Thursday, November 20, 2008
At the movies: Quantum of Solace
So I saw Quantum of Solace over the weekend. And I must say, I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a BAD movie, not in the least. It was just...eh. A friend described it perfectly when he said, "it was everything I expected a Bond movie to be." There were car chases and foot chases and boat chases and airplane chases. There were guns and explosions and evil villains. There was a hot Bond girl and some amazing scenery. But that's about it. The storyline was a little hard to follow (at least for me) and I found myself zoning out a few times. The fight scenes seemed forced and the ending was anticlimactic. In short, it could have been a lot better. And all this coming from a die hard 007 fan!
The good news: it's a Bond movie! Daniel Craig is still hot, the scenery is still gorgeous, Bond still drives an Aston Martin and chills with hot girls, and his next adventure will be even cooler.
Bottom line: it's a Bond movie. Nowhere near as good as Casino Royale (which will always be the superior Bond movie) but much better than Tomorrow Never Dies.