I didn't like it. I didn't like it at all!

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Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate PenFed Realty 0496522

I didn't like it but I absolutely loved it!  After holding my breath for over a year I finally saw Quantum of Solace.  Turning blue was the least of my worries, however.  There were no gadgets, very little time with Aston Martin and Daniel Craig didn't show any of his ‘money maker' bod. 

The cast was amazing and the plot was dead on.  I even loved hating the villain in this one.  I don't feel it stayed true to all the Bond movies of the past.  (Though I loved them).  It was more serious and grown up.  Perhaps with the changing culture we needed more fight and less fluff.  I can't even recall one corny line throughout the entire thing!

I will not give away the movie by giving you too much information.  What I will say is that I cannot wait for the special edition DVD.

If the Powers that Be are listening, "Bring back the gadgets, give me more Aston and keep Daniel."

Comments (26)

William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hope to go see this movie in  a day or two...I must have missed the narratuive about the Bond Women!

Nov 15, 2008 09:48 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Pat- The movie was just released here in the states yesterday.  The UK got it one week earlier.

Nov 15, 2008 09:52 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Richard- No, I wouldn't have guessed he did.

Nov 15, 2008 09:52 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

William- I say this with a long and strong history of hetro, she was hot.

Nov 15, 2008 09:54 AM
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

Good to know, headed out to see it in a few minutes! Also, thanks for not giving away the plot in your review!! Can't wait to see me some Daniel! ~A:)

Nov 15, 2008 11:34 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Mmmmm lovely! Mike is there now. We have to take turns with the kids. Once upon  time we used to go to the movies together (LOL).

Nov 15, 2008 11:40 AM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Mel, my husband and my 12 year old went last night.  Both came away disappointed.  I wasn't surprised at my husband... he never gives a good review.  But Max said the plot was very hard to follow, the fight scenes weren't great and the women weren't pretty.  I asked if there were any good Daniel Craig shirtless scenes and only got an eye roll out of the little guy.  He was unimpressed.

Nov 15, 2008 11:44 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Melody, Sounds like you really enjoyed it!   Your wonderful review just might convince me to go see it! 

Nov 15, 2008 11:52 AM
Josef Katz
Digital and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

James Bond is always good entertainment.  Is there really such a thing as a bad Bond movie....?

Looking forward to seeing the new one soon.

 

Nov 15, 2008 11:56 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Mel, I saw the movie Friday in a preview. Not enough gadgets. Not enough babes. Terrible storyline. Not in line with all the good Bond films. Five of five I was with didn't like it.

Nov 15, 2008 12:14 PM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Gary, did you go to the movies with Jack and Max last night??

Nov 15, 2008 12:24 PM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

I am surprised everyone didn't love it.  Gees, am I 'that' hooked on Daniel?

Nov 15, 2008 02:48 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Morning MEL,

I am waiting for my opportunity to go and check out the new movie.  Always been a fan of BOND.

Nov 15, 2008 11:38 PM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Mel -looking forward to seeing this one. I like the darker edge to the last movie and this one. It is somewhat truer to the intent of the books.

Nov 15, 2008 11:42 PM
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

I can't wait to see it! As for Daniel Craig.....call 911 I'm on fire! That guy is smokin!

Nov 16, 2008 02:25 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I've seen all but the last two Bond films. I usually like them, so I will have to give this one a shot.

Nov 16, 2008 08:06 AM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Retired

Thanks for not giving too much away... We haven't seen it yet. :)  Everyone says it's fantastic though, so I'm looking forward to it.

Nov 17, 2008 07:08 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

The guys in my office organized a Friday 2 PM getaway to the movies for this. While I can appreciate Bond films, I wouldn't take off work for it. Which means since I'm working all the time, I imagine I'll have to wait for the DVD.

Hey, I think AR is trying to tell me something. The security word is "martin"

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

Nov 18, 2008 04:26 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Thanks for the review, Melody (and commenters).While I'm off with our junior higher watching Twilight, my husband can go see Quantum.

Nov 18, 2008 07:44 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Sounds like this one was a lot of fun.  Only thought now is - do I wait for the DVD or go to the theatre?

Nov 20, 2008 09:45 AM