Quantum Of Solace Teaser Trailer Review - By Alec '006'
At last! Our first glimpse at the film formerly known as Bond 22 -
"Quantum Of Solace". I learned early in life from one of my school
teachers that if you're going to offer up criticism on something, try
and offer some positives before a negative. Fair enough. This film
looks good. The cinematography, the locales, the sets, stunts, all look
quite good, although not quite as good as the trailer for "Casino
We get a taste that this flick has lots of action and intensity and
James Bond is pretty p****d off. We could gather as much from the early
remarks given by EON and other sources, knowing that Vesper was working
with a mysterious organization who seem pretty cruel and mysterious. We
are basically given the info that Bond isn't over what happened to
Vesper, gets some leads as to where to yank the thread to unravel this
insidious sweater, and goes a little A.W.O.L.
"M" played once again by Dame Judi Dench, is obviously still
disappointed in her newly appointed "00". "I thought I could trust
you..." she says, once again quietly scolding our favorite British
Agent. Doesn't she remember how well he did at the terrorist arms
bazaar at the beginning of "Tomorrow Never Di... - Oops! Same "M",
different time line, different Bond.
Craig looks to be in decent form except when you see him in the trailer
say "You don't have to worry about me." Holy cripes Daniel, you look
like you just got dragged around London three times under a subway
train! Yikes!!! I hope this look for Mr Craig is based on something
that happens to 007 in a particular part of the movie, and not just
reaffirming my notion that Daniel just doesn't make for the dashing,
debonair, strikingly handsome 007 we all used to know.
Besides starting to tire of Dame Judi's "M" constant berating of her
best agent, I think this trailer lacks any real signatures that shows
us this is the latest adventure for Ian Fleming's James Bond 007. A
taste of the gunbarrel would've been nice. If we get jipped out of an
opening gun barrel sequence BEFORE the pre-title sequence coming
November 7th, I swear to Almighty God I'll throw my over-sized,
over-priced, bucket of Coca-Cola (including the straw) at the theater
We get only teased with the Bond music here...oh, well. Monty Norman
and David Arnold should really go and have lunch some time. All in all,
I'm going to give the teaser a 7 out of 10.
"Quantum Of Solace" is echoing one of my favorite Bond entries, Timothy
Dalton's "Licence To Kill" from 1989, when 007 last went out for
revenge...and trying not to notice that at times this looks like Bond
is taking Jason Bourne personally, rather than those responsible for
I'm cautiously optimistic about the night of November 7th and will be buying the theater's biggest size Coke.
- Alec '006'