May 28, 2009

Quantum of Solace

Title: Quantum of Solace
Year: 2008
Director: Marc Forster
Writer: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton
Music: David Arnold
Length: 106 minutes
Synopsis: James Bond, kicking ass
How I saw it: in the theater, November 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for story and cinematography) c. 2.8/4 (Good).

Fun, senseless action. The plot doesn't really work if you think about it for a second. The only thing that's resolved at the end is that the bad guy gets killed - which could have been accomplished just as easily at the start. But at least (unlike Casino Royale) it has the basic structure of a movie with a story. Now they just need to make one that has both (1) a beginning, middle and end, and (2) a plot that makes sense. Tricky stuff.

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