As I recently rewatched Quantum of Solace, all I can say is that it’s watchable if you really pay attention. The first time around, I was playing with my computer late at night with this Bond flick playing in the background. All I remember: action, action, action, then nothing, nothing, nothing, then back to action, action, action; but none of it mattered. So, I gave it another go a couple of years later and watched it from beginning to end without the computer. All I can say, I really hate Daniel Craig’s Bond.
Okay, let me re-phrase my comment. Through out the years of watching the different Bond actors, I’ve paid attention to the various roles before they each took on the role of 007. For example, I’ve several The Saint episodes for Roger Moore. The several b&w episodes were really cool and could see why Roger was tapped. His character on the show was not all that different from his version of Bond. As for Timothy Dalton, I remembered him from the role of Prince Barin in Flash Gordon. And don’t forget Pierce in Remington Steele – though I never saw the show, he did look the part of Bond. As for Daniel Craig, I thought his performance in Layer Cake was outstanding. While the casting news about Daniel was more a joke in calling him James Blonde, I thought screw that. If anyone saw Layer Cake, the comments were just sour grapes. But then, we get Casino Royale.
After a promising opening sequence and rousing opening song and then the longest card in history. Snore-fest galore. What in the hell happened to the James Bond series that I grew up with? Yes, the series was formulaic but Bond over the years was reinvented and but Craig’s Bond was devoid of all emotion, charisma and “Bond-ness”. Yes, I know it was a “reboot” but this did not come across as Batman Begins, Young Indiana Jones or even Star Trek.
Moving on to Quantum of Solace which had several firsts: first duo for a Bond song and the first direct sequel which takes place minutes after the first one. Unfortunately, these firsts did not help this Bond outing to get any real traction. While I will admit to some incredible action shots but since I could not connect to this Bond in any way, shape or form. Now, with the news of the newest Bond film, I find myself not really caring this time around. Take a look at the article below for the latest news on Bond.
Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Here’s a bit of wild speculation about Bond 23 — or possibly not so wild, depending upon how much faith you place in various online translations and reports. Hint: in this case, be cautious. But let’s lay out the steps that have lead some to suspect that the twenty-third James Bond film may be based in part on the most recent Bond novel, and share with it the rather awkward title Carte Blanche. (Which is, I have to say, not anywhere near as awkward as Quantum of Solace. And, not being as awkward, it probably won’t inspire a very funny song by Attack the Block director Joe Cornish.) Read on for the steps that lead to the speculative conclusion…
Bleeding Cool kicks things off by being Google alerted to a story about Serbian cellist Jelena Mihailovic in Blic Online, which says that she was hand-picked to “write the opening score for the new James Bond film, entitled Carte Blanche.”
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