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Quantum of Solace (2008)
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Quantum of Solace (2008)

  MALE-BONDING EPISODE #29
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Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, and Mathieu Amalric

Quantum of Solace Movie Summary

We begin moments after Casino Royale ends. Bond flees with Mr. White in his trunk. He brings Mr. White in for questioning with M and some other agents. Mr. White, though, has a man on the inside, and one of the agents, M’s own bodyguard, opens fire on Bond and M. White escapes.

Bond follows a lead to Haiti, where he meets Camille Montes. Montes is mixed up with a sinister type named Dominic Greene. Greene is an environmental entrepreneur. He meets with an exiled Bolivian General, General Medrano, and promises to put Bolivia under his thumb in exchange for a certain tract of ostensibly worthless desert land. Greene even throws Montes in to sweeten the deal, so long as Medrano kills her when he’s done with her. Bond rescues Montes as she prepares to kill Medrano.

Bond heads to Austria, where Greene is meeting with other members of Quantum, including Mr. White, as they plot their designs at an opera. A firefight ensues, and M revokes Bonds credit cards and passports. Bond goes to Italy and enlists the help of his friend, Mathis. The two of them head to Bolivia, where a pencil pusher with MIA, Strawberry Fields, attempts to arrest them. Instead of arresting Bond, Fields bangs him. Then Bond heads out for a party, where he’s reunited with Montes.

Bond and Montes investigate the tract of desert now owned by Quantum and discovery that, instead of oil, the land is rich with water. Quantum is withholding water and plans to sell it to the government at exorbitant prices. Greene tells Medrano of the new water pricing structure at a hotel in the desert. Bond infiltrates the hotel. Montes kills Medrano. And Bond takes Greene out to the desert and leaves him with nothing but a can of motor oil and a lot of walking to do. They find Greene some time later, dead in the desert, shot twice with the oil in his stomach.

Finally, Bond travels to Russia. He confronts Vesper Lynd’s old flame, Yusef. Yusef has seduced another hot government agent in order to extract classified info from her for Quantum. Bond lets him live and leaves Vesper’s necklace in the road.

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  • Lei

    Wow Chris. Shocked that you didn’t seen any more Daniel Craig ones after this. Can’t wait to hear what you think about Skyfall and Spectre once you watched them. Daniel Craig is my 2nd favorite Bond after Connery. IMO-with the Daniel Craig films so far I think it has been 50/50. I didn’t think Quantum was horrible, but it doesn’t stick with me like Casino Royale did. I can watch that movie over and over. So really looking forward to next month. I will not discuss Spectre. Will wait till that podcast.

    • moviehousechris

      We are recording the podcast for Skyfall tonight. I’m glad Sam Mendes directed it instead of Marc Forster. I like Daniel Craig as a Bond in general. I know some people think he’s a bit short for the part and humorless (which I agree with on that one), but I think he’s probably the most athletic of the Bonds. I just don’t like what the writers have turned his character into…I know I’m in the minority on that one though. You’re more than welcome to come on the show and tell us what you think of him.

      • Lei

        I agree he is a tad shorter than previous Bonds, but his onscreen presence doesn’t reflect his height at all. He is a very gruff Bond and I enjoy that. And he is definitely the most athletic and all-in Bond, that was totally made apparent in Casino Royale. I agree with you about them having gotten away from the refined style of Bond. I grew up on Bond from a very early age and have seen every single one, and Bond no matter what his surroundings always gave off a suave feel. I don’t get that from the newer ones. I totally feel they are matching the movies to the times, instead of what Ian Fleming envisioned. And I feel that the age demographic has changed, which I don’t understand since they have so many other movies for them. One day I would love to join the show, unable to for tonight, but come in from a female perspective. Thanks again for the response.

  • Lei

    Daniel Craig’s portrayal, in my opinion does match Ian Fleming’s vision, I just feel the movies themselves have gotten away from it. I also own a few of the novels

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