Quantum of Solace review

Yobbo Bond
by thetravellinggourmet (movies profile) Nov 16, 2008
MANY Bond movies have impressed me with their story, acting and beautiful girls, especially Sean Connery, the best Bond of all. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Daniel Craig. Firstly, he is very ugly, haggard and has a face full of wrinkles. Craig wears a perpetual frown on his face with his thin, reptilian lips permanently compressed into a thin line. Frankly, I think Botox and plastic surgery may not be able to help his looks either. Secondly, he lacks style and finesse big time. His potrayal of Bond is all wrong. No humour, a lack of gadgets and absolutely no class and no finesse. Bond would know what went into his Vodka Martini instead of telling the Bartender, "You tell him." He keeps telling the girl, "Wait for me here." No wit, no sardonic humour. The stunts are good but unfortunately unbelievable. For example, when they drop into the cave in Bolivia with one parachute between them. The parachute just opened about 35m before they landed. In real life, serious injury and probably death would result. You don’t walk away from that. I know. I used to parachute.
No "Q", no Moneypenny, no gadgets, no spark, and no tongue in cheek humour. Pathetic.
The Bond theme at the end is where you see the difference. Sean Connery had that classic smooth, graceful cat like walk…before he explodes into deadly action and puts a 7.65mm bullet into the bad guy with his Walther PPK. Daniel Craig, however, walks jerkily like a man very late for an appointment. As for the action sequences, they are just a total blur and suddenly the bad guy drops dead on the floor. You wonder, how the hell did that happen??? In the old Bond movies, you could see the actual Karate or unarmed combat tehniques executed (usually quite well). It looks like the incompetent Director is trying to imitate Jackie Chan and Jason Bourne. Well, he has failed miserably. 
After watching this dreadful movie, I need a lot of solace from a beautiful Lithuanian blonde with big eyes and a Vodka Martini with a twist of lemon, shaken not stirred.
There are many more truly awful things about this movie that I shall write about later.
Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet
PS In England, Yobbo is slang for a hooligan or low class gangster.

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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1 Response to Quantum of Solace review

  1. Awesome, i would say this article is a entirely opposite to what i think about Daniel

    craige, the so called Bond 007, i did read that he is not fit to be a Action hero that too a

    World cekeberating Bond, as he learnt how to drive the Aston martin car manually till

    then the director has postponed the Movie Shooting. i did admired him his actions and

    the way he behaved in this casino movie. i did compared him with pierce brosnan with

    his style and handsomeness. would say Sean connery is the Best in your period and Pierce brosnan in my brother’s period and Daniel in my period. Bond is a Agent who never listens Agent M all the ages.


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