August 1, 2008
After a string of horrible movies this summer that didn’t exactly hit the spot, I am looking for a savior in Daniel Craig’s new Bond. In each and every movie that I have watched this summer, the preview for Quantum of Solace has shown, and sadly, each and every time it was the best part of the entire two and a half hours for me. This summer, in fact, I have been reduced to seeing good 70’s and 80’s movies to keep my sanity at the movie theater. So after seeing that the new Bond is out, I have been so ready — ready for a good movie, which is due for me right now.
Everything in this Bond movie seems better than the last. Its set with a more mature Bond, that is more experienced in the field. But what I’m looking for is a more mature Bond in the way of his etiquette. What do I mean? In Casino Royale, Bond was still classy, but not very sure of himself in some situations. For starters, he fell in love, which is not acceptable in a Bond movie, and lastly he didn’t ask for a double Martini, shaken not stirred when at the drink counter. But in a larger scale, a darker and more intellectual Casino Royale was fine with me, but in my opinion, putting a poker tournament as the centerpiece of the plot was pretty weak. It was advertised as win all-end all tournament, but in truth when it actually started it was pretty boring. But in all fairness, the last Bond was in sense all about Bond beginning again and learning the game.
So what looks good out of the new one? It looks like it is a little more action packed, which is a tell tail sign from the main movie poster — with Bond holding an automatic rather than his customary Glock. And also, judging from the trailer, Bond may go rouge from MI6, so that may be interesting. And judging from the price spent on the movie and the many stuntman, it looks like their cranking up the explosions and big jumps. I’m sure it will have at least an up to par, customary Bond plot, which can be complex. The bond girls look good, a little retro with the hairdo’s but that may be a good sign. The only thing that I am not looking forward to is the Bond theme song. Its not Alicia Keys that bothers me, I’m just not happy about hearing Jack White’s painful voice. If the music coordinators over in Great Britain has any sense in their brains, they will let Jack do the guitar and let Alicia do the sining.