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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Movie Review: Quantum Of Solace

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OK, despite all the so-so reviews that have come out, Solace is pretty good. Not as good as Casino Royale, but I still enjoyed it. There are chases galore by car, foot, air, and water. Very exciting stuff. Craig is rock solid again as 007. But after this mission I hope he lightens up a bit. Let me get all the negatives out of the way first. The bad guy in this one is totally useless. Let's just say his final fight scene with Bond has him screaming like a little girl. And his henchman is so thin and unimposing, I'm thinking who would be scared of this guy. And some of the action scenes are edited very fast and the camera is shaking the whole time. But you get used to it after awhile. And Gemma Arterton is a waste as Bond's fellow agent Fields. She comes in for like 5 minutes and then is gone. Might have been more effective had she been in the film a little bit longer. Now on to the good stuff. As I said Craig is perfect again as Bond. He handles all the action scenes wonderfully and what little dialogue he has, he is very effective with it. Judi Dench is top notch as M. I can't see no one else doing this role as good as she does. The music score is thrilling, the locations are beautiful. And last but not least Olga Kurylenko as Camille. At first I didn't think she would be any good acting wise. We know she's a stunner. But she actually surprised me with a dramatic and tense performance that is the best in the whole film. And I rank her as the 2nd best Bond woman aver, right behind Carole Bouquet's role in For Your Eyes Only. Which are somewhat similar. I hope to see more of Miss Kurylenko in the future maybe in a drama. So all in all Quantum delivers the goods. A solid follow up to Royale. But now for his next mission, let's hope Bond can find something to smile about.  

1 comment:

D.l said...

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