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 his previous 007 film. This would be a first in the series history!
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 successfully tracked down before the film faded out.
Now it was time to unravel this mystery, earn his trust from M and attempt to find some kind of emotional solace from the death of Vesper.
Daniel Craig is back, along with Casino co-stars Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright and Jesper Christiansen and the new faces of Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and Gemma Arterton – I take a look at possibly one of the most divisive Bond films among fans (everyone has a strong opinion about it) Quantum of Solace.
This look at Quantum was a long time coming. I had anticipated finishing it quite a long time ago. Initial work on it started so long ago I’m embarrassed to say when. But things come up and the sporadic work I would get to spend on it brought it to a standstill until I finally completely pushed it to the backburner.
I want to thank those Haphazard Bond fans who enjoy watching these 007 projects of mine, who have continued to ask about when this would be done and telling me they were still waiting for it. It’s a nice feeling that these provide some kind of entertainment to fellow 007 fans, whether they agree with my opinions or not.
There has been some growing frustration with these video projects. I would love to simply post all of them on my youtube channel and have them easily be found and watchable for anyone who wants to check them out.
Unfortunately, Youtube has nixed most of my recent videos (including my superhero series) and I was forced to post them elsewhere. It’s aggravating that they have to be watched outside Youtube, which used to be my main hub of activity for posting, but it’s not my doing.
Once again this series has gotten bigger and more complicated. Sort of like the Bond films themselves! What once started as a rough batch of badly narrated, shabbily recorded, short to the point reviews have evolved into badly narrated long-winded behemoths of projects. Did I just compare these projects to the actual Bond movies???
Like Quantum of Solace breaking new ground as the first Bond sequel, this look at it takes the progressive step of actually being longer than the film itself. This was by no means planned by the way.
So sit back and enjoy. Hopefully you fellow Bond fans will find it a diverting project until the next Bond film rolls around.