Quantum of Solace

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Ventured out this morning to check out the new James Bond flick.  I hit the 10:45 show and was surprised to find the theater pretty well full!

I was looking forward to both the flick and the trailers, as I haven’t been to the movies in a bit.  One of the online articles I read mentioned that the new Star Trek trailer would be attached to Quantum of Solace, so I was looking forward to seeing that too.

They showed eleven trailers – ELEVEN!  And not one of them was Star Trek.  *sigh*

As for the James Bond movie, I have to say I was disappointed.  It was good, it just wasn’t great.  I felt like it was setting up the next film, not necessarily spending time in this one, if that makes sense.

Spoilers follow:  Bond is still pissed, he’s still acting a bit more rogue than M likes and he’s getting blamed for every dead body that’s found anywhere near him.  This story takes him all over the world again, and he’s still pretty cold as he was in Casino Royale.  He fights a lot, kills a lot, get’s his ass kicked around a lot and women die around him.

He’s on the trail of the people responsible for the death of Vesper and it leads him to a seemingly environmentally conscience company who has plans to make millions off water rights and, so it seems, is a part of something much, much bigger.

That got me thinking.  If they really are starting over, I wonder if this new big bad isn’t an old big bad: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion).  Does this mean that we’re going to see a rebooted version of Ernst Stavro Blofeld?  That would be sort of like an all new, modern Master…

Anyway, I felt where Casino Royale was a bit too long, Quantum of Solace was a bit too short.  And the end, not very satisfying at all.

If you liked Casino Royale, you’ll probably like this one.  If you like the character and the world of James Bond, you might liek it but not like it, if that makes sense.

~P