Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quantum Of Solace - 007

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Quantum Of Solace continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an M16 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene.

Quantum Of Solace Trailer

My rate &
* * *
It doesn't feels like James Bond film.
Less gadget.
Its more like Bond personal stuff.
Hes more like a killer machine, brutal but more action.
Directed by
Marc Forster
Produced by
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
Novel/StoryIan Fleming (Characters)
Michael G. Wilson (Plot)
Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko,
Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton,
Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright,
Giancarlo Giannini
Distributed by
Columbia Pictures
Release date(s)
October 31, 2008 (UK, EI)
November 14, 2008 (NA)
November 19, 2008 (AUS)
Running time
106 minutes
BudgetUS$230 million
Gross revenueUS$422,277,480


The film continues immediately after the events of Casino Royale with Bond driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy. With the captured Mr White in the boot of his car, Bond is attacked by chasing henchmen. After evading his pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organisation, Quantum. M's bodyguard Mitchell is revealed as a traitor, attacking M and allowing White to escape; Bond chases Mitchell across Siena, through the crowd assembled for the Palio di Siena, and kills him. Following a lead resulting from forensic investigation of Mitchell's apartment, Bond heads to Haiti to find Mitchell's contact, Edmund Slate, whom he kills in a struggle. Posing as Slate, Bond learns that Slate was sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, Dominic Greene, the chairman of an ecological organization called Greene Planet. Bond pursues her by motorbike and watches her meet with Greene. Bond learns that Greene is helping Bolivian General Medrano stage an overthrow of his government in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert land.

Greene has Camille escorted away on Medrano's boat to "sweeten" their deal, but Bond rescues her. Bond then follows Greene to a private jet, which flies to Austria accompanied by CIA agents Gregg Beam and Felix Leiter. Beam offers the United States' support of the overthrow in return for preferential leases to Bolivian oil, which he believes Greene to have discovered. In return, Greene requests that the CIA eliminate Bond's interference. Beam agrees.

On the Austrian shore of Lake Constance near Bregenz, members of Quantum – including Greene and White – gather at a performance of Puccini's opera Tosca. Quantum members in attendance hold a conference via concealed earpieces and finalize plans for their Tierra Project. Among the plotters is Guy Haines, an advisor of the British Prime Minister. Bond obtains an earpiece and disrupts the meeting, and then takes photos of various Quantum members as they flee the theater. As Greene abruptly departs from the opera, he is intercepted by Bond and a gunfight ensues in a restaurant. Bond confronts Haines' bodyguard on a rooftop, who is subsequently killed by Greene.

On learning of the bodyguard's death, M revokes Bond's passports and credit cards and demands that he return to London. Bond instead travels to Italy by boat, where he reunites with his old ally René Mathis. Bond persuades the retired agent, once stationed in Bolivia, to accompany him to La Paz. They are greeted by Strawberry Fields, an MI6 field operative from the British Consulate. Fields demands that Bond return to the UK on the next available flight, but he disobeys and seduces her in their hotel suite. That night, they attend a fund raiser being held by Greene, where Camille reappears. Bond and Camille leave together with help from Fields, but are pulled over by the Bolivian police. The police order Bond to open the boot of his vehicle, revealing a bloodied Mathis. As Bond lifts Mathis out of the boot, the policemen open fire and fatally injure Mathis. Bond disarms and kills the policemen and comforts the dying Mathis, who asks Bond to forgive Vesper Lynd.

Bond and Camille drive to the location of Greene's intended land acquisition, surveying the area in a Douglas DC-3 propeller plane. They are intercepted and shot down by an Aermacchi SF-260 fighter and a Bell UH-1 helicopter. They escape from the crippled plane by parachuting into a sinkhole. Attempting to escape the cave, Bond and Camille learn that Greene's Tierra Project involves water: Quantum is blockading Bolivia's supply of fresh water, normally flowing in underground rivers, by damming it into hidden reservoirs beneath the desert. Bond also learns that Camille's family was raped and murdered by Medrano and that she is seeking revenge. After these revelations, they return to La Paz, where Bond meets M and discovers that Quantum murdered Fields by drowning her in oil. Believing that Bond has become a threat to both friend and foe, M orders him to disarm and end his activities in Bolivia, but he escapes by overpowering the MI6 operatives accompanying him in a lift, telling M before departing that he is not finished with his operation.

Bond later meets Felix Leiter at a local bar, who advises that CIA is after Bond, and discloses the location where Greene and Medrano will later meet. Bond flees when American forces arrive to eliminate him. Bond and Camille go to a hydrogen-powered eco-hotel in the Bolivian desert, where Greene and Medrano are finalising their plans. As the various parties depart, Bond attacks and kills the departing Colonel of Police for betraying Mathis, and sets off a chain of explosions when a hydrogen fuel tank is hit by an out of control vehicle. Camille kills Medrano, and Bond captures Greene. After interrogating him, he leaves Greene stranded in the middle of the desert with only a can of motor oil. Bond drives Camille to a train station, where they kiss before she departs.

Bond goes to Kazan, Russia, where he confronts Vesper Lynd's former lover, Yusef Kabira. Yusef is a member of Quantum who seduces high-ranking women who have valuable connections, to get them to give up government assets as ransom for himself in fake kidnappings where he is supposedly held hostage. He is attempting to do the same with Canadian agent Corinne Venneau, even giving her the same kind of necklace he gave Vesper. Surprising them at Yusef's apartment, Bond tells Corinne about Vesper and advises her to alert the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Bond leaves Yusef's apartment and is confronted by M who is surprised that Bond did not kill Yusef, but rather left him alive for questioning. M reveals that Leiter has been promoted at the CIA to replace Beam, and that Greene was found in the desert, shot dead with motor oil in his stomach. Bond doesn't volunteer any information on Greene, but tells M that she was right about Vesper. M then tells Bond that MI6 needs him and fully reinstates him as an agent. Bond walks off into the night telling M that he never left. As he leaves, he drops Vesper's necklace in the snow.

Plot source: Wiki