Media

Movie Renter's Guide - March, 2009

ARTICLE INDEX

"Quantum of Solace" (Blu-ray)

movie-march-2009-quantum-of-solaceSynopsis

A man named Dominic Greene (Amalric) is head of a secret organization that wants control of the world's oil supply.

He makes a deal with a general in Bolivia to help him take over the government if he will sign over a piece of land where Dominic claims there is oil.

Bond's job is, of course, to stop this from happening.

In the meantime, the American CIA is working with Greene, and in return for some of the oil, the USA will not interfere with the coup.

Along the way, he picks up a woman named Camille (Kurylenko), who has plans of her own. It turns out that the general who wants to take over the Bolivian government murdered her mother.

Specifications

  • MGM
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 46 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 28 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric
  • Directed by Olivier Megaton
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

Craig is certainly the best Bond of all time. He was great in Casino Royale, and he continues to be a terrific Bond in Quantum of Solace. However, the story is hard to follow, and it is not clear who is the baddest of the bad guys. The camera is too close in the fight sequences, so you can't really see who is hitting or kicking whom.

Technical

The image is sharp, and there is very good surround envelopment.

Extras

These include Another Way to Die, Bond on Location, Behind the Scenes, Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase, and other things.