Nov 16, 2008

Quantum of Daniel Craig : Updated

Orders have been issued: We go to see Bond today. I hear it's a movie with a buncha violence and action. Whatev. I pretend that's what I'm interested in, too. Uh-huh.

Updated, no spoilers: Lots of action, too many short-cuts with the action, however. Herky-jerky camera work and 2-second scenes keep you from engaging too deeply, from buying into the scene. Some of the hand-t0-hand really was some of the best action. If the intent was to keep viewers a bit emotionally removed, to parallel the protagonist, well it worked. Which means you leave the theatre feeling just the eensy-est bit of an idea of something missing from the formula.

Don't misunderstand: go see it and see it on the big screen. It's very enjoyable and well-paced. The plot... eh... paper thin, but who cares. It had very, very few 'moments" and even fewer lines. The intelligent dialogue from Casino Royale disappeared with the writers' strike, I guess. Even a correctly done flashback to Vesper, to connect him to his loss and motivation, would have added some emotional depth. But I'm a girl. What do I know?

For the ladies, I don't think there was enough of Bond in a tuxedo, but I'll temper that by saying there has never been a Bond who could wear jeans quite so well. Rowwrr!


3 comments:

julie said...

As long as it has lots of Daniel Craig, does anything else matter?

Sparrow said...

Mmmmm, blue eyes...

QP said...

Poor Brits. Cowboy and I saw Quantum last night. Craig is a hunk, but his Bond embodies the new, anti-elitist Bond, the unstable toughie in a world of ever-shifting alliances, a world of neither queens nor supervillains.