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The trouble with 'Quantum' is that whilst initially it seemed to have the potential to be a truly sinister all powerful organisation (specifically in the scene where Mitchell reveals himself to be on their payroll) they never really did anything from that point on.
You were just vaguely aware that they wanted to do something to do with controlling giant underground reservoirs and causing drought, sort of like Thames Water, but with a marginally more unreasonable pricing policy.
Just felt a like a long set up for the next Bond movie, in terms of who 'Quantum' are and the extent of their power. Could've been a bit more charming and fun, but it wasn't all bad. I don't see why it's getting the resounding thumbs down from the press like it has been.
Oh, and Olga Korathingy > Gemma Arterton.
olga > gemma?
Eveyone's harping on about Gemma Arterton being stunning and that but I thought she was outshone, in terms of looks and acting ability, by Olga.
She has a very Indie/Goth exotic ice-cool bitch mistress thing going on.
I was confused by this too. She was only in it for 2 or 3 scenes.
and there was literally no reason for the old guy Mathieu to be in the film. Bond's gone rogue, needs new fake passport, gets one from him, Mathieu and Bond fly to South America together, where agent Fields is already waiting, so the fake passport was useless as the secret service knew where he was.
The only scene he was "needed" was the drunken chat in the airplane. And the cinema I was in, people were shocked to see him get killed, likewise Arterton, there should be a strong reason to kill off a well-liked character and in this case there were none. What the hell was that oil thing about, apart from a homage to Goldfinger 30 seconds after Bond says "there is no oil" and none of it is ever referred to again.
Would M personally fly to Russia to observe the arrest of a reasonably low-level target?
the Vesper's boyfriend storyline was completely forgotten after the bit that was in the trailers and awkwardly dumped into the epilogue.
was also a device to show how horribly the police chief was totally bad and in on it, after all the coup would have worked better wit hteh chief of police onboard, and if it werent established that he was horrible (by killing an old freind just to implicate bond) then killing him later might not have seemed so justified (otherwise his motives might have only been guessed at and they might not have been that bad(
olga > gemma fashion-wise. olga was pretty 'fierce' at all the premieres.
but it could do with chilling out a bit and a bit of humour wouldnt go amiss. that said i liked lots of bits in it, even if as a whole it didnt add up to much
to tell the truth I cant really see where they spent it all
An couple of aston martins, couple of alfa romeos, a couple of boats, some fancy display boards, filming at an opera house, filming in a swanky hotel, hiring a grand, but faded house, shots in the desert, a dc3 cgi of what happens to that dc3, some black sticky oil, a shop window dummy, a small piston fighter aircraft, a bell huey uh1d helicopter, and filming at a hotel in a desert.......oh and a lot of scaffolding
It was ok. I didn't come out of the cinema at the end thinking wow or anything. Unlike Eagle Eye, which I thought was fantastic.
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