“You shot him at point blank and threw him off a roof. I would hardly call that showing restraint!”
In his three at bats in the role of James Bond, Daniel Craig has a pretty good record. Casino Royale gave the character a new life and energy that it desperately needed if it was ever going to survive in the post-Jason Bourne world. With Skyfall, he made the most financially and critically successful entry the series has ever known. Then there’s the other one, Quantum of Solace, proving they can’t all be zingers. But since I’ve half watched his two successes, and since I try to only write about movies I’m seeing for the first time, I couldn’t watch the series reinvigorator, or the series box office and critical opinion record breaker. No, I had to watch the other one. I had to watch Quantum of Solace.
There’s some old bull shit about a bad guy with a dastardly scheme. Bond thwarts it while knocking off a couple of dolly birds along the way. That’s about as distinct from the rest of the Bond movies as the screenwriters decided to be with Quantum of Solace. So that’s about as distinct as I’ll be with my plot synopsis. (more…)