Quantum of Solace

November 14th, 2008








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Quantum of Solace

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Plot
Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.8/10 (134,795 voted)

Critic's Score: 58/100

Director: Marc Forster

Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

Storyline
Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale?

Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis

Cast:
Daniel Craig - James Bond
Olga Kurylenko - Camille
Mathieu Amalric - Dominic Greene
Judi Dench - M
Giancarlo Giannini - Rene Mathis
Gemma Arterton - Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright - Felix Leiter
David Harbour - Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen - Mr. White
Anatole Taubman - Elvis
Rory Kinnear - Bil Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith - Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio - General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo - Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa - Lt. Orso



Details

Official Website: Official site [Greece] DVD - Blu-Ray | Sony Pictures [Canada] |

Release Date: 14 November 2008

Filming Locations: Antofagasta Region, Chile

Box Office Details

Budget: $200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £15,384,217 (UK) (2 November 2008) (540 Screens)

Gross: $575,952,505 (Worldwide) (5 April 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer Michael G. Wilson conceived the film's story during the production shoot of Casino Royale.

Goofs:
Continuity: During the aircraft chase, after being hit, the left engine starts to spew thick, black smoke. In subsequent cuts during the chase, sometimes there is smoke, sometimes there isn't.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Italian Police Officer: Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.



User Review

Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering

Rating: 6/10

This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.

"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.

There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.




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