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Postby Sorrow on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:07 pm

Wow, am I disappointed, well not really after having read a dozen reviews or so.

Too short, no story, no intriguing badguy (well he could have been if he was given more lines) errrr... Mathis dies (dude he was retiring!) don't even get me started on the intro song.

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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby punky on Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:26 pm

I liked it, the only thing I didn't like was the ending, it was like the writers ran out of inspiration and quickly made it end...
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby snotball on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:27 pm

Casino Royale was very well worth it, this one wasn't. This was a simple action movie..
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Dionysos on Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:08 am

I think they said on tv it had 40% or so more action... as if that automatically makes it better. Havent seen it, but I dont think Ill be bothered, not in the cinema anyways, after what Ive heard so far.
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby ghost12332 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:17 am

Casino Royale made me stare at a boring poker game for 2 hours, Solace jumped in with the kill 'em all action band wagon, and they cut off pierce bronsan, who was by far the best bond. All stupid moves.
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby undertone on Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:16 am

ghost12332 wrote:Casino Royale made me stare at a boring poker game for 2 hours, Solace jumped in with the kill 'em all action band wagon, and they cut off pierce bronsan, who was by far the best bond. All stupid moves.


i don't want to be a dick, but you're just wrong all over the place here.

solace sucked because there was not enough plot to make me give a shit about what was going on. mind you if you watch casino royale then quantum of solace in a row, it makes a pretty cohesive cross-over, but i actually did not give a shit about what was going on in quantum. the action was tip top, but it was all pretty pointless as i couldn't tell what was happening at any given time, not to mention care.

also pierce brosnan looked the part of bond, but he couldn't play it.

also, why do they really give two shits about quantum? they're stealing water oh noe!
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Bema on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:58 pm

undertone wrote:also, why do they really give two shits about quantum? they're stealing water oh noe!


Exactly. Quantum were meant to be this epic big organisation with people everywhere...and then they use their money and power to control water in Bolivia or somewhere? Pointless. The extra dimension with the Americans was good, although I doubt that CIA boss-man in the region would be such a retarded cowboy style figure.

And that woman who died after ingesting & then being covered in oil? WTF? They were trying to move away from that whole womanising thing in the first one then revert straight back to it in the Quantum of Solace...only to realise their mistake part way through writing the script and decide to kill her off as quickly as possible. I mean seriously...how would you get that much oil into that room (virtually un-noticed one assumes) and only get it on her in that bed? The logistics of that alone are mind boggling. Reminded me a bit of Shirley Eaton's character being covered in 'gold' in Goldfinger, so I guess that was an angle they were trying to play.

The action was good, the story shite. Whilst I wasn't infinitly keen on Casino Royale at the time, it's the better of the two.
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Athlete{UK} on Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:32 pm

I think craig is the best bond yet. By far the closest to the books. A complete horrible bastard in every respect. The killing of Fields was an interesting thing. Yes from a logistics point of view it was a bit silly with the oil but the whole point of it was to outline the fact that Bond is a walking disaster for everyone who gets close to him.

He is a handsom charming man who can have just about woman he wants and without even thinking he will use them and discard them. I never hear them moving away from the womanising thing. The point of bond is he's a horrible bastard. Casino royale was setting up his character as to why he is so cold which they did a great job of and this movie was about the aftermath.

I think casino was better. I agree as well Quantum is a shitty organisation after all the build up but oh well. i thought it was a good film and seeing a bond who is closing to the harsh unfeeling cunt from the books is a welcome break from the cheese which has hounded the series for so long.

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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby The Scientist on Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:29 pm

Bema wrote:
undertone wrote:They were trying to move away from that whole womanising thing in the first one then revert straight back to it in the Quantum of Solace

Casino Royal was techinically the first bond story. It shows how he became 007. He falls in love with a woman who ends up not being what she said and is killed. Thats WHY Bond became such a womanizer in the other movies, because he didn't want to get too close to them. If you think about it in the order the movies should be in it makes sense
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Bema on Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:42 pm

The Scientist wrote:
Bema wrote:
undertone wrote:They were trying to move away from that whole womanising thing in the first one then revert straight back to it in the Quantum of Solace

Casino Royal was techinically the first bond story. It shows how he became 007. He falls in love with a woman who ends up not being what she said and is killed. Thats WHY Bond became such a womanizer in the other movies, because he didn't want to get too close to them. If you think about it in the order the movies should be in it makes sense



I understand that mate. The fans were getting pissed off with the womanizing & gadgets, so they went back to the roots with a new Bond. We were promissed a new Bond, but it appears this 'new' Bond has a finite lifespan.
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Spike on Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:41 pm

Pierce Brosnan FTW

We don't want a new Bond, we want James Bond, that man that could kill an entire army without messing one's hair up, that man that could jump off a cliff with a motorcycle and take control of a falling plane, and the Bond with the epic humor in all of his lines. Not that Van Damme Daniel Craig thing.
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby ghost12332 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:58 pm

Pierce Bronsan ftw :-D

Daniel Craig fail :evil:
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Mr-Jigsaw on Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:39 am

I have irrefutable proof that Daniel Craig is a better James Bond than Pierce Brosnan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246460/
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Re: Quantum of Solace

Postby Dionysos on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:59 am

I say clone and speed-mature Sean Connery. Seriously, Pierce Brosnan just seems too fake imo :P

And the new one... well as has been said, its just action. Any action hero has that.
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