Quantum of Solace

01.29.2009 | 4:29 pm | General

I finally got around to watching the latest Bond movie. What is a Quantum of Solace anyway? I still can’t quite get my head around that.

As Bond movies go, this one was the worst I have ever seen. It has nothing to do with Daniel Craig, but it has everything to do with the movie itself. There were just too many things that did not portray 007 in the manner that he should be portrayed.

Even though 007 was licensed to kill, he always did so reluctantly and never killed unnecessarily. In this movie, he was on a killing spree and M had to yell at him about it.

There was also an obvious lack of gadgets, which have been the hallmark of every Bond movie since day one. The fanciest thing he did was take pictures of people with his cell phone!!!

Duh!!! Even I can do that!!!

The only thing that seemed to remain intact was his martinis, shaken not stirred.

The chase scenes were WAYYYYY too long. I got up and went to the bathroom during the one where they ended up hanging upside down in the warehouse. Longer is not better, and they just dragged on, and I found myself wishing that those scenes would finally end, instead of wondering how they would turn out. Actually, this case, I knew how they would end up. Bond would kill the guy.

Overall, I was hugely disappointed. This is coming from a guy who had every Bond movie ever made on his iPod. I admit I am a traditionalist, but that notwithstanding, I thought Quantum of Solace was the worst Bond film ever.