Friday, November 14, 2008

Movie of the week: Quantum of Solace

Three cheers for emo-Bond!

Call me crazy, but I’ve never really been a huge James Bond fan. Usually a sucker for wildly imaginative characters, crazy gadgets, explosions and martinis, something about the series never quite sat right with me.

Enter 2007’s Casino Royale. Suddenly, I’m a fan.
While still keeping many of the 007 themes intact, Casino managed to present the character in a more realistic setting and somehow made a believer out of me. Perhaps it was the compelling story, top performances or high-flying action. Perhaps it was my love of poker. Who can say?

Daniel Craig is perfect in the lead role and, with this week’s Quantum of Solace serving as the first direct sequel in the series’ history, I’m looking forward to a second helping of everything that made Casino so enjoyable.

If that was somehow too vague for ya, the movie of the week is 007: Quantum of Solace. Five points to anyone who can tell me what the crap a quantum of solace even is…Not sure, but I think I could have ordered one off a late-night infomercial.


Anonymous said...

Hip Hip! Hooray!
*fires gun in the air*
Hip Hip! Hooray!
*fires two guns in the air*
Hip Hip! HOORAY!
*fires rockets into the air*

Anonymous said...

"Quantum of Solace" refers to a short story in ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only, and it refers to the fact that you can take only so much solace in revenge; it does bring dead people back to life.

Anonymous said...

To Pepper:

It does????
Are they zombies or are they perfectly normal?
Why wasn't I informed of this?

Anonymous said...

oops! dammit! i meant it DOES NOT!

-Ryan Winslett said...

Aaaaaaw. Now I wish I hadn't gone on that killing rampage in an effort to bring Stan (poor Stan) back from the grave. I'm going to have some serious explaining to do.