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...