Monday, November 17, 2008
On Saturday my husband and brother and I went to go see Quantum of Solace, the new James Bond film.
NOT my kind of movie. chase chase, boom boom, kiss kiss, more boom boom - NO DISCERNABLE PLOT, shoddy editing, Has a few nice shots of Austria, Italy and South America. But I was not particularly entertained.
I like movies where special effects and elaborate stunts are strategically placed to ENHANCE the film rather than becoming the whole point.
This movie COULD HAVE tapped into some complex things.... loyalty, revenge, betrayal, redemption. But the pace did not allow for much development of any of that. Consequently, I never got invested enough in the outcome to build suspense. I just watched it play out, knowing that no matter how many explosions or harrowing battles there were our 007 hero would come out with barely having his hair mussed.
I still like the old Bond movies...but this new one leaves me flat.