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Quantum of Solace

I got to watch it today since it just hit the big theaters here. (Yes, the price I pay for living in Japan…!)

Quantum of Solace is a fantastic Bond flick. I loved it. I know some people complained about Bond being too dark and/or the character development relying too much on what happened in Casino Royale. But I always thought the lack of continuity and Bond’s development were weaknesses rather than strengths of the franchise; there’s something very callous about him not caring about all those dead Bond girls, etc. So I didn’t mind that Vesper’s death played a significant role in Bond’s character in Quantum of Solace. As a matter of fact, I thought it deepened the movie and Bond as a character. Besides, the kind of work he does is dirty and not supposed to be light and fun. Read Fleming’s novels; Bond might be a playboy, but there are other, dark sides to him too.

BTW — the theater had some technical difficulties, and the movie had to be stopped in the middle for about three minutes. For the inconvenience (for which they apologized in person four times), they gave everyone a voucher for a free movie ticket valid until April 30. We can choose any film we want. W00t! :) I think I’ll save it for a reward day.


3 comments to “Quantum of Solace”

  1. Susan
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    · January 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am · Link

    I agree. I thought this was a most excellent Bond flick! One of the best actually.

    And WOW free tickets – awesome!



  2. Susan
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    · January 31st, 2009 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I think it is a wonderful song and I love Alicia and Jack Black but I agree – it was WRONG for the movie…

    And I agree GMTA and so few of my friends liked this one… I was happy to see someone reacted to it as I did. I think it is important to see the darkness… and even so I think Bond is the classic alpha hero because even troubled… he still did his duty and I thought the scene with the “bond girl” were very very powerful…



  3. Nadia Lee
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    · January 31st, 2009 at 5:07 pm · Link

    Susan,

    GMTA — It was a fab Bond flick. The only thing that marred it was the horrible theme song. I love Alicia Keys, but oh dear…the song was totally wrong for the movie.



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