|Title:||Quantum of Solace|
|05.02.09||DVR|| First off, 6 bucks for Time Warner's HD on demand is hardly worth it considering the compression artifacts present. Secondly, I don't know why I continue to hope/expect something different from Bond movies. I think there's some idealized version of what a Bond movie should be and a lot of people are perpetually disappointed with every Bond movie because they never live up to this expected version. But the truth is... there's never been the ideal Bond movie. Even the "classics" like Goldfinger are uneven and contain wacky over-the-top action. I now think that most Bond films are exactly what bond films are supposed to be, and it's my fault for wanting them to be something different.|
That said, when this was out in theaters I heard a lot about how different this was. It was apparently sleek and beautiful and isolating and, dare I say, cerebral. Well, it's not different. It's the same. Whatever. I'm over it. It's not like a bad movie or anything and I guess in therms of Bond movies it doesn't mess up terribly bad in that there are no chainsaw helicoptors or castles made of ice but... there is a building in the desert that randomly explodes like a hundred times and Bond is both an ace airplane pilot and boat captain as well as his usually top driving self. There's not as many cheeky in-jokes as Casino Royale but a whole lot of troublesome references to the last movie that people like me don't remember and don't care about.
oh well. I guess I have come to terms with the fact that I am not a bond fan.