Picking up where Casino Royale left off, James Bond brings Mr. White in for questioning. Mr. White informs MI6 that he belongs to a secret organization with people everywhere. And when M is targeted, Bond has further motivation to hunt down those responsible for Vesper’s death. Bond is set on revenge, and he soon meets up with a beautiful woman with similar motivations.
Considerably darker than Casino Royale, the Quantum of Solace is about revenge and closure. And, as usual, things and people are not always as they seem. With the body count considerably higher in this film, there is no lack of action and violence. In fact, the excitement and suspense seems to be more intense as well.
Mr. Greene is the main bad guy in the film, whose foundation Greene Planet is a front for the secret organization that no government seems aware of. Yes, I know it’s beginning to sound like a game of Clue. Will the next installment center a Ms. Scarlett or Col. Mustard?
Several characters from the original film make another appearance. And also as before, the acting from the entire cast is exceptional. The newest Bond girls are beautiful, smart, and deadly. Bond only gets his hands on one cool gadget this time around, but we get to view some cool advanced (science fiction-esque) technology in several scenes at MI6 headquarters.
Daniel Craig’s Bond is getting a little flack from critics this time around, for not being as humorous as his predecessors. As for me, I definitely don’t mind. Craig is grittier, more realistic, and dangerous. Yet he still can pull on a tuxedo and look every bit the suave, debonair, ladies man.
The Quantum of Solace is a fantastic sequel to Casino Royale. This Bond fan was pleasantly surprised, even with high expectations.
Thanks again to Downtown Comics for the advance tickets!