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Quantum of Solace

I don’t care what the critics say.  This was a solid action film that dispensed with most of the stuff I hate about Bond — the dumb lines, the invisible cars, the 50s concept of suave.  The plot was a bit undeveloped, but I managed to turn that into a plus by telling myself that confusion is probably the order of the day in real life intelligence work.  Also, so are exploding hotels.

I liked this better than the immediately previous Bond, too, primarily because nobody drowned on screen.  Stabbings, shootings, blunt trauma, explosions — all ok, as long as there is no drowning.

One Comment

  1. bkoz wrote:

    …. gotta love that the only slightly porno-sleeze part of the opening titles were on top of Judi Dench’s credit. I thought that was a particularly sly poke at the previous bonds.

    I also prefer the y2k+ suaveness, ie: I’m having problems finding the stationary….. can you help me look for it?

    ROTFL.

    Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:19 am | Permalink

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