Quantum of Solace :- Watch Quantum of Solace on Youtube on Fire, This film could have been so good, but Marc Forster’s clichéd and ham-fisted direction completely ruined it for me. To be fair, his handling of the quieter moments between the action was adequate, but he clearly has no grasp of how direct action sequences, which are clearly central to any good Bond. I’m afraid the ‘shake the camera and cut at least once a second’ school of action direction doesn’t really cut it. I remember when director Doug Liman some time ago said he wanted to make “Bond for a new generation” so he dug up Jason Bourne. Several received Oscars and years later, we now have the Bond franchise mimicking the Bourne franchise instead. How ironic. If you are a Bond fan like me, and when the endcredits roll think to yourself that the movie you just saw had more in common with the last two Bourne-movies, than the first 21 Bond-movies, then you know there’s a problem! The most curious complaint is that it’s just action with no character development, when nothing could be further from the truth. While there is more action, the characterisation is integrated into both plot and action. Bond is once again on an emotional journey forgiveness, believe it or not, is ultimately the quantum of solace of the title – though this time the heart and soul of the film is Giancarlo Giannini’s Rene Mathis, the kind of man Bond might be capable of becoming and one he learns something about himself from. One of their scenes, alternately surprisingly tender.
Quantum of Solace on YoutubeonFire :-
Release: 14 November 2008 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric