Sunday, October 26, 2008

FWIW: Quantum of Solace Buzz

Text received from friend who caught a Quantum of Solace screening this week:
A worthy follow-up to "Casino Royale" that shouldnt really disappoint anyone. Craig is still awesome, a LOT of action & minimal pathos -for better or worse. It's fun, short, kind of confusing, and doesn't ever really get stupid -- though the explosion-filled climax comes close
Good to hear but I'm still saddened by the news that there were no more happy on-set "accidents" to give us shots of Daniel Craig in speedos.

< -- in lieu of light blue swim trunks please enjoy icy blue eyes

All that celluloid + All that man ≠ more beefcake? This math is all wrong.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

I really don't think there's ever been a franchise that holds less appeal for me than the Bond flicks. I just cannot muster up even the slightest flicker of excitement about 'em.

NATHANIEL R said...

i used to feel that way too post childhood (when i was into Roger Moore and bad Bond flicks like Octopussy --i didn't know any better!) but Daniel Craig restored my interest... i missed a bunch of the entries inbetween Moore & Craig.

Kurtis O said...

"Solace," schmolace. I'm just stopping by to let you know how much I LOOOVE the new shoe banners!

NATHANIEL R said...

oh... and they're about to go bye bye too after a two week (or was it three week reign?)

Kamikaze Camel said...

I can't help but get a whiff of pretentiousness about Quantum of Solace. Apart from the (still) silly name, the fact that they are apparently not using the Bond music or any of the famous Bond lines, mixed with the banishing of other Bondian things just doesn't give me a good vibe. This just doesn't feel like a James Bond movie.

And, plus, that song is DREADFUL. They clearly should have gotten Girls Aloud to sing it.

JoFo said...

Ahhh... James Bond, one of the people who raised me along with Dorothy, the three good fairies and the dread pirate roberts.

I will always see the James Bond films the day they come out, with or without beefcake in budgie smugglers... though it wouldnt hurt.

James Hansen said...

I feel like Bond is undergoing a resurgence the like of the BATMAN series. After they had really gone way downhill, they get some real people in to try and rewrite the series over again. Its working for BATMAN (although I actually am a little unconvinced) and certainly worked for Bond with CASINO. I know some Bond fans object to this rebranding (e.g. Kamikaze's reaction against many of the "anti-Bond" choices) but I think turning it into something else isn't a bad thing. And if they make something half as awesome as CASINO, then it will be twice as good as any Bond film from 1974-2002.

Rob said...

"Apart from the (still) silly name, the fact that they are apparently not using the Bond music or any of the famous Bond lines, mixed with the banishing of other Bondian things just doesn't give me a good vibe."


**SPOILER ALERT**


They, in fact, close the film with the old James-in-crosshair-walking-across-screen-and-then-shooting-at-the-camera-thing, so there is some nostalgia there. Apparently, there WAS a "Bond, James Bond" scene, but it was cut at the last second.

NicksFlickPicks said...

I just saw it in London, and at least as a non-convert to the franchise, I think it's good.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I've never been a die hard of the series and I wasn't frothing at the mouth over Casino Royale either, but if they changed the name of Craig's character nobody would know the difference between this and Bourne or whatever. Meh.