Review: QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Posted on 14 November 2008 by Rich Drees

Let’s face it. There are a lot of expectations sitting on this movie.

When the James Bond franchise reinvented itself in 2006 with Casino Royale, audiences and critics were pleasantly surprised with its new found sense of realism and character development. Taking Bond to his first days as a top agent with a license to kill for Her Majesty’s Secret Service lets the series truly explore that psyche of its main character, something it had been hesitant to do to any degree in its four decades of existence.

Quantum Of Solace picks up right where Casino Royale left off, both literally and figuratively. The new film continues the exploration of Bond’s development into the detached killer that creator Ian Fleming described in his series of books that inspired the film franchise.

And as for those expectations, Quantum Of Solace does a good job at fulfilling most of them.

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