Saturday, November 15, 2008

James Bond


I saw the new James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace, last night. Not enough sex, not enough glamor, not enough cool gadgets, too much violence. But I love Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Tonight is my James Bond Birthday party!

1 comment:

ginger said...

This was my review of QoS... meh.

The movie was as bad as everyone said it was - no sex, no menace (a boring military coup in Bolivia), no gadgets and Al Gore was the villain (funny, but still rather tame.)

I heard the script was unfinished when filming began, and the editing was choppy. The latter, I know nothing about, except there seemed like many wasted shots; you had no idea what was happening while it looked expensive. That scaffolding scene was just awful, but the fight scenes in Haiti were pretty good... there is no other conceivable reason why you would want to watch Haiti onscreen unless there's voodoo involved.

It was kind of funny that I went to the bathroom (I stomped on my row's popcorn, too) and missed the sex scene with Ms. Fields (chocolate chip cookies?) Her first name was Strawberry, according to the credits. She was drowned in motor oil and laid out like Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger. It made me want to go to the bookstore and pick up a copy of Bertrand Russell's In Praise of Idleness.

The whole thing seemed a little rushed and improvised, kind of like a bad relationship. Supposedly, that's where the title comes from - it refers to the minimum level of peace and contentedness in a marriage to keep it working. In a way it picked up where On Her Majesty's Secret Service left off, as if Casino Royale never happened.

Oh, the opening gun barrel sequence with music by Jack White and Alicia Keyes sucked almost as bad as the last one by Chris Cornell.