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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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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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14 November 2008 (USA)  »

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007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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$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

This film marks the return of the "traditional" gun barrel sequence, albeit at the end of the film as opposed to the beginning. Similarly, the previous film Casino Royale (2006), incorporated the gun barrel sequence as part of the opening fight scene. The following film, Skyfall (2012), also uses the sequence at the end. These three films are the first to break away from the "traditional" use of the gun barrel sequence at the beginning of a James Bond film, which was used for the last time in Die Another Day (2002). See more »

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Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America without any access to the sea. In spite of that Dominic Greene, Camille and others talk in Bolivia's capital La Paz about the country like it has access to the sea, without ever mentioning that the sovereign countries Chile and Peru are between Bolivia and the sea. See more »

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Dominic Greene: My friends call me Dominic.
James Bond: I'm sure they do.
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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 »

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It's a sequel - and dark as a consequence
1 November 2008 | by (Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie, I won't add spoilers, but be aware, it's a sequel to Casino Royale and is necessarily darker in tone. Bond has shut down emotionally as a consequence of Vesper's death and is driven to investigate and, to some extent, avenge her death.

Daniel Craig further extends his takeover of the role, he exudes a sense of sadness with a ruthless drive to move forward with his mission. Mention should be made of Judi Dench - she delivers another excellent performance as M.

Would heartily recommend watching Casino Royale on DVD beforehand if you own it, specifically to prepare and remind yourself of the odd plot point as they certainly will be relevant here.

Bond fans rest assured it's fantastic entertainment. It has to be agreed that it is lacking in old-school quips and innuendo, but in my opinion it is entirely in keeping with Bond's situation in this movie. There are some beautiful locations though, especially in Italy and the Aston looks great, for a little while!

As Bond himself says, "you don't have to worry about me". I'm not worried about the franchise and the third part of this trilogy will be worth looking forward to.


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