Saturday, November 15, 2008

I have waited all my life for a Bond such this.

I have literally waited my entire life for James Bond movies such as these Daniel Craig Bond flicks. Casino Royale was a, well, quantum leap forward for the franchise, and Quantum of Solace continues in the tradition. It had some moments of poor, Bourne Supremacy-esque, shakey cam execution during a few of the action sequences, but overall, fantastic bits of innovation, creativity and cleverness in the action/stunt pieces.

Of course, the major accomplishment of these Craig films is the excellence of the quiet scenes. They're not boring in the slightest because of the underlying raw energy that Craig and his fellow company of actors have as their foundation. Jeffrey Wright and Dame Judy Dench are, as always, extraordinary. Each sentence uttered is full of tension and possibility, and is just as engaging as every gun shot or car crash.

Director Marc Foster picks up admirably on the style for the new Craigsian Bond - instant improvisation. Thought in Motion. He's Jackie Chan without the kicking and better clothes.

Just fantastic. Go see it.

Wow. The President of a lifetime and a Bond of a lifetime all in one month? If only my life savings hadn't been reduced to the cost of a box of Junior Mints, this would be the best month ever!

1 comment:

sofistiphunk said...

You're supposed to buy all your candy at the dollar store before hand...
I could go for some junior mints right now or some chocolate covered almonds.