Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace, (PG-13)

Dir: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Norm Macdonald

Runtime: 1 hr 46 mins

After Casino Royale, I expected a lot from QoS. It delivered. While the days of Sean Connery and Norm Macdonald are behind us, Daniel Craig can still deliver the single line quips we Bond lovers have come to love and expect.

I'd like to indulge you in some of my favorite one-liners from QoS, which I'm sure will be quoted for years to come.

I'm getting too old for this shit,” admits Craig upon hearing that the world is in danger of getting blown up once again, and he has to save everyone's ass one more time before he can finally take his MI6 pension, move to a quiet English suburb and retire.

How does this shit taste?” quips Craig, whilst defecating in the open mouth of a Russian spy.

How does my pee-pee taste?” says Craig minutes later while urinating into the open mouth of the same Russian spy.

I used to be on Saturday Night Live,” remarks Macdonald, momentarily breaking out of his character (James' father) to address the audience, simultaneously delighting most and confusing all.

Prepare to meet your maker,” Craig advises a rag-tag army of animatronic dinosaurs that have recently turned sentient, as he leads them to the manufacturing plant where they were created.

Craig has the quiet subtlety and charm of Connery, and the raw sexual appeal of a young Macdonald.

4 out of 5 stars.


Andrew Chen said...

I'm surprised you didn't mention anything about the weird sexual tension between Judi Dench and Norm MacDonald. Maybe 'weird' isn't the right word, but I don't know...

Tom Thayer said...

If I discussed the sexual tension between Norm Macdonald and Judi Dench, I'd have to discuss the weird sexual tension between Norm Macdonald and EVERYONE in this movie.