James Bond: Quantum of Solace - UGPulse Reviews

James Bond: Quantum of Solace - UGPulse Reviews


Daniel Craig holds his own as James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

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First published: November 22, 2008

US Release Date: November 14th, 2008

Director: Marc Forster

Main Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Jesper Christensen, Mathieu Amalric

Genre: Action

Quantum of Solace

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Plot:
Agents are betraying the British inteligence and it is no longer clear who can be trusted. Bond will have to do things his own way to get to the heart of the complex organization that is at the center of this secret network. A network that caused the betrayal of Vesper, a woman he loved. Meanwhile he must fight the urge to take this mission personal.

Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace.

Review:
Boo! Thumbs down! They don't make James Bond like they used to.

I went in the movie expecting a good movie with a bad James Bond. It is really hard to be compared to Sean Connery or Roger Moore and I knew I would be biased enough not to like Daniel Craig as a James Bond. I was ready to blame this only on myself and my expectations.

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007
Daniel Craig as James Bond 007.

I have to say that Daniel Craig held his own as James Bond. He was no Roger Moore... and certainly no Sean Connery... just Daniel Craig and I think that was ok. Its a pity because the movie itself sucked big time. The movie was action without a leech. It was like going to a live concert where the drums were too loud and you could not hear the lead vocals. In this case the lead vocals were the story. They spent too much on the action and stunts which I personally think were over edited. The movie tried too much to modernize James Bond that they forgot to tell the story so much so that the stunts became meaningless and over the top.

Quantum of Solace Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko
Quantum of Solace Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko.

Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko also does her part although they perhaps tried too much to give her a purpose different than the older Bond girls. People... there is only room for one lead character in a James Bond movie. Lets go back to the old James Bond girls. If we really want to be fair to the ladies maybe we can start some Jane Bond movies or somethin'... And lets start with Halle Berry.

All in all the movie tries too hard and gets nowhere so we are only giving it two stars. Yeah... guys want to watch action but our minds need some massaging too.

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First published: November 22, 2008