Quantum of Solace
Studio: MGM and Columbia Studios
Run time: 106 min.
Directed by Marc Foster
Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene
Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes
Judi Dench as M.
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields
Giancarlo Giannini as René Mathis
Jesper Christensen as Mr. White
Joaquin Cosío as General Medrano
Plot: 'Quantum of Solace' continues the high octane adventures of James Bond from 'Casino Royale'. Picking up literally hours after the previous film left off, after being betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Having captured Mr. White, and in pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and 'M' interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper to steal Bond's casino winnings is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious criminal organization known only as 'Quantum'
How do I describe this film? BADASS! Ok now I can be serious about this movie now.
I love how this is the very first honest to god sequel to a Bond movie. Now 'Casino Royale' is still to me the best James Bond movie, but 'Quantum of Solace' is certainly in my top five of them all.
Now this movie makes it clear, Daniel Craig is the best actor to ever play James Bond. He plays him with cold, angry, and emotional realism. Plus he plays him as if he was playing Jason Bourne. Now I absolutely love Judi Dench as M. since she plays it so well and perfect. I love the kind of mother/son relationship between Bond and M. Now Mathieu Amalric in my mind has always been a terrific actor and he's pretty good as the villian Dominic Greene. He has no scar, bald head, cat, or anything to make him stand out. Although his eyes are a little freaky. He's okay as a villian. Now Olga Kurylenko. SEXY! She's a good Bond girl here in the movie and Jeffrey Wright seems right in the role of Felix.
This movie is withut a doubt the most adventureous movie out of the entire Bond franchise. Mainly do to it Jason Bourne type pacing, editing, and action. This movie has the best action sequences ever in the Bond movie. Call me crazy on that put screw it. I loved every single one of them! Although I gotta agree with many people in the sense that the opening car chase is shot too close where we don't see what's going on. Then again it was Marc Foster's very first action film so we can't completely fauly him on it. Also any complain I had about the running time completely went away. It fit perfectly.
Overall I love this movie and I'd say on the Spill rating, its nothing but FULL PRICE! See this movie now!
Star Rating: 4/4 stars
Grade Rating: A