430. Quantum Of Solace (2008)

6.4 Poor by Bond's standards
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 7.1
  • Story 5.2
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Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Almaric

Director: Marc Forster

Running Time: 106 mins

Quantum Of Solace is a British film and is the twenty second film in the James Bond series. After the death of his love in Casino Royale, 007 seeks revenge, while trying to prevent an evil organisation from taking over an internationally vital oil plant in Bolivia.

This was quite disappointing. After what was a fresh breath of air in terms of Casino Royale, this semi-sequel really failed to deliver highly: failing to have any sort of interesting or exciting story, which was what made this so unentertaining to watch.

There were positives in this film though. This has the action factor ramped up a thousand times, which makes for fun viewing during the many many fight scenes in this film, and the special effects are unbelievably cool to look at, which is quite impressive, and saves this film from being a total disappointment.

Although while watching the action it was fun, the reasons for it were none. The problem was, with such a weak storyline, the action scenes seemed completely random amongst what was going on in the film, showing the writers’ lack of confidence in the story, as the fights may have been a way to perk viewers up when they are getting bored, but this action isn’t any work of cinematic genius that blew me away.

One other, slightly more specific, thing that disappointed me was the villain. Bond villains are usually brilliantly ruthless, as perfectly portrayed in Casino Royale, however 007’s adversary in this story seems to me like an insane idiot, with a ridiculous personality, seeming as if there was no international peril, and Bond could have killed him within seconds.

Overall, I’ll give this a 6.4, because although it was quite a cool and occasionally fun film to watch, the story was disappointingly weak, making it very uninteresting to follow.


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