Quantum of Solace
Directed by Marc Forster
Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Matheiu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, and Jeffrey Wright.
Has it been that long already? I guess it’s time for a new James Bond film. After giving the series a shot in the arm with Casino Roayle, Daniel Craig comes along with his second Bond outing. Does he have what it takes to continue in the role? Will the second one maintain the momentum started with Craig’s first film?
Picking up mere minutes after the end of Casino Royale, Bond and M begin interrogating the mysterious Mr. White, the figure who blackmailed Bond’s lover Vesper Lynde into betraying him. When White breaks free and Bond is dusting through the destruction, he begins to learn more information about White’s mysterious organization, Quantum. Following the leads, Bond soon crosses paths with another Quantum operative, Dominic Greene, who’s plotting something big in Bolivia. Just what exactly is Greene after? Will Bond be able to stop Greene, or succumb to his desire for revenge?
What I Liked
I think Daniel Craig is settling into the role of James Bond quite nicely. There’s some truly spectacular fight scenes and action sequences. David Arnold delivers another solid Bond score.
What I Didn’t Like
There’s so much action that the plot becomes quite muddled…I often found several character motivations to be a big confusing.
A fantastic, exciting entry to the Bond canon…too bad the plot takes a back seat.