Shaky Feelings for “Quantum of Solace”

By: Dustin L. Gee

Action packed adventure, gun fire galore, and an Aston Martin driven at top speeds gives one just a glimpse of what the new James Bond film,  “Quantum of Solace” will showcase on Friday, October 31, 2008 at cinemas across the globe.

For viewers, the film is anticipated to be the best way to spend Halloween, and box offices across the United Kingdom are fully prepared for the crowds.  It’s possibly the most anticipated film for Autumn 2008.

Directed by Marc Forster, the film is said to ditch dialogue and strip away explosive scenes to send bond on a rampage across the globe in order to avenge the death of his true love, Vesper Lynd.

More so, “Quantum of Solace” attempts to get to grips with the psychology of Bond’s character. The film inevitably explores how feelings of anger and grief manifest themselves in a guy who has suppressed his emotions, but hasn’t yet managed to block them out all together.

Movie critics throughout the United Kingdom have expressed mixed reviews about the film and say that because “Quantum of Solace” is a direct sequel to “Casino Royale” the film has a tough act to fall and don’t know if it will compare.

According to The Scotsman, “Quantum of Solace, with its admirably brief running time, non-stop action and elliptical plotting, sometimes plays like an extended trailer for a much bigger, yet-to-be written film.”

The film itself is estimated to cost around 200 million and many fear new cast members will lack energy that has been portrayed in previous Bond films.

It’s a film that tailors to a specific type of interest and you’ll have to decide for yourself whether or not it hits your 2008 top movie list.

Overall, time is drawling near and the release of this film will premier with a bang.
Let’s just hope the bang is good, not a disaster.