The Craig Reconstruction:
Quantum of Solace (2008)
James Bond returns in his first sequel!
After the huge success of Casino Royale there was little doubt Daniel Craig would return as James Bond. What would be
unexpected was his encore Bond film would be a direct sequel to Casino Royale.
When we last saw him Craig’s Bond had lost the woman he loved at the hands of a mysterious large evil organization. The only clue he had to them was the figure of Mr. White, who Bond had succesfully tracked down before the film faded out.
Now it was time to begin to unravel this mystery, earn his trust from M and attempt to find some kind of emotional solace from the death of Vesper.
With a newly hired Bond director, Marc Forster heads into unchartered territory with the first Bond sequel and a distinct vision he had in mind for it. The production would be plagued with numerous problems. The most notable issue to be dealt with would be a writers strike that would become a major stumbling block.
Daniel Craig is back, along with Casino co-stars Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright and Jesper Christensen and the new faces of Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and Gemma Arterton – I take a look at possibly one of the most divisvie Bond films among fans (everyone has a strong opinion about it) Quantum of Solace.
Just a sidenote – I had initially intended to complete this review quite a long time ago. And it was looking like I would. Literally work on it began well over a year ago, but stuff happens and it sadly got pushed to the backburner for much longer than I anticipated. I want to thank you Haphazard Bond fans who enjoy these projects and who have kept asking me about it, waiting for it and reminding me to finish it. You guys are a real motivating force! Thanks for your patience.
Oh and yes I know – this is a first in this review series. This is the first time one of my reviews is actually longer than the actual film itself. Perhaps a bit of overkill on my part. Oh well.