Quantum of Solace Blu Ray|
Bond's Back! Continuing where Casino Royale finished, Quantum of Solace finds Bond (Daniel Craig) on a risky mission to uncover the truth behind the betrayal and blackmail of his love Vesper, while making sure he stays one step ahead of M (Judi Dench), the CIA and a sinister organisation named Quantum, led by Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric). Directed by Marc Forster, Quantum of Solace has some memorable fight scenes, in the most stunning locations and not forgetting the, multitude of striking women which include Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko. Craig plays a fantastic part again, making best use of his cold precision and steely blue eyes; however behind his swarve, killer exterior, Craig never lets us forget Bond's humanity, as a man battling with his own inner demons.from£6.49 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Following the death of Vesper Lynd James Bond (Daniel Craig) makes his next mission personal The hunt for those who blackmailed his lover leads him to ruthless businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) a key player in the organization which coerced Vesper Bond learns that Greene is plotting to gain total control of a vital natural resource and he must navigate a minefield of danger and treachery to foil the plan
Average Rating for Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray] - 3 out of 5
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Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray]scott weller
Danger, lies, deceit and betrayal face James Bond at every turn in this exciting, fast paced sequel to CASINO ROYALE (Daniel Craig's previous superb introductory film playing the titular character). Slickly directed by established modern film-maker Marc Forster (who brought wonderful depth and charm to FINDING NEVERLAND, as well as raw character and dramatic power in MONSTER'S BALL), this sees Bond in pursuit of the sinister agents of the shadowy worldwide based organisation QUANTUM, who, having already killed his love, Vesper, have set out in their continuing ambitious attempt to wreck the world's economic and fiscal properties and bend them to their own powerful whims. QUANTUM is clearly an organisation not unlike SPECTRE was in the sixties BOND films of Sean Connery and George Lazenby but adapted to modern times, when our modern society faces villains of all different kinds and not necessarily with the look of the stereotyped twirly moustached villains of old. The potential of QUANTUM as a serious threat to Bond in this film is not totally developed but has intriguing future possibilities that I hope that the BOND producers will bravely pick up on and expand.
Special mention must be made of Craig's performance throughout QUANTUM-in his second time as the heroic but vulnerable secret agent that only Britain could create, he makes the film with every scene he's in-capturing the part and uniquely making it his-he is the strong glue that holds it all together so well, despite a script that could have been much better developed as a rival to CASINO ROYALE. Doing so much of the film's physical stunt work and hard boiled action he remains the physical presence he was from CASINO, laced with a sombre darker edge as he remembers his betrayal at the hands of the woman he loved-Vesper Lynd. But is there more to the late Vesper's actions than Bond previously thought?
Many of our favourite characters from CASINO also return for this, the first JAMES BOND sequel, including Judi Dench as M and another great, albeit far too short-lived appearance from Giancarlo Gianni as Bond's associate in danger, Renee Mathis, and from Jeffrey Wright-a brilliant character actor in whatever he does- as Bond's continuing CIA ally Felix Leiter (more from him next time, please!!). As ever, the stunts are terrific and well handled-this time form BOURNE TRILOGY second unit action director Dan Bradley (including a memorably spectacular and nerve shredding car chase through the Italian mountains launching the beginning of the film),whilst the Bond girls are as glamorous and as sexy as ever, including the Russian actress Olga Kuylenko, who does a satisfying job as Camille, the girl on a mission of revenge for past deeds to her and her family by a cruel and sadistic political dictator, and a brief but memorable turn from Gemma Arterton as Agent Fields, who assists Bond, in and out of Bed (lucky guy, that Bond!!), during a perilous trip to Bolivia.
On the villains front, popular French actor Mathieu Amalric is fine with what script material he has, as the eco businessman/ maniac Dominic Green, of which he has a very memorable fighting confrontation with our Daniel against the backdrop of an inferno of fire and destruction near the film's action packed finale.
To round the film off there's the usual great modernist 007 score from David Arnold (the action music, and the slower Opera scene music build up being particularly noteworthy from the composer), strong production design and the aforementioned great stunt work.
It may not have CASINO ROYALE's depth of story and strong characterisation (and, unlike CASINO, it's not taken from an original story from Ian Fleming-QUANTUM is instead an original work), and it also suffers a bit from being of a far shorter running time length than its predecessor, but it is still assured confident film-making in the best sense, and a worthy Bond film for our modern times. The opportunity to build on this adventure and create a brilliant hybrid third film, from the best strengths of both Daniel Craig films, is possible. In the meantime, as we await 2012 for the next BOND adventure, QUANTUM OF SOLACE will keep me perfectly entertained until Mister Craig's surely triumphant return. If you haven't already seen it, QUANTUM OF SOLACE is well worth a look!!
Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray]Gary
Nonstop action all the way, but with a seemingly higher level of violence than one would expect of Bond. There is no real overarching plot to takeover/destroy the world, just an all powerful evil organisation- more Man from Uncle than Bond.
Having said all of that-its entertaining all the same, it just isn't one of the 007 Greats.
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