James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.
Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? Written by
The use of Bodyflight / Indoor Skydiving in this movie continues an often overlooked tradition in the official Bond series of using new and different sports, activities and pastimes. Parkour / Free Running and Texas Hold 'Em Poker appeared in Casino Royale; Die Another Day showed Kite-Surfing and Switchblades (one-person gliders modeled on fighter jets aka PHASST - Programmable High Altitude Single Soldier Transport); Thunderball had Sky-Hooking and the Bell Jet-Pack Flight; Winter Sports featured in For Your Eyes Only and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the latter of which showed a Stock Car Rally on ice; Moonraker was the first movie to feature a modern Space Shuttle and it also showed the space training ride in a centrifuge chamber (though hardly a sport); You Only Live Twice showcased the mini-helicopter Little Nell; Octopussy had the mini AcroStar Bede jet; GoldenEye had a Bungee jump; The Living Daylights opened with Paintball; the 1970s popular sport of hang-gliding featured in two 70s Bond pics, Live and Let Die and Moonraker; Tomorrow Never Dies had the free-falling parachuting HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Jump (aka a military free fall); A View to a Kill sparked international interest in Snowboarding; and The Spy Who Loved Me premiered the water Jetski Wetbike. See more »
It is clear that the outset of Bolivia was filmed in several different countries. Whereas in La Paz people speak with what appears to be a Mexican accent, people in the desert such as the desert hotel waitress and the plane owner speak with a Chilean accent. The Bolivian scenes were filmed in the Atacama Desert in Chile, Colon in Panama and the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. See more »
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Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.
"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.
There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.
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