Is there solace in revenge? James Bond (Daniel Craig) and M (Dame Judi Dench) 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 (Mathieu Amalric), 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 C.I.A. 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 criminal organization revealed as QUANTUM in this movie, which was active, but unknown, in Casino Royale (2006), is something which producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed to be intended to be an ongoing and regular foe of James Bond, much like S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in the early Bond movies of the 1960s. EON Productions, which produces the films, did not own the rights to the name S.P.E.C.T.R.E. until shortly before filming Spectre (2015), due to a legal settlement with Kevin McClory. See more »
After Bond shoots the first motorcycle police officer, he wrestles briefly with the second and throws him to the ground. There is a quick shot where he is shooting the second police officer, showing his motorcycle on the ground. The next shot shows the upright motorcycle falling due to the officer falling into it. It was edited so that you hardly see the motorcycle fall, but the way the officer falls, there's no way the motorcycle could have done what it did already on the ground. See more »
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The iconic "James Bond gun barrel" sequence, not seen in its traditional format since Die Another Day, is incorporated into the closing credits. See more »
Following an advisory screening of a rough cut, the film was pre-cut on BBFC advice in the UK before official submission to the Board for a formal cinema classification, with edits made to one scene in the finale. It was subsequently passed "uncut" as a 12A. More detailed notes can be found on the BBFC's website. Worldwide versions are this same pre-cut version. See more »
I went to see this on Sunday, thinking that it would be the same amazing picture that was Casino Royale. Sadly, it wasn't. Quantum of Solace still has the action, the girl and the explosions that you'd expect, but it is still missing something. By removing the gadgets, the car (only around for the first 5 minutes) and the improvisation that you'd expect a Bond flick to have, it has removed essentially what is a Bond film and what you are left with is the story. And the story was not that thought out. Many moments left me thinking: "what was the point of that?". The film is a lot darker, focusing mainly on the character seeking "revenge" but was not the film I expected it to be. A good watch, better than anything else at the cinema now, but not as good a film as I thought, and I felt a bit disappointed walking out. At most 7/10 but probably 6/10
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