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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

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Storyline

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£15,384,217 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

$168,368,427 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

Chile's Atacama Desert is a significant terrain in the third act of this movie and it's only the fourth major time that a Bond movie has featured desert terrain. The Nevada and Black Rock deserts in Nevada were the first deserts featured in the series in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Next was perhaps the most famous so far, the Egyptian desert in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). The Desert would next feature in The Living Daylights (1987) featuring both the Moroccan and Mojave Deserts. See more »

Goofs

Bond arrives at the opera and steals a 'goody bag' which contains the Quantum earpiece, he tips the bag into a sink in the men's restroom to examine the contents. The sink appears to have a tap (faucet) which operates automatically when hands are placed beneath yet the water does not flow when Bond is searching through the stuff in the sink. See more »

Quotes

M: If you could avoid killing every possible lead, it would be deeply appreciated.
James Bond: I'll do my best.
M: I've heard that before.
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Crazy Credits

The iconic "James Bond gun barrel" sequence, not seen in its traditional format since Die Another Day, is incorporated into the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Kommissarie Späck (2010) See more »

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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.

"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.

There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.


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