Thursday, November 20, 2008



Quantum (noun)
The smallest amount of something
In James Bond’s world, an organziation out to do evil

Solace, noun (pronouced soul-iss)
1. Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress
2. A source of comfort or consolation
Example: his music was a solace to me during my illness

Daniel Craig: James Bond, MI6 secret agent 007
Mathieu Amalric: Dominic Greene chairman of Greene Planet and a member of Quantum
Olga Kurylenko: his mistress Camille
Judi Dench: Bond’s boss M
Giancarlo Giannini: René Mathis, an old ally of Bond’s
Gemma Arterton: MI6 field Agent Fields
Jeffrey Wright: CIA agent Felix Leiter

Relying on fast paced chases (car, boat, plane and foot) rather than a well developed plot to move the story along, all I could do was go along for the ride. Knowing that whomever Bond is fighting with is one of the bad guys makes it a bit easier to sort out but time and again I was at a loss to know how he\she fit in the scheme of things.

Even the chase scenes are muddled: with such rapid cuts and changes in point of view you pretty well have to wait until it’s all over to decide how Bond made out (as if there is really any doubt?).

Using high tech rapid fire methods of detecting bad guys and following them around the world leads to a confused state of mind. A little explanation of what's going on once in a while would have helped immensely. BTW: I never did figure out how the movie title fits in with the rest of it.

for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content.

While pursuing Bond on his motorcycle in Haiti one of the local bad guys screeches to a halt when cross traffic impedes his progress. He immediately yells out “Get out of the way…move”. Being a French speaking country any native islander would not have spoken in English under those circumstances, much less used such polite invectives.

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