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    Off topic Quantum of Solace

    In a previous thread I expressed my displeasure the the apparent direction that the James Bond franchise was heading. While I am still not a fan of Casino Royale I just got back from Quantum of Solace and I must say that redemption is sweet! This is a great movie with lots of action and a decent story line. It is the first real James Bond sequel and I think it more than surpassed Casino. I highly recommend it...

    ...and there are a few blurry close ups of his watch which appeared to be a Planet Ocean...correct me if I am wrong.
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    Omega Planet Ocean is what he is wearing...

    I saw the film yesterday and relay similar thoughts as yours...
    I'll have to watch Casino Royale on DVD now to refresh my memory on some aspects of Quantum of Solace. Also, I received an advert from Omega with the new Omega PO with the Quantum of Solace limited edition piece to 5007.
    Nice piece, but since acquiring my Doxa 5000T Carib earlier this year, I'll have to pass on future new purchases for now...
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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean is what he is wearing...

    Interesting............The movie is being discussed over on the DWF, and the general consensus is that the movie wasn't good. I haven't seen it yet, but look forward to it. I am very shallow when watching a movie, and rarely do I dissect a movie. I just watch it, and enjoy it for what it is worth.

    Heck, I enjoyed Casino Royale:oops:
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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    I watched a ..ahem..... reasonably clear dodgy copy last week. Hmmmm, wasn't that impressed with it. I'll still go see it on the big screen just to confirm or dispel my first impression. It wasn't really James Bond to me. There was too much Jason Bourne in it. I loved Casino Royale but this one seemed a bit flat. Oh and the theme music was the worst I have ever heard.

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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Peter Millar View Post
    I watched a ..ahem..... reasonably clear dodgy copy last week. Hmmmm, wasn't that impressed with it. I'll still go see it on the big screen just to confirm or dispel my first impression. It wasn't really James Bond to me. There was too much Jason Bourne in it. I loved Casino Royale but this one seemed a bit flat. Oh and the theme music was the worst I have ever heard.

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    Really, I loved the theme music...Alicia Keys and Jack White...
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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    I didn't mind it. It's not going down in my top 5 Bond films partially over the cinematography and the script. I felt that the pace and amount of action took away from the story line and a fair amount of dialogue and intelligence gathering was lost to action sequences. You could really tell that Paul Haggis had more control in writing the script more so than Casino Royale. It was interesting to see a lot of references to earlier Bond films like Dr. No and Goldfinger, I just didn't really see a point of putting them in the film as it felt a little put on. I liked the Keys and White tune, but it did not work as a traditional Bond opener for me. That and visually it really reminded me of the Roger Moore years.

    In regards to Jason Bourne, the Hotel scene in Haiti completely had me wondering "Toaster, book, pen or towel"

    That being said, this is what Diamonds Are Forever should have been. I personally believe that if GL had chosen to stay on DAL would have been a much darker and violent film.

    All in all, not bad. I just can't say that I feel as though it lived up the hype.
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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    I agree with Dr. Pete and others, it was not up to CR's standards...

    Bit hard to follow and such... But the 1st Aston Martin scene and the DC3 scene was very good!!!

    For me, Bond had too many hang ups over Vesper, not the "Bond" I grew up with...

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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    I thought it was a relentless and fantastic epilogue to Casino Royale!

    Craig once again showed some real emotion and made Bond a 3 dimensional character versus the cardboard cutout the pre-Casino Royale films made him. His moments with Mathis were touching and very poignant.
    His feelings for Vesper came to a close, or rather he finally dealt with them.

    And for those who say that's not the Bond of old, well, that's exactly the Bond of old, the Bond as Fleming wrote. Vesper really punctured him in the novel, and he wouldn't let himself open to another woman until Tracy, and THAT really sent him into a spiral of self loathing and longing for death. So I am extremely pleased to see the producers working to give us something as close to the spirit of Fleming's work as possible.

    Comparisons to Bourne? Bah. Just because the Bond films have taken the same frenetic, close-cut approach to the fights doesn't mean Bond is anything like that one-note robot Bourne (I do happen to love the Bourne films, but it's apples and oranges).

    The Aston chase was awesome, the Opera scene was bloody wonderful, especially Bond rounding that corner to face...
    And Bond's interactions with M were great, especially the end.

    Oh and the homage to Goldfinger was awesome.
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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagewatchfiend View Post
    I thought it was a relentless and fantastic epilogue to Casino Royale!

    Craig once again showed some real emotion and made Bond a 3 dimensional character versus the cardboard cutout the pre-Casino Royale films made him. His moments with Mathis were touching and very poignant.
    His feelings for Vesper came to a close, or rather he finally dealt with them.

    And for those who say that's not the Bond of old, well, that's exactly the Bond of old, the Bond as Fleming wrote. Vesper really punctured him in the novel, and he wouldn't let himself open to another woman until Tracy, and THAT really sent him into a spiral of self loathing and longing for death. So I am extremely pleased to see the producers working to give us something as close to the spirit of Fleming's work as possible.

    Comparisons to Bourne? Bah. Just because the Bond films have taken the same frenetic, close-cut approach to the fights doesn't mean Bond is anything like that one-note robot Bourne (I do happen to love the Bourne films, but it's apples and oranges).

    The Aston chase was awesome, the Opera scene was bloody wonderful, especially Bond rounding that corner to face...
    And Bond's interactions with M were great, especially the end.

    Oh and the homage to Goldfinger was awesome.
    Now I really really want to see it. Thanks for the great review, Fiend.

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    Re: Quantum of Solace

    No problem!

    Now, I have to add a caveat in that it IS a very different film, and if you enjoyed Casino Royale, you have more of a chance to enjoy this one than if you didn't.

    It's a revenge flick with Bond set to "kill".
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