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Title: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Rohan on November 16, 2008, 03:57:57 PM
The latest James Bond adventure shook up the box office record books this weekend with a $70.4 mil debut, the best 007 opening of all time.

The less the gadgets, the better the movie. I was never impressed by previous bond films. Then came "Casino Royale" I was impressed big time, I started loving this bond films. More actions with less gadgets. Last night, I saw 'Quantum of Solace' and let me tell you the truth, I was impressed this time big big time. More action and action. Perfectly directed. And the other best thing about 'Quantum of Solace' is OLGA, the russian chick.

I recommend, watch it.

Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 17, 2008, 01:44:05 PM
I liked Casino Royale, I just haven't gotten around to seeing QOS.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Rohan on November 17, 2008, 11:33:06 PM
I liked Casino Royale, I just haven't gotten around to seeing QOS.

Its awesome. You should.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Erik on November 18, 2008, 09:14:47 AM
I will go see it later this week, or maybe next week. Anyway, I will see it! :D
Thanks for the (short) review!
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 18, 2008, 01:28:45 PM
For the most part though, I've heard it isn't as good as Casino Royale.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Zozaya on November 18, 2008, 06:26:25 PM
I personally did not like it. I expected soooo much more, and yes, Casino Royal is much better.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: steinmansbrain on November 19, 2008, 10:11:29 AM
Yeah I was never really impressed with the pre Casino Royale Bond movies either. I mean some of them were probably good as far as daft action films are concerned but I never really cared for them or for Bond as a character.

I loved Royale from the opening scene (and the awesome credits/theme song) though and so was pretty nervous about how Solace was gonna' turn out but yeah it definetly matched my expectations.

Not sure which I prefer of the 2...need to watch Solace again first... but they're definetly the 2 best Bond's i've seen.

And yeah Olga's pretty damn hot for sure.

EDIT:

I wasn't really impressed with the villain however. I mean I suppose the Bourne films (which I think are awesome) never really had an impressive villain but it didn't seem to matter to me much in those. Davian from MI3 though was one of the best villains ever imo. Not sure if it was down to the acting or the writing but I really felt that that guy was a really bad man
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 19, 2008, 04:27:45 PM
Yeah, Davian from MI3 is really good, I also though Obadiah Stane from Iron Man was really good.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Rohan on November 19, 2008, 08:48:06 PM
For the most part though, I've heard it isn't as good as Casino Royale.

Don't listen to critics. Watch it and you will like it.

Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Rohan on November 19, 2008, 08:54:53 PM
Yeah I was never really impressed with the pre Casino Royale Bond movies either. I mean some of them were probably good as far as daft action films are concerned but I never really cared for them or for Bond as a character.

I loved Royale from the opening scene (and the awesome credits/theme song) though and so was pretty nervous about how Solace was gonna' turn out but yeah it definetly matched my expectations.

Not sure which I prefer of the 2...need to watch Solace again first... but they're definetly the 2 best Bond's i've seen.

And yeah Olga's pretty damn hot for sure.

EDIT:

I wasn't really impressed with the villain however. I mean I suppose the Bourne films (which I think are awesome) never really had an impressive villain but it didn't seem to matter to me much in those. Davian from MI3 though was one of the best villains ever imo. Not sure if it was down to the acting or the writing but I really felt that that guy was a really bad man

I've never been a bond film in my life. CASINO ROYALE changed it for me. After watching QOS, I will be looking forward to the next version. The villian was good, but not that much of a bad ass. The villian also played Villian in Steven Speilberg's "Munich" he was pretty good. He is a good actor.

I would love to see Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mi3) in a bond film. I hope in the next version.

Olga is pretty much the hottest bond girl ever.

Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: steinmansbrain on November 20, 2008, 10:11:08 AM
Yeah, Davian from MI3 is really good, I also though Obadiah Stane from Iron Man was really good.

Can't say I really thought much of Stain  :-\. I suppose any superhero villain will seem poor after seeing The Joker in TDK but I actually thought Falconey or w/e from Batman Begins was better than Stane.

Maybe it's 'cos it was Jeff Bridges playing him I don't know.

I do know I loved Tony Stark though! He's just a really fun character. And the way Iron Man ends is just brilliant - probably equated to about 90% of my overall enjoyment of the film.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 20, 2008, 01:28:28 PM
I just thought Bridges played a very subtle, almost scary Obadiah Stane, a lot of stuff going on under the surface, very subtle.  In particular the scene towards the end of the movie when Pepper Potts has to get the information for Tony, and then Obadiah walks in.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: steinmansbrain on November 26, 2008, 05:24:51 PM
I just thought Bridges played a very subtle, almost scary Obadiah Stane, a lot of stuff going on under the surface, very subtle.  In particular the scene towards the end of the movie when Pepper Potts has to get the information for Tony, and then Obadiah walks in.

No doubt that was a tense scene. I woulda knew something was up though. Pepper Potts...typing away at my personal computer...acting all anxious...Nah I woulda just captured her right there and then tbh
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: shadowbender on December 21, 2008, 07:26:13 PM
That was a great scene in "Iron Man". I love that movie. Quantum of Solace was great too.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 22, 2008, 01:13:17 PM
That was actually Tony's computer, not Stane's.
Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: Rohan on March 25, 2009, 09:57:28 AM
I bought the DVD yesterday. Felt great with my bose system. The 2 disc edition is worth it. They had bond on location documentary which was fun to watch and plus much more.

I didn't knew that QOS is the only bond film that took long to shoot on location than any other bond film ever made before.

The action is superb. Daniel Craig is the best bond ever, I know I've said it before, but let me say it....

Title: Re: 'Quantum of Solace' Stirs up a Win
Post by: shadowbender on March 27, 2009, 12:27:00 PM
I loved "Quantum of Solace", and hopefully I can get the DVD soon.