Brian's Review of Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace(2008)
The action is more frequent this time around, but Bond's brooding and vengeful motives drive this film into success. Revenge, as the protagonist's motivation, is common in all forms of storytelling, yet with Bond it's a formula that matches more correctly with his persona. He's always been a relatively distant man in terms of emotion, so the scheme of seeking vengeance for a lost loved one raises interesting questions about the cool and skilled spy we all love. So Quantum of Solace manages to serve as a follow-up to the events of Casino Royale, and a possible preliminary to the next round, which could then close the distance between us and Bond, thanks to the story alone. There are areas lacking in patience and therefore polish or consideration: the running time, for example, is short due to the condensed and furiously quick action scenes, which make out the movie to be an action flick. James Bond movies shouldn't been this short, in my opinion-- 2 hours should be the minimum. Overall, though, it's a fine Bond episode.