James Bond is back, and just as awesome as ever. Daniel Craig's craggy picks up exactly where he left off in another brilliant thriller that leaves you feeling both drained and exhilarated. This is the first of the 22 Bond movies where the plot flows organically from the last installment, and Quantum of Solace is a better movie because of this.
After the death of his girlfriend, Vesper Lynd, at the end of Casino Royale, Bond mixes revenge and duty dangerously as he hunts down the shadowy group that blackmailed Lynd to betray him.
A link to a bank account in Haiti puts Bond on the scent of ruthless businessman, Dominic Greene. All great Bond adversaries are generously blessed with kinks and quirks and Greene is no different. His sidekick, Elvis sports a monkish fringe, and Tarantino bad looks. But it's the manner in which Greene manages to poison all trust in Bond, even from his nearest and dearest, that makes him one of the classic arch-adversaries.
Cold rage threatens to derail Bond's mission to crack Greene's dastardly organization known as Quantum, and I doubt that there's a better actor at bottling rage than Daniel Craig.
“When you can't tell your friends from your enemies it's time to go,” growls Dench.
Of course, Bond is having none of it. There are new necks to break and toys to play with as the action rips across Austria, Italy, and South America. The hand-to-hand fights are super realistic and the stunts involving motorbikes, speedboats, jet fighters and expensive cars that give you chills just looking at them. If anything, the crunching chase sequences in Quantum of Solace are even more magnificently dangerous than the ones from Casino Royale. And the daredevil leaps and tumbles through glass roofs are just as sensational as the splintering high-speed pyrotechnics.
Bond is no longer a work in progress. He is now the cruel, finished article.
Even if you are not a fan of the Bond series you will love this movie