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Quantum of Solace
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Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Almaric
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Starring:
Distributed By: MGM & Fox Home Entertainmnet
Kiddie Movie: Nope.
Date Movie: If she likes a good action flick.
Gratuitous Sex: Some post-"action" shots.
Gratuitous Violence: Chasing, shooting, punching galore!
Action: TONS!
Laughs: James Bond has his usual clever moments.
Memorable Scene: The opening car chase.
Memorable Quote: Nothing stands out.
Directed By: Mark Forster

Cool Things About the DVD

Learn French! English, Spanish, and Portuguese, too, but the subtitles are in French only.
Buy a New TV! Get the Blu-ray player, get the 1080p TV, and enjoy.
Buy a New Stereo! Duh? It matches perfectly now with your TV/Blu-ray player combo.
Anything Else! The extras include a lot of on-location footage and commentary stuff, but really nothing that great, and other than looking great, the Blu-ray doesn’t give you anything else extra.

Quantum of Solace
A DVD/Blu-ray Review

 

DVD Rated - PG-13

It's 1:46 Long

A Review by
The W.G.N.
Just about every single James Bond film takes the same formula:  Bond gets a mission; Bond drives a cool car; Bond woos a random woman; and Bond saves the day. It is a tried and true formula, and as long as they keep pumping out movies, I will keep on watching them. This brings us to the Blu-ray release of the second Bond movie for Daniel Craig, "Quantum of Solace." The first film, "Casino Royale" depicted a rougher, less refined Bond that was quick to pull the trigger and vastly different the Bond played by Pierce Brosnan.  This theme continues into the sequel with even more explosions, chases, fighting, and 007 avenging his lost love.

“Quantum of Solace,” being no different from any other Bond movie, follows that same basic formula. James Bond (Daniel Craig) and M (Judi Dench) are on the trail of an extremely wealthy, international group, that has infiltrated even MI6. In order to find out who is behind this, 007 heads down to Haiti where he meets Camille (Olga Kurylenko) and learns about Dominic Greene's (Mathieu Almaric) Greene Technology organization.  This organization is Greene's cover for his real operation of overthrowing governments in exchange for what seems like barren land. Bond continues his reckless actions from the previous movie and seems to act without thinking of the consequences. After following Greene to an opera and spying on his conversation with numerous investors, a fight breaks out where an important bodyguard is killed by James. At this point it is determined that 007 has gone to far and needs to be re-evaluated.  MI6 takes away his papers and attempts to take Bond in, but instead goes out on his own to take down Greene and get the revenge he strongly desires.

Can M trust James? Will he learn to handle the situation without resorting to killing everyone? Can he still have his revenge? Will there be tons of action and explosions? (Of course!) Even if the movie is just like the previous ones, it doesn’t mean it is a bad thing. The action sequences are exciting and the movie delivers in spades when it comes to car chases and fighting. The only downside for me was, and I don’t know why because it was only an hour and forty-six minutes long, was that it seemed a tad too long. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and it definitely excited me for the next Bond flick.  Daniel Craig as Bond has actually been a pleasant refresh for the series, instead of being its downfall as some (including myself) thought it could be.

The Blu-ray itself is fantastic. This was one of the best looking movies I have had the pleasure of watching. The explosions and fights look stunning in HD, and the sound is great in Dolby 5.1. As for the special features, there is some director commentary and a lot of on-location footage, but nothing that really stands out and grabs you. If you are buying the Blu-ray, you are doing it for the looks with this one, not so much for the bells and whistles.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie. It looks and sounds great, and it is definitely action packed, and for me it’s 4 stars out of 5 (and I don’t care what The Dude on the Right thought when he saw it in the theater – he’s wrong). If you are a fan of Bond, it is definitely worth a pick-up for your Blu-ray collection!

 

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