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One and Only Quantum of Solace (James Bond) review thread!

Old 11-11-08, 11:33 PM
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One and Only Quantum of Solace (James Bond) review thread!

OK, the movie's nearly here (and out in some countries) -- let's focus on reviews and your views in this new thread rather than the one that started in 2007!

(Previous thread on pre-release info)

Can't wait to see this myself, although I've heard a few mixed reviews....
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ill probally catch it as a double feature with Twilight in a week or so. Not that interested
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Quantum of Solace (M. Forster, 2008) ó The Reviews Thread

Movie:
"Quantum of Solace" (Starring: Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench)

Release Date:
11/14/2008

Rating:
PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes Reviews:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/quantum_of_solace/
Fresh:64 Rotten:28 (70% as of 11/13/08)

Info:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830515/

Trailer:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_p...antumofsolace/

Poster Art:

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Old 11-12-08, 07:28 PM
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I hadn't been tracking the tomato meter on this, but glad the reviews are pretty positive. I won't get to see this til next Thursday, but at least it's free for work
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Where are there 2 reviews thread then?
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"Casino Royale" is one of my most viewed movies of the past few years and i can't wait for this one. i wish there was a little more girth to the running time, but beggars can't be choosers.
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Uh, there was a reviews thread started yesterday

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ew-thread.html
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^^ Good question.

Looking forward to seeing this on Friday.
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I've seen it three times now(the second two only because I was with friends who didn't.)


It's a solid 7/10 film. I hope this is the end of this whole "Dark James Bond re-imagining" phase, though.

Just because your film is "dark" doesn't mean it's better.



I am ready to see more of the "James Bond" back in James Bond.
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From the other:


I've seen it three times now(the second two only because I was with friends who didn't.)


It's a solid 7/10 film. I hope this is the end of this whole "Dark James Bond re-imagining" phase, though.

Just because your film is "dark" doesn't mean it's better.



I am ready to see more of the "James Bond" back in James Bond.
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Ebert gave it a 2 out of 4 (he gave Casino Royale a 4 out of 4), it's apparently the first negative bond review since Living Daylights.
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Originally Posted by MaxMFP View Post
From the other:


I've seen it three times now(the second two only because I was with friends who didn't.)


It's a solid 7/10 film. I hope this is the end of this whole "Dark James Bond re-imagining" phase, though.

Just because your film is "dark" doesn't mean it's better.



I am ready to see more of the "James Bond" back in James Bond.
Spoiler:
i thought this was a setup to a part III in the trilogy? that is what i heard anyway.
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I really enjoyed it. The negative reviews be damned. And I'm glad that
Spoiler:
(except for the very over-the-top freefall sequence)
Bond was not superhuman (as an earlier review in the other thread suggested) and actually took a pounding in this movie while giving as good as he got.

I did like the openning title sequence overall but the transition to it was very sloppy. The same with the gunbarrel sequence which felt like a complete afterthought. Other than that, I'd gladly place this next to my copy of Casino Royale.

And how I adore Olga Kurylenko!
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RT down to 70% compared to "Casino Royale" final tally at 94%.
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Where are there 2 reviews thread then?
Where? Right here! Although this one was posted first so the other one should be deleted or merged.
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ew-thread.html
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The other one has a better / easier to search for title though.
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Daniel Craig IS Ian Fleming's James Bond 007
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I heard the next Daniel Craig movie takes place in outer space and has Herve Villachiaze as the henchman and Jill St. John as the girl.
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the big 'O' gives it a "rent it": http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35416/quantum-of-solace/
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
I was fairly surprised to see all the positive reviews for this film out there. Then I started reading them, and the praise isnít exactly confident.

I hope you lovely folk of the movie forum have more fun with the film than I did.
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Would it better if it was treated as say...an Action film cuz that's what it feels like. I mean it's a Bond film but from the reviews it sounds like a good action film, not a good Bond film. Does that make any sense?
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I read the plot summary at wiki and the story seemed pretty good.

I will try to watch it before Thanksgiving.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Would it better if it was treated as say...an Action film cuz that's what it feels like. I mean it's a Bond film but from the reviews it sounds like a good action film, not a good Bond film. Does that make any sense?
That sums up my thoughts perfectly. Ironically, this is the first Bond movie that I'm not really excited to go see in over 15 years (well, since the release of the second Dalton film), but my wife is excited this time (I think she's got a crush on Daniel Craig, go figure ), so we'll be there tomorrow night.

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Where? Right here! Although this one was posted first so the other one should be deleted or merged.
Damn... I never think before I post.

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