REVIEW: “THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE”

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench and Giancarlo Giannini.

 

Plot: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s water supply.

 

Review:  I went to see the latest installment of Bond not expecting too much.  I’d heard some of the not so complimentary reviews but went along anyway because I generally like the genre, liked the last one and wanted to be able to make up my own mind.  This film is non-stop action right from the start and doesn’t at any point disappoint in the action stakes.  We’ve got a great car chase and some more free jumping, all within the first twenty minutes.  Unfortunately, the storyline is weak enough and can’t really be even summarised much without giving too much away.  The end of the film takes place in a hotel in the desert.  Not unlike the end of another Bond film “Die Another Day” taking place in an ice hotel at the North Pole or some such place!  Daniel Craig puts in another good shift of looking intense for almost 2 hours.  The Bond women serve their usual purpose of looking good and almost getting killed on several occasions.  And, the villain, Dominic Greene is verging on the comical.  Basically, what we’ve ended up with is a cross between “Die Another Day” and the Bourne films.  It is worth a look, just to fulfill any action urges you have, but don’t expect to have to think too much when watching it.  Nor, in my opinion, will you feel the need to disect this film with your friends later!

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~ by knightfall on November 3, 2008.

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