Quantum of Solace-movie review

November 9, 2008 § 23 Comments

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Someone please kill him! Well yes,he is James Bond alright,but come on how can he escape all those attempts to kill him? Let it be a car chase(the movie starts with Bond driving a Aston Martin in Seina ,chased by the bad guys as usual) or boat banging or the Aeriel  ,none of them can even tickle the guys shoelace!Seriously,Bond makes our wondrous tamil superstars look like mortals!

Daniel Craig  seriously looks old!The actresses are pretty good(ya and well its Bond movie,so he gets the girls).I liked the performance of Olga Kurylenko(who does the role of Camille) the best.

The movie is too fast paced,at times you are left wondering what is going on.There are a lot of “I will shoot and I don’t give a hoot” movies out there and this one is just one among the lot.The only reason why it even has this reception,i feel is because its a Bond movie.Compared to Casino Royale(this is a sequel to it) ,this is bad.
Story:-

Bond is out to seek revenge for the death of Vesper(The lady who dies in Casino Royale) and he meets Camille who it seems is also after the same person.The face of the enemy(it seems) is Dominc Greene( Mathieu Amalric) who heads Greene planet and is a member of the Quantum.He is involved in organising a coupde’tat in Bolivia and all he wants in return is a desert,but why? The Americans too seem to have a finger in the pudding.What on earth is going on? 

What exactly is Greene planet after? What is this Quantum?

Bond Never really gets his revenge.The movie ends with Bond walking away into the night in Russia.Of course Mr.White(whom he manages to capture in the beginning of this movie but manages to escape) is out and Quantum is seems to a mystery.

 

Final word:-

Well if you like Bond,then you might enjoy it.There weren’t many gadgets in this one.It is all about Bond chasing and being chased -cars,boats and planes.As I said ,the movie is too fast paced and it could have been slower.It got monotonous in certain places because I have seen those type of scenes before in other movies.In the next movie at least they should send a bullet through him or get him poisoned (like in Casino Royale).The music was superb,especially the opening song( Another way to die by Alicia Keys and Jack White)The acting was pretty good but still i don’t like Craig.Rowan Atkinson seriously is still better(Jonny English).

rating:-3/5(well after all its a dumb bond movie).

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§ 23 Responses to Quantum of Solace-movie review

  • jane says:

    haaa dumb ‘BLONDE ‘bond movie…
    [:)]
    Gee, but i’m a bond ka baccha, sooo i’m sure i’ll enjoy teh masala..
    will be watching it sometime soon!

  • handmaiden says:

    I used to love Bond movies with Sean Connery & then Roger Moore as James Bond, but this guy just doesn’t seem James Bond enough for me. I might see it when it comes out on DVD…

  • Nita says:

    I am a Bond movie fan but I was disappointed with the movie, as compared to the other Bond ones. Maybe I will do a review, maybe not.

  • Erickson says:

    I haven’t see this movie, but as I read this review I think I badly need to watch this movie. Nice review.

  • prajyot m says:

    i really dint like this movie.seems like they simply published this movie

  • Amit says:

    I knew it was bad! Was getting negative vibes from the movie!! 🙂

  • Reema says:

    I didnt see Casino Royale as I couldnt imagine any other Bond in place of Brosnan. Now after the review, I m dropping QOS too.

    @Amit – wahh! new avatar! Good.

  • “Dumb bond” movie – ha…

    I liked the gadgets. When I was a kid there was a dumb show called The Man from UNCLE -it was, in retrospect, clearly a play on the US/USSR cold war.

    One time me and my cousin took apart an old transistor radio so we could use the parts for pretend gadgets as we lurked around the dangerous interior of our grandmother’s cellar with a pen flashlight – they were new at the time – stealthily spying on dangerous enemies until it was time for lunch.

  • Keshi says:

    Im so over James Bond movies! 🙂

    Keshi.

  • Pj says:

    I don’t like this bond..he dusssn’t fit there..
    grrr!!

  • Suda says:

    I am still going to watch. Can’t miss the action 😀

  • santoshi says:

    I love bond movies. you movie review is good.

  • Chirag says:

    I was a Bond movie fan but I was disappointed with the movie, as compared to the other Bond ones. You are right on the spot will some one kill him please, cold war is almost over.

  • Scietech says:

    Did you embed the video trailer? It’s not loading for me 😦

    I think Bond movies are quite good. Brosnan was better suited to play the role of 007 though.

    The girls look absolutely gorgeous! 😉 But I don’t know if I’ll watch this movie 😐

  • Dinesh Babu says:

    Bond movies need to be seen as Bond movies. I was actually in the same reaction when I saw Golden Eye my first bond movie. But it went on to be fun in the later half of the movie.

  • Jeevan says:

    Nice review. i was bored of watching bond movies in past and was not interested to watch this! i agree ‘Daniel Craig seriously looks old’.

  • vishesh says:

    @jane : 😛

    @handmaiden: ya,DVD is a good idea 😛

    @nita: 😛

    @erickson: thanks 🙂

    @prajyot : true 🙂

    @amit: 😛

    @reema: 😀

    @paul: lol 😛 I used to play around with old broken stuff for gadgets,never used to let people throw away those things which looked “cool ” 😛

    @keshi: 😉

    @pj: 😛

    @suda: 😛

    @santoshi: thanks 🙂

    @chirag: hi fi 😀

    @raj: see now,hope it comes 😛 😉

    @dinesh: 😛

    @jeevan: 😀

  • Scietech says:

    Yes, it loads now. But what is this song doing in the movie? This song is more like an introductory song in a Superstar movie! 😉 😛 🙂

  • sakhi says:

    don’t like bond movies at all!!

  • arvind says:

    no worth finding logic in movies ..all it should do is provide entertainment. .
    and yes he looks too old …doesnt suit for bond role 😛

  • patrick says:

    it will be easy to make Quantum of Solace spoofs… every where this Bond goes he breaks glass, he can’t get a gallon of milk from the store without it turning into a chase scene, and every time he punches someone in the face, they die

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  • James Mason says:

    They should just change his name to James Bourne allready.

    Olga is the hot gir of the moment right now with roles in all kind of movies. She is headlining the action movie Kirot.

    In the movie she plays a woman that is coerced into becoming a hit woman for a shadowy organization after being imprisoned for working as a prostitute.

    She escapes from her new employees and joins forces with an abused woman she encounters on the run. Together they embark on a campaign of revenge.

    Sound like the movie NIKITA to me but with olga and that makes it 100% better and the original is great

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