Why does everyone hate Quantum of Solace. Ive enjoyed all of Craigs bonds films. Wasnt it in Royal when he was wrestling this guy with a knife in a crowded area and nodded like he was calling someone which distracted the guy then he killed him. Thats my fav scene out of all 3.
Saw Skyfall a couple days ago and enjoyed it but didnt feel it was that great. Not because no gadgets or cool cars but it just felt very different. Listening to Weekend Confirmed podcast though someone said Craigs Bond in Skyfall was a mirror image of the Bond in the book.
I just saw it, and I liked it. I had low expectations for it as Quatum of Solace was weak. Wish they didn't kill that hot girl so quickly...
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon
I felt it tried too hard to be a masterpiece and failed by having too much action and not enough story. Something that wasn't an issue IMO with Casino Royale and Skyfall as there was balance in those two.
My gripes with it:
1.) Dominic Greene is arguably the most generic main villain in the series.
2.) Quantum's plot to hold Bolivia's water supply for ransom was weak.
3.) I didn't mind the car chase, the foot chase, and the boat chase. But the plane chase...it was too much!
4.) Overuse of quick cuts.
5.) I like the theme song, but I disagreed with it being a duet. The song would've been a million times better had Alicia Keys performed it solo.
6.) The footage of Bond walking through the desert in badass fashion holding his UMP-9 wasn't in the film!
7.) And finally, the worst offender was the fate of Rene Mathis. Beyond stupid decision.
Basically, QOS was Craig's "Tomorrow Never Dies" so to speak. Not terrible, but not great either. It's just...there.
"Right now, I'm walking through this cemetery. Not because I'm sad. Because it inspires me. It's the most motivational place on Earth. Why is that? Because people die. When you accept the fact that your time on this Earth is limited, you'll do whatever it takes to make it count." - Bryan Bowers