Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Conundra 2: Quantum of Solace

posted by Brit

Anyone seen the new Bond movie yet? Don't bother, turns out it doesn't exist...

1) Quantum of Solace is a pacy, visually imaginative follow-up to Casino Royale.
2) Quantum of Solace has brought the brand's successful relaunch crashing back to earth - with a yawn.
3) Contradictions cannot exist.

Therefore Quantum of Solace doesn't exist. Oh well, better stay in and watch X Factor instead...


  1. One cinema goers meat is another's popcorn. Fraulein Maltys verdict on Monday night..the aisles were crawling with bloody kids, well that's Edinburgh for you, home of course to the original Jimmy B.

  2. I'm off to see it in about an hour-and-a-half with hubby (bunking off is such fun). I tend to make a beeline for films that Cosmo Landesman has slagged off as his judgement has been shown to be deeply impaired - he once married Julie Burchill, for Christ's sake.

  3. Don't know why they don't get Richard Madeley and myself to co-write the next Bond movie, i say we'd come up with something spectacular and perverse. Needless to say it would feature Stephen Fry and unusual methods of bare-handed murder.

  4. Roger Moore thinks it's crap apparently. His own favourite bond was George Lazenby. I haven't seen a Bond since accidentally catching the last fifteen minutes of whatever one it as that had Halle Berry in it. That was crap too. And Quantum of Solace is a title so bad it makes your eyes water. And while I'm at it, the Jack White/Alicia Keyes theme tune is also overwrought balls.

    Over and out.

  5. It was OK, not great as CR was, but not bad, and a good add on to CR.

    I think they have set up the Craig bond pretty well for further installments, bond is great when its on the edge of reality, now they have a real life bond, they can push towards the edge.

    Did not like the political correctness of the evil multinationals blah, with the misguided Yankees underwriting a coup.

    In real life Evo Morales is a racist bigot (forget about the veil of socialism rubbish) and having in knocked off certainly would not make the situation worse.

  6. elberry, Who would play M ? perhaps Julian Clary in marigolds and with a bottle of Jif in his hand.

  7. M would of course be Gordon Ramsay.

    Q could be Jeremy Clarkson.

    Miss Moneypenny would be Russell Brand.

  8. Who is Bond though? Is it Fry himself?

    If not, might I throw AA Gill's hat into the ring?

  9. Stephen Fry IS James bond: it's absolutely perfect.

    Outwitting the sultry double agent Madeleine Bassett ... retrieving the Doomsday Code hidden in the cow-creamer ... foiling the world-domination schemes of sundry megalomaniacs by bringing up their dubious pasts designing ladies' undergarments ... What-ho M.

  10. Quantum of Solace is entertaining at least... a lot of high quality visuals, but the movie as a whole could stand to lose six or seven fewer chase scenes