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Old November 21 2008, 08:42 PM   #216
Good Will Riker
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Re: Quantum of Solace - Grading & Discussion

doubleohfive wrote: View Post
On its own, Quantum of Solace is a fine film. Is it the best James Bond film ever? I don't know. Is it a terrible film on its own? No.
Like Spider-Man 3, I am skipping this one on DVD and Blu-ray.

Good Will Riker, answer me this: what will you do (perish the thought!) if Craig's third outing as 007 turns out to be as 'mediocre' a film as you seem to have decided it is? What then? What will your poor Blu-Ray player do then? If you want to continue to be a drama queen about it, go right ahead.
If Craig's 3rd Bond gets a "thumbs up" from me, then not only will I purchase that on Blu-ray, but I will also go back to the used discount bin and dust-off a copy of Quantum of Solace, and add it to my collection to "fill in the gap."

However, if Craig's 3rd Bond receives a "thumbs down" from me, my James Bond collection ends with Casino Royale (2006).

You say this film will appeal only to the completists out there --- yet you have every James Bond film. Including the atrocious and apocryphal Never Say Never Again.
Let me put it to you this way:

I'll take a Sean Connery in a bad James Bond outing over that of Daniel Craig in a mediocre James Bond outing, anyday.

Your math does not add up, kemosabe.
There is nothing in Quantum of Solace that I have already seen better in any of the previous James Bond outings and the 3 Jason Bourne films.

Even The Dark Knight and Iron Man had elements of the fun, charming, playboy James Bond-esque adventurer than Quantum of Solace, so no, this one is a no-go for me.
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