Wednesday, November 19, 2008

REVIEW: Quantum of Solace

The Synopsis

'Quantum of Solace' continues the high octane adventures of James Bond from 'Casino Royale'. Picking up literally hours after the previous film left off, after being betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Having captured Mr. White, and in pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and 'M' interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper to steal Bond's casino winnings is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious criminal organization known only as 'Quantum'. On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano. Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in Bolivia, giving General Medrano control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land which is, however, a main source of the South American water supply. In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists, and even 'M' herself, to unravel Greene's sinister plan and stop Quantum from getting its way

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
2 Stars
Michael Phillips:
2 1/2 Stars
Lisa Schwarzbaum: B
A. O. Scott: 2.5/5

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
166 Oh No, 204 No, 762 So-So,1487 Go, 1445 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes:
T-Meter: 66% (Fresh), Top Critics: 35% (Rotten), RT Community: 73% (Fresh)
Critics: 58 out of 100, Users: 6.5 out of 10
Yahoo Movies:
Critics: B Users: B-

My Review

Source Material: Direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale

Amazing: The only negative thing was the shaky camera.

Acting and Dialogue:
Brilliant: Daniel Craig puts in a decent performance as Bond.

Brilliant: It was decent but like I said before shaky camera.

Brilliant: Pace was good, also a decent story.

Brilliant: The sound track and score were both good

Special and Visual FX:
Amazing: Complements the action sequences.

B, It's a Bond film, why not.

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