While I would have preferred some directorial consistency, I don't mind new directors being brought on to freshen things up a bit. Marc Forster is actually a very talented director, and Quantum of Solace
felt like a continuation from Casino Royale
. It's sort of like the Harry Potter
movies, where a visual continuity was maintained, but a new director was brought on and they would add their own flourishes and additions to the ever-expanding universe. I think Forster maintained a sense of continuity from Casino Royale
, but added his own flair that made the film his own.
I think Sam Mendes is really talented, and I'm glad that Broccoli and Wilson are searching for dramatic, interesting, and unconventional directors for Bond, verses generic middle-of-the-road filmmakers. I know they have a reputation for acquiring directors they can control, but Marc Forster and Sam Mendes are hardly "directors for hire". I think that's a part of the reason why Craig's films, for the most part, have felt so unique and refreshing (however that's probably more true for Casino Royale
than Quantum of Solace
, even though I quite liked that film).