Wednesday, 25 March 2009
QUANTUM OF SOLACE DVD
Well I've finally seen the entire film - I originally went to see the movie in the cinema but walked out after about forty minutes because I felt the makers had betrayed the essence of what makes Bond great.
I still feel the same way and wasn't that keen to buy the DVD but I'm a massive Bond fan, always have been, and - well, I have to have the complete collection. Even if, to my mind, this is the worse of the entire series.
Casino Royale was a great action movie but on times it didn't feel like Bond and Daniel Craig's performance was a million miles away from any of the actors that had gone before. The film was universally acclaimed which I never really understood - over the years the Bond films have built their own unique identity that always made them stand out from the pack and whilst in some ways Casino Royale was refreshing it was also a Bourne clone.
In the past Bond has always led but now he follows.
Quantum of Solace goes a step further than Casino Royale and is nothing like a Bond movie - it's virtually two hours of admittedly spectacular action sequences tacked together with dialogue that really makes no sense. The plot is flimsier than the global economy and M seems to pop up everywhere as Judy Dench's character is fast developing into something of an action woman.
I'm starting to warm to Daniel Craig in the part and he does look every bit the dapper agent in the tux but the producers need to lighten things up a bit and bring back Q and Moneypenny.
I haven't revised my opinion - QOS is the pits, more Bourne than Bond but I am starting accept Daniel Craig in the role.
The extras on the DVD are piss poor which makes them rather suited to the movie they accompany.