The New Bond: A Quantum Leap

I’m one of those people who don’t really care which actor is playing James Bond in order to see the movie. Heck, I even watched the one with Timothy Dalton in it.  The point is: it’s a James Bond movie.  Granted, nothing could probably replace Sean Connery in the eyes of Bond afficionados as the best actor ever to portray Agent 007– and Roger Moore would probably always be their second choice– but Daniel Craig‘s turn as the British spy over two movies is quite impressive.

Blonde.  James Blonde.

Blond. James Blond.

First, he’s brought a relatability to the character, despite the crazy gadgetry and the unattainable women.  He’s also introduced a realistic rough-and-tumble style akin to what an action hero should have.  And, thankfully, in the entirety of Quantum of Solace, absent was the formulaic self-introduction.

What we also got from QOS was adrenaline-packed action sequences worthy of the Bourne franchise.  Opening the movie was an impossibly insane car chase inside a hillside tunnel; the rooftop chase was reminiscent of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and the flame-filled final battle was fun, sprinkled with a bit of levity with the antagonist’s maniacal ax-wielding squeals.  And, of course, no Bond movie will be complete without a lead female role, one so aptly filled by Olga Kurylenko.



Overall, QOS is an enjoyable film, one even non-Bondphiles can watch.  As long as you don’t get stuck with that whole “My James Bond is better than your James Bond” schtick, everything should be fine.


3 Responses to “The New Bond: A Quantum Leap”

  1. 2 Bryan March 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this one the first time around. Mercy!

  1. 1 Happy @#$%^ing New Year, Peeps! « Jon’s Other Blog Trackback on January 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

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