Friday, November 14, 2008

Bond Goes Big | Review


I'm kind of glad I went out for the midnight showing of this one. But, if you're headed out to see Quantum of Solace this weekend, keep two things in mind: 1) get to the theatre early and 2) pay close attention. The plot is convoluted, especially towards the end. Continuity problems aside, this Bond is definitely entertaining, down to the super trippy opening featuring the song "Another Way to Die" by Alicia Keys and Jack White. Watch the video below:


Love Alicia's falsies, by the way. And here are the actual credits from the movie. Sorry about the quality:


It more or less sets the tone for the movie: the cinematography is jarring in a good way and there are lots and lots of explosions and car chases. So even with the plot twists, you're at the edge of your seat because everything's blowing up. All the time. All at once.

Hats off to Daniel Craig. We can see his Bond is really hurting though critics are saying he was a little too angry and dark. I still don't think he wears a tux nearly as Pierce Brosnan but his performance was good.

It goes without saying that Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is drop-dead gorgeous playing the Bolivian secret service agent out for a little revenge of her own. Ukrainian model by trade, she can actually act! It's refreshing.

So. Go see Bond, enjoy, but you probably won't need to see it more than twice, tops.

Lastly, a review video from Rotten Tomatoes:


I'm going to check out the reviews on each of the Bond films. Happy watching and take the Best Bond of All quiz on the sidebar.

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  2. I saw it at midnight also & wasn't a fan. I do love Daniel Craig, but Olga Kurylenko seemed kind of bland (personality-wise). I adored Casino Royale and thought this was lacked a lot of the plot, development and flair.

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