Quantum of Solace

I rarely see movies in the theater and I rarely rent them until they are available for five days (so I can rent it on Friday and not return it until Monday). So most of the “movie reviews” I post will not be of much use to many readers.

But I do not see that as a reason to not post them!

I watched Quantum of Solace last night. I had rented Casino Royale a while back and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a bit long and felt like watching two movies back to back, but I thought it the best Bond film ever. I looked forward to sequels.

Quantum of Solace came out to such bad reviews that I was in no hurry to rent it. I believe I was misled. This was a fun movie to watch. It may not quite be up to the standard of Casino Royale, but it is close.

More importantly, plot wise it is the ending of Casino Royale. Both of these movies are too long and have plenty of excessive action that could be edited out with little damage (and maybe improvement!) to the films. Maybe it is my imagination, but it seems like some of the back and forth between M and Bond that was covered in the first film was done again in the second.

There are two good movies here with more editing. As it is, there are two movies worth watching which are certainly the best of the mostly dreadful Bond series.

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