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Quantum of Solace

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TRAILER ALERT:  Before I begin talking about the movie I’d like to mention the quick previews that came with this movie.  I’m shocked that they made another Fast and Furious movie.  After the last two bombs, you would think they would have quit and that the original cast would have better since than to comeback.  I guess I was wrong.  The highlight of the trailers was not the new Watchmen trailer or Keanu Reeves playing a role he was born to play (an alien).  It was the full trailer for the new Star Trek movie.  I’m not a big Trek fan but there are movies in that franchise that I enjoy (Wrath of Khan) and anything J.J. Abrahms touches turns to gold.  Movie looks to be good though.

Welcome to the 22nd film in the highest grossing franchise of all time.  Quantum of Solace picks up only hours after Casino Royale ends.  It might be a good idea to go back and watch Casino Royale prior to seeing Quantum, but it is not required.  It would more be used to enhance your memory over last events.

With Vesper’s death, MI6 uncovers a new organization that is basically involved in everything.  Bond must find out who these people are but he is not to have his actions motivated by revenge.  I’m willing to bet you can guess what he does from here.  With a quick body count behind him, you find yourself wondering who is truly the good guy and who is bad.  Ok, maybe not really since Bond is always the good guy.

The movie can be confusing at times and is rather slow at other points.  I’m also not a fan of the new “Bourne” style.  Quick edits during fights, the motorcycle jump, or using a shoe as a weapon all remind me of Jason Bourne and not James Bond.  Hey, they have the same initials….interesting.  As much as I understand the need for a revenge flick in the franchise I feel that this movie would have been better served if Bond’s wife was killed instead of Vesper.

Overall the movie was a decent Bond flick and I really enjoyed the new Bond girl and Daniel Craig’s version of Bond, yet again.  However, I would probably not place this film in the top 10 of the Bond franchise.  There will always be not so good Bond films.  Just ask Brosnan, Dalton, and Lazenby.

[Rating: 3.5/5]

May’s Two Cents:  “Why did they have to destroy the car [Aston Martin]?  Kill something else but not the car.”

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