Quantum of Solace is out in theaters today.
I had really grown distant from the James Bond franchise during the Pierce Brosnan days. While I liked Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is not Enough and
Battle for the Ice Castle in Racecars Die Another Day were so awful that they went a long way towards completely turning me off to James Bond. It was a multitude of factors, but bad acting, ridiculous over the top scenes and sloppy gunplay just did me in.
Then Casino Royale came out, and I was filled with fear and trepidation. A new Bond, new directors, and…holy cow it was awesome. I remember walking out of the theater thinking “where was this James Bond all my life”? With that in mind, I am extremely excited about the new Bond movie, The Quantum of Solace. If, like the reboot of the Batman franchise, they continue in the same direction as the Casino Royale with gritty, intense action, and stay away from the cheesy weirdness that has haunted the Bond films, then they will have made another excellent movie.