Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Quantum of Solace... Not the Greatest?
It seems that Quantum of Solace, after a couple of pre-screening reviews, is not as good as Casino Royale.
I remember when Casino Royale came out, seemingly so long ago. I remember talking to a friend of mine about it. The trailer didn't really catch my interest, but I have always been a big Bond fan, so I naturally wanted to see it. My friend asked, "You gonna see the new Bond? It's probably just a big explosion and hot-girl fest."
"You don't see a James Bond movie for the character development, Alex," I responded, jokingly.
Then I saw Casino Royale - and all I thought was how wrong I was. Never before had it been attempted to make Bond look like anything more than a kickass, suave, and intelligent secret agent. But there he was in Casino Royale, a real character with real character flaws. We had a whole new look at someone we all thought we knew so well. When Casino Royale ended, all I could think of was how interesting it was that they developed James Bond as more than a killing machine.
Naturally, it would be hard to live up to something like this.
Maybe the early reviews are on to something. Maybe not. And it has to be clear by now that I will be the one reviewing Quantum of Solace when it comes out.
But I promise to review it fairly. Even though I believe it will be the greatest thing ever to happen to Earth since the birth of Rachel McAdams, I will try to give my opinion of Bond's next adventure with all the honesty I can muster.