Quantum of Solace (2008) – Encore Review 2


“When someone says “We’ve got people everywhere”, you expect it to be hyperbole! Lots of people say that. Florists use that expression. It doesn’t mean that they’ve got somebody working for them inside the bloody room!” – M

Number of Times Seen – 4 (29 Nov 2008, 18 Sep 2014, 21 Dec 2014 and 9 May 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – Moments after the events of the previous film, Bond continues to try and find out who is behind a nefarious international plot.

My Take on it – Fun sequel that dives right into the action in the very first scene of the film.

Daniel Craig once again shows why he is by far one of the very best actors to take on this character and helps make James Bond feel so human in all that he does.

The story is action packed despite not always feeling as if it is telling us a profound or integral part of the story.

The film deals with issues of revenge which plays out really well since spies are not suppose to use their emotions in trying to achieve their mission.

The film does a wonderful job once again globe hopping and showing how international this whole conspiracy might truly be.

The story is meant to be a bridge film that leads the viewer in the direction of where future parts of the story will take us.

The connection between M and Bond is great because it is easy to see that they both have very similar goals and will do all they can to try and achieve those goals.

Dominic Greene isn’t among the very best or devious villains in the entire Bond series, yet for a bridge gap film, he is still adequate.

Since this is a direct continuation of the story, they are able to bring back many of the characters from the previous film which helps the story feel much more grand than most Bond films which are usually stand alone episodes of missions over his career.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Marc Forster thought Dame Judi Dench was underused in the previous movies, which is why she has such a bigger part to play this time. He had her interact with James Bond (Daniel Craig) more because “she is the only woman Bond doesn’t view in a sexual context”, which Forster always found interesting. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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