#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Is there solace in revenge? Bond and “M” sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on “M,” all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene’s way. “M” wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale?
Plot: Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
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If we refused to do business with villains, we’d have almost no one to trade with!
Quantum of Solace is directed by Marc Forster and written by Paul Haggis, Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, suggested from the stories written by Ian Fleming. It stars Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arteton & Jeffrey Wright. It is the 22nd film of the James Bond series.
Following on straight from Casino Royale, we find James Bond thirsting for revenge on those he believes responsible for Vesper Lynd’s death.
Is Quantum Of Solace a great action film? Yes it surely is, is it however a great James Bond picture? Not quite, apparently, given the often venomous reaction to it from some Bond fan quarters. You wonder if Quantum Of Solace is a victim of Casino Royale’s soaring success? A film that even surprised the many Daniel Craig haters. Were these internet warriors preying for a bad Bond film purely to further their argument that Craig should not be Bond? Did QOS give them smug satisfaction? Actually no it didn’t, the box office and longevity of professional critiques proves this fact. Further viewings of QOS show it to be very astute in the Bond universe, where much of the charges of it not being fun enough etc just do not stick. As for not being Bondian enough? Opening car chase, a pursuit on foot that ends in a quite exhilarating rope dangle punch up, speedboat chaos, aeroplane peril with free-falling! Not Bond enough? Seriously? While it’s also great to see Bond active on a motorcycle again.
The Casino Royale rebooted and re-suited offering was popular because it had an earthy make over, Daniel Craig’s Bond is a fallible human being brimming with egotistical ruggedness. It’s much of the same here in Quantum, where he is forced to go rouge, something that again has proved to be an itchy narrative thrust with sections of the Bond faithful. Yet as serious as he is, driven by pangs of annoyance, revenge and unanswered questions, Bond does have time to lay out a quip, there is some fun stuff their, honestly, Mother. Personally I enjoy the dark half of this Bond, “I don’t have any friends”, he wouldn’t care”, and “how many is that now?”, these are moments nearly as good as the interwoven opera blood bath and Bond drinking away his demons with 6 high velocity cocktails. Then there is Craig. Ah, Craig, Daniel Craig, again perfect in the tux and kicking arse with streetwise credibility, each scar on his nicely formed body a testament to this new rugged Bond of the people. That he rises above a relatively muddling script is testament to not only his acting ability, but also his new found acceptance in this most iconic of cinematic roles amongst the British institution that is James Bond.
The rest of the cast are a mixed bunch, Jeffrey Wright & Giancarlo Giannini are again merely making up the numbers, though the last gets to give Bond one of the film’s darkest and cold inducing moments. Judi Dench of course does her usual solid M performance, swearing and growing the balls she hinted at previously, while Olga Kurylenko is very much a sparky Bond girl to savour; even if the sub-plot involving her almost feels like it was shoe-horned into the script as an added extra. Elsewhere there are problems. Casino Royale, had on the surface a weak villain, a man merely playing cards to pay off a more evil source, but he was effective. Sadly here in the Quantam universe the main villain is a hindrance to the picture. Mathieu Amalric’s Dominic Greene does a good line in smarmy, but he’s so weak the film nearly crumbles under the weight of his banality. The people at the house of Bond need to realise that little fish villains are only OK if we get the big daddy shark showing his/her face later in proceedings, for if this trend continues I fear the franchise could well lose the edge so well built up in Royale, and Gemma Arteton is pretty, but pretty ineffective. The locations are sumptuous, mind, and the sets are Bondian delights, with the title sequence certainly hitting the spot in spite of the quite dreadful Jack Black and Alcia Keys’ theme song that accompanies the sequence. A homage to a former great Bond film sequence is respectful but a touch lazy, but QOS still overcomes its failings to be up above many action pictures of the last decade; this in spite of it being very slim line at an hour and 45 in length. Crucially, though, it pulses with Bond aggression and egotistical nous, just as Fleming wanted it. But this only comes out with further viewings…
Skyfall will be the next venture for Bond, regardless of quality we know that it will fail to appease every Bond fan on the planet. That’s just the way it is with the series, so many want so many different things from their Bond. But I feel this is a good period for Bond, they do have the right man wearing the tux and as a character he is well tuned into the times, both politically and cinematically, it’s now up to the makers to fuse the two and deliver a film to fully realise the rebooted franchise’s potential and maybe, just maybe, win the dissenters’ trust. 7/10
**It’s a shame that they did this to the Bond films**
It’s upsetting for Bond fans that Eon productions ran away from the lively, fun formula that sustained the franchise for 40 years. What does it leave us with? Well – this type of Bond film unfortunately. Staggeringly bland and uninteresting. If we removed the name Bond from the film we would have no idea that we were watching a Bond movie.
