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Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  14 November 2008 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

007 Quantum of Solace  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£15,384,217 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

$168,368,427 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

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 (2006); Die Another Day (2002) showed Kite-Surfing and Switchblades (one-person gliders modeled on fighter jets aka PHASST - Programmable High Altitude Single Soldier Transport); Thunderball (1965) had Sky-Hooking and the Bell Jet-Pack Flight; Winter Sports featured in For Your Eyes Only (1981) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), the latter of which showed a Stock Car Rally on ice; Moonraker (1979) 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 (1967) showcased the mini-helicopter Little Nell; Octopussy (1983) had the mini AcroStar Bede jet; GoldenEye (1995) had a Bungee jump; The Living Daylights (1987) opened with Paintball; the 1970s popular sport of hang-gliding featured in two 70s Bond pics, Live and Let Die (1973) and Moonraker (1979); Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) had the free-falling parachuting HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Jump (aka a military free fall); A View to a Kill (1985) sparked international interest in Snowboarding; and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) premiered the water Jetski Wetbike. See more »

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M tells Bond that a DNA analysis has been done on a lock of hair. Strictly speaking, locks of hair are cut off and do not contain the hair follicle which is preferable for DNA analysis. However, it is possible to get DNA from hair samples that lack roots, although it takes more time and effort. It is likely that the case was given priority to facilitate the effort. See more »

Quotes

Felix Leiter: You know who Greene is and you want to put us in bed with him.
Gregg Beam: Yeah, you're right. We should just deal with nice people.
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Written by Luis Abanto Morales
Performed by Jaime Cuadra, Giancarlo Morocco and Luis Abanto Morales
Courtesy of Quadrasonic Ideas and Apdayc
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

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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