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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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

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007 Quantum of Solace  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$67,528,882 (USA) (14 November 2008)

Gross:

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

Bond hands a Universal Exports business card to one of Greene's men in Haiti that shows the pseudonym R. Sterling. The same name was used by 007 in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) when he introduced himself as Robert Sterling to Stromberg, with Anya Amasova as Mrs. Sterling. See more »

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During the aircraft "chase" scene the left engine of the C47/DC3 is shot out. Bond then sets both engines to full power and pulls back on the yoke to initiate a climb. Being that the left engine is the "Critical Engine" for the C47/DC3 Bond's course of action would not have resulted in a climb, but instead resulted in the C47/DC3 performing a roll to the left onto it's back and most likely crashing. Critical Engine Definition per the FAA: The engine whose failure would most adversely affect the airplane's performance or handling qualities is the critical engine. On any airplane with both engines rotating clockwise the left engine is critical. Aerodynamically, this is due to asymmetrical thrust or "P" factor. The center of thrust is offset to the right side of the propeller hub, creating a greater distance (ARM) from the longitudinal axis to the thrust line of the right engine. This longer arm in turn creates a greater yawing moment, and with rudder deflection fixed at its maximum value, airplane speed must be higher to overcome the effects of "P" factor. Failure of the left engine, therefore, creates the more "critical" situation (need for higher Vmc) See more »

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James Bond: [Bond is holding Yusef and Corinne at gunpoint] *Sit down!*
[they both sit]
James Bond: [looking at Corinne] You're Canadian...? You work in Canadian intelligence?
Corinne: [doesn't answer]
James Bond: That's all right... I know you do. And knowing this man, you likely have access to some very sensitive material that you're going to be forced to give up. His life will be threatened... and because you love him, you won't hesitate.
[pauses]
James Bond: That's a beautiful necklace. Did he give it to you?
Corinne: [still doesn't answer]
James Bond: [...]
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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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