Monday, November 17, 2008

Bark: Quantum of Stupor

I was mildly disappointed by the new Bond yesterday. It's not a terrible film by any means, but it's a long way off being as good as Casino Royale. I suppose that was always going to be a hard act to follow, but despite really good performances from Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, the film just fails to truly spark.

There are some nice set pieces, but they're ruined by some ADHD cutting: some of the shot lengths are of the order of less than a second and it really makes it hard to follow what's going on. The plot, even for a Bond film, isn't up to much either and it has the least threatening villain since Jonathan Pryce in Tomorrow Never Dies. And the less said about the awful opening credit theme the better...

Overall then: B- must try harder.

I'm still looking forward to the next one, though.
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