It is depressing that they flushed 40 years of fun Bond films down the toilet to satiate people who dislike classic Bond adventures. They reached for a wider audience by going all generic action film to the detriment of the Bond legacy.
Who is this unsophisticated, short, blond man in the suit? Unfortunately, _he could be anyone_ – even you or I. Bond is now a lager chugging everyman. Ian Fleming would be furious.
No chance of Craig’s Bond wearing _a strap on plastic seagull hat_ as Connery did in the classic Goldfinger (1964) – they would not dare make the films that fun and entertaining anymore.
It’s a shame what they did to the Bond films.
MGM Spent 200 Million on This and What They Got Was “Quantum of SAMEolce, SAMEolce”!
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(Read Summary FIRST!) Too much, apparently, methinks, for what ends up being a fair to middling action popcorn flick. Opening credits over and BAM!…Overblown car chase. At that moment we really don’t know who is chasing Bond, or why, but then he’s Bond who cares, right?!? Well, I, for one, do and certainly I’m not alone.
Soon after this opening car chase we discover that some hitherto unknown sinister organization which, despite being ubiquitous, has managed to stay under the radar and remain totally undetected, is posing the biggest current threat to world stability. Boy! We’ve never heard that one before, huh?
Don’t get me wrong. As I said here, at the beginning, “Solace” is, as action movies go, fairly entertaining. What I find just a bit sad is that the Bond franchise, despite this huge budget, can’t come up with anything better. There were a few other things that bothered me, that perhaps would go unnoticed by most viewers. The characters were supposed to be speaking Spanish with a Bolivian accent. Well, instead there were Mexican, Iberian, Caribbean and eastern European accents. The taxi-driver, at least, did sound Bolivian.
Both Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko tried their best within the constraints of an unmemorable script (Paul Haggis-screenplay Crash/Million Dollar Baby) and direction that seemed focused on getting as quickly as possible to the next action sequence (Mark Forster-Stranger than Fiction/ Monster’s Ball). Still, for the hardcore action/Bond enthusiasts out there, you’ll undoubtedly like it a lot more than I did.
5.5* rounded up to 6 STARS*…..ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!
Stop the directors! Stop the editors! I want to get off!
This is the first time I ever came out of a Bond film at the cinema thinking, ‘I enjoyed almost none of that.’ And there was no mystery for me as to why I felt this way. I didn’t have to weigh up the other pros and cons (it is not an unsophisticated film) or think far or deeply. I couldn’t stand Quantum Of Solace because ninety-five percent of its action sequences are appallingly directed and edited. Endless, wobbly extreme closeups are cut together too rapidly into a meaningless dirge which prohibits you from discerning anything about the nature of the scene.
How many cars are participating in this car chase? Will I be allowed to glimpse anyone’s face in this scene other than Bond’s? Will I be allowed to glimpse even Bond’s face? Which boat is in front? Where is anything in relation to anything else, ever? And just what was that? That blur in front of me for the past half a second, what the hell was it? The answers to these questions respectively throughout Quantum of Solace are, ‘I have no clue, no, no, I don’t know, I will never know, I don’t know, I still don’t know.’
I’m tired of reading any defence for the most extreme incarnation of this style of action coverage. It is purposeless obfuscation. It’s anti-exciting, annoying and just plain rubbish. Bond films in particular are known for their history of spectacular action and stunts, and if you briefly consider any eighties Bond film, you’ll recall that somewhere in it was a long, held shot of something amazing. People fighting on the back of an airborne plane, racing cars through Paris or pursuing each other down a mountain on skis. Compared to any one of those scenes, everything in Quantum is a disgrace, incapable of engendering marvel or wonder.
Perhaps I should try to be less catastrophic about the direction of cinema in general and just apportion blame directly to the guy from the Bourne films whose second unit did this to Quantum, and to Marc Forster, who directed the film, and either sanctioned or did not repel the Bourne-on-steroids content. Call me Mister Insane, but I demand the context, information and sense of place delivered by even the occasional wide shot. To see how Bond kung-fu’d an elevator full of guys would be cool, right? The event happens in this film, but what you actually see is a camera jerking crazily over ten inch wide patches of dark clothing, to the accompaniment of cabbages being walloped on the soundtrack. Imagine if Bruce Lee tried to get away with this crap. And this wasn’t a well considered case of indicating what had just happened by offering the impression of it rather than the depiction of it, it was simply a continuation of the house style.
Quantum Of Solace takes anti-illuminating film-making to new, stupid lows!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Marc Forster
Writer Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Actors Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations.
Production Company Eon Productions Ltd.
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex D-21, Bell & Howell Eyemo, Dalsa Origin, Sony CineAlta HDW-F900R
Laboratory Ascent 142 Features, London, UK (digital intermediate), Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,827 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,897 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital (4K) (source format) (one scene), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format) (one scene), Super 35 (also 3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema