Quantum of Solace
Bond is back in the longest running film franchise with Quantum of Solace. The story begins just minutes after the last film Casino Royale ends with James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a car chase through the mountains. (This actually has nothing to do with the plot but you wouldn’t expect anything else.) When Bond finally gets back to business, he infiltrates a shadowy organization called Quantum with the help of a beautiful agent named Camille (Olga Kurylenko). The leader of Quantum, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), is secretly stealing all of the water from a remote area of Bolivia. With Bond on his trail, the action is intense and non-stop. It’s Bond jumping over buildings like the Hulk, climbing up the sides of buildings like Spiderman, swinging on broken scaffolding like Tarzan, and hanging around beautiful women like the Blind Movie Critic. (My wife’s going to love this!) Anyway, Bond begins tracking Greene all over the globe while killing indiscriminately until his boss “M” (Judi Dench) calls him and relieves him of duty. This isn’t the typical James Bond film with outlandish locations like the moon, the artic or deep under the sea. There’s no Bond music, no gadgets and no cool names for the bad guys like Jaws or Goldfinger. (Maybe Greene should have been called Green Bean or something?) Quite honestly, we have a new breed of Bond who is both violent and exciting, with a story that is fast paced and trimmed down. In fact, it reminded me of one of the Jason Bourne films. Diehard Bond fans will not be overjoyed with this film but the action junkies will love it and I’m giving it a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.