I'm not holding my breath on how well Quantum of Solace
will measure up against Casino Royale
, but then again I found Licence to Kill
and Tomorrow Never Dies
to be underrated Bond movies that were better than their predecessors that I never understood the love for (especially The Living Daylights
that had really horrid and uninspired central villains; Orumov, Onnatopp, and Trevalyan were much more memorable).
I'd dislike the short running time if over excessive editing creates too many glaring plotholes, but a relatively short running but entertaining movie would be better than a overlong and horribly bloated one (see At World's End
as a good recent example).