Quantum of Solace Reviews
However, although the plot is a little weak and the script a little unfocused, it's not a bad movie. The performances are fine and it does improve with subsequent viewings.
With better, more coherent editing of the action scenes I would probably have added another half a star.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Sadly the execution just lacks its predecessors sophistication. That's the case mainly because of the over-abundant action, but also because of the poor writing and the overall plot that backs Bond's arc up. Indeed the story may have the right character drive, but the execution of everything that comes with it is pretty bad overall. Back to the old days then? Well, maybe if this film had featured some smiling call-backs or sexy charm I could have forgiven it's flaws, but instead it smacks you round the face with its relentless grit even harder than Casino Royale did, without the intellegence to warrant it.
VERDICT: Bond's Casino Royale arc continues, and thankfully Craig and the story serve the character extremelly well. Shame it all lacks a bit of finesse.
It's tragic really, as the setup and the stunts for the sequences looked pretty promising, but you had to look pretty hard to tell once Mr. Forster's hopeless direction kicked in. Such a waste.