We went to see the new Bond movie (Quantum of Solace) last week, and I have to say I liked it a lot – even more than the previous one, which I also liked. I really like what they have done with Bond here; he’s a lot closer to the character in the books, a lot harder in many ways… and the story is dark. Gone is the goofy Bond of old times, and I don’t miss him much. Sure, some of the Roger Moore films were a lot of fun, but we’ve already covered that area quite well. Besides, the old womanizer Bond feels like a relic nowadays.
I’d even go so far as to say this new one was one of the best Bonds I’ve seen. Sure, it’s a valid criticism that there’s a lot of similarity to the Bourne books / movies here – but I also like those a lot. Gritty agent/spook stories are cool.
I can totally echo John Wick’s thoughts on the film.
Oh, and I’m loving the fact that there’s now a (good) movie theater in Leppävaara. And one that’s not Finnkino. Yay!