Monday, November 10, 2008

Quantum of Solace : James Bond 007 - Movie (2008)

Malaysian premier: Thursday, 6th November 2008
Cinema: Cineleisure, Damansara (Near Mutiara, Ikano)

Quantum of Solace (2008) is the 22nd James Bond film by EON Productions, released in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2008 and due in North America on 14 November. The sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, it is directed by Marc Forster, and features Daniel Craig's second performance as James Bond. In the film, Bond battles Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of the Quantum organisation posing as an environmentalist, who intends to stage a coup d'état in Bolivia to take control of its water supply. Bond seeks revenge for the death of Vesper Lynd, and is assisted by Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko).

Starring ...
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Olga Kurylenko ... Camille
Mathieu Amalric ... Dominic Greene
Judi Dench ... M
Giancarlo Giannini ... Mathis
Gemma Arterton ... Strawberry Fields

James Bond has certainly moved on over the years, from the suave British superagent in the yesteryear to the meaner, darker, edgier one that we have grown to enjoy in Daniel Craig's representation of Double-0-7. Not my favourite Bond to date, I prefer the cheesiness of Pierce Brosnan's portrayal in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Die Another Day (2002), but it is hard to totally dislike the edge that Daniel Craig brings to the character. Great action sequences in the Siena, Italy Aston Martin DBS v Alfa Romeo chase-scenes as well as the scaffolding fight sequence.

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