Quantum of Solace - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Agent Richard07, Oct 27, 2008.

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Grade the movie...

  1. Excellent

    22.3%
  2. Above Average

    41.7%
  3. Average

    23.0%
  4. Below Average

    8.6%
  5. Poor

    4.3%
  1. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    Thus, he didn't order it, which is what I said. :)

    He ordered a "Bacardi on the rocks" for her.

    Neil
     
  2. Sheliak

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    Quantum of Solace Bond is more like a Russian Agent.

    Forgive me Commrade. :D
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    Bacardi on the rocks?

    That sounds absolutely disgusting, and something no woman would ever order.
     
  4. trevanian

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    I read it was being reissued but with certain parts deleted due to legal decree ... which I guess means it is even more essential to find the original edition by whatever means possible.
     
  5. LightSith

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    Well, I dated a latina... and I've gotta say you'd be surprised. Those girls are made of fire and would drink that without blinking.
     
  6. RoJoHen

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    Perhaps.

    I am usually impressed with any woman who orders alcohol without a mixer. I can't even do that without gagging.
     
  7. TheArsenal

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    I enjoyed this a great deal. It misfired in places; the editing of some of the actions shots has been discussed at length, but it is a solid follow up to the excellent CR. What we're getting is Bond, the realized character, instead of Bond the Action Quip Machine. Don't get me wrong, I own every film, and throw them in when I'm bored; I like the Action Quip Machine a lot. This, however, is better.
     
  8. Barbados Slim

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    He had six Vesper's. The bartender quoted the recipe and was peeling lemons.
     
  9. RoJoHen

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    I hope he drinks a different martini in each movie. I like talking about bar recipes.
     
  10. Indysolo

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    Which is a martini, so again, I'm correct.

    Neil
     
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  12. SalvorHardin

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    It was OK.
    CR was a better movie overall though.

    What i don't get is why directors have to do stupid shit like the parachute scene.
    Why have it open 15 feet of the ground and not at a believable distance they could actually survive? :wtf:

    It adds nothing to the badassery of the character.It just makes a lot of eyes roll.Especially since you are going for a more down to earth, believable Bond.
     
  13. trevanian

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    The parachute scene was written for GOLDENEYE and has been in and out of bond scripts since. I guess the technology probably made them think it could be accomplished by now.
     
  14. doubleohfive

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    Stop being so negative. The earth being round is a scientifically proven fact. There's no logic in arguing facts. If I choose to disagree with you on the merit of a piece of art, that's a different story.

    However, your response in this thread has shown an arrogance of thought, as if yours is the only opinion that matters, and as if what you believe will be, will be. I'm here telling you that I disagree with your assessment. This film was not Die Another Day or Moonraker. It was its own entity, a different kind of Bond film. Your critique (and some of the others in this thread) lead me to believe that you are more disappointed that it didn't return to the former Bond formulaic kind of film than with anything else.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Your math does not add up, kemosabe.
     
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  15. Good Will Riker

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    Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay beat them to it! :cool:
     
  16. Good Will Riker

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    Like Spider-Man 3, I am skipping this one on DVD and Blu-ray.

    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).

    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.

    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. :borg:
     
  17. trevanian

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    It really amazes me that folks who somehow LIKED the endless meandering Casino Royale didn't love QOS. I mean, I friggin' hated CR and yet (with the exception of Craig) I enjoyed QOS immensely, the most entertaining Bond I've seen in a theater since the Dalton films.

    I can't imagine owning all the Bond movies (why own a Roger Moore film unless it has Ken Adam sets and Derek Meddings visual effects?) but I do have most of them, if for no other reason than just watching sequences when I want to. I don't think that'll be the case with QOS, because I think it is a better movie than you can at first tell, so I'd be more inclined to watch the whole movie through, like I do with FRWL and the Dalton pictures.
     
  18. Barbados Slim

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    Not really. His iconic order is a simple vodka martini, shaken, not stirred, which is what the original person asked about.
     
  19. Good Will Riker

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    I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Myself personally, when 007 films go from being trend-setters (Connery Bond films) to trend-copiers (Moore Bond films), the overall quality of the franchise spirals down.

    For example, take a look at the first 4 Moore Bond films:

    Live and Let Die (007 jumps aboard the blaxploitation film movement.)
    The Man with the Golden Gun (007 jumps aboard the Enter the Dragon martial arts movement.)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (007 jumps aboard the Jaws summer blockbuster movement.)
    Moonraker (007 jumps aboard the Star Wars sci-fi blockbuster movement.)

    Craig's Bond films are headed in that direction by aping the latest Jason Bourne films. And by doing that, "Quantum of Solace" came off as flashy with very little story like those plot-thin "The Fast and the Furious" films.

    The action scenes were shaky and shot way too close to the camera to tell what is going on. Daniel Craig made a mistake by emulating Timothy Dalton too closely for this outing -- way too serious, with no quips, no fun, and just doing his job by the book.

    After 46 years and 22 films, this billion dollar franchise should be a well-oiled machine by now. I hope the Broccolis get their act together, because Bond is beginning to look more and more like Ozymandias...

    Look at it another way, had George Lazenby never left the EON 007 franchise and finished out his 7 film contract up to For Your Eyes Only, On Her Majesty's Secret Service would have been considered his lone serious effort, while all of the sequels that came afterwards would have descended into camp whether or not he was in the role, like the way they played out in real life. Lazenby, not Roger Moore would have been known in film history as "the campy Bond."

    It just feels like Casino Royale was Daniel Craig's one serious 007 entry to reboot the franchise, while the inevitable sequels will emulate the Jason Bourne films on the surface without the intricacies and the layers of those Robert Ludlum adaptations that appeal to most Jason Bourne fans. I really hope that this is not the pattern of future 007 films, where we lose the charming, playboy international spy in favor of a humorless, no-nonsense government agent and blunt instrument. :borg:
     
  20. MyCylon

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    Well, at least they didn't go for Arnie's jump out of the plane in Commando :D.

    Btw. does anyone have an idea when about the DVD for QoS should be out? I'm really, really looking forward to re-watching.
     

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