A ticket at Metro Adlabs: Rs 250
Number of people killed on screen: At least 250
There are some things money can’t buy. They come as a free gift.
The new bond flick is probably my second fastest viewing (in terms of watching a movie after it was released in India) of any film in recent history. It was unquestionably the most expensive (although I didn’t pay for the tickets). And that meant, getting out was out before the credits rolled was out of question. And so I sat and endured.
Plus points? It’s sleek. The action is good (although senseless). Daniel Craig, after my initial reservations, impressed me with his murderous performance — as the Bond 2.0: the cold-blooded killer, who kills with relish, almost. And Olga Kurylenko is stunnig at times.
Well, what more do I ask from a Bond movie? Well fair question.
My comment as I walked out of the theater was: we should have watched part one first. I was only joking. Only later did I realize the joke was on me. And that might be the reason why I didn’t find the story. Yes. By the time credits rolled, and my conscience allowed me to get out, I was still searching for one.This could easily have been a Van Damme or Steven Segal movie.
It made me feel old again. Not just because the people I watched it with were much younger. It’s this unease about the bond 2.0 — the killer machine. I so missed Sean Connary’s superhuman and yet very human bond.
I think they mis-spelt the title.
PS: This Herald-Sun review is bang on target:
The James Bond of Quantum of Solace is tired, angry, paranoid and extremely stressed.
Didn’t I tell you? It’s Bond 2.0. A fitting tribute to our world 2.0.