Bond is back in action with ‘Quantum of Solace’

by Chelcee CheersStaff Writer

Any film that begins with a high-speed chase, blood and guns is sure to be an edge-of-the-seat experience.

“Quantum of Solace,” the new James Bond flick, takes a detour from the “Inspector Gadget” style of special agent thrillers and is instead jam-packed with testosterone driven entertainment.

Although high-tech gadgetry is utilized, it does not play a major role as it has in past Bond films. The focus is centered on intense hand-to-hand combat and head spinning rapidity.

“Quantum of Solace” is bound to make your muscles tense as Bond leaps from building to building, crashing through glass and smashing high-class cars to smithereens.

Engulfed in flames and amazing special effects, the film demonstrates Hollywood stunts at their finest. The computer-animated introduction to the movie is amazing as well. A sandstorm of feminine physiques, technological imagery and blazing bullet speed combine to be an eye-catching experience before the real excitement even begins.

As always, Bond attracts only the finest female companions to incorporate an intense sexual energy with the ruthless and stone cold nature of Bond and his enemies.

If motion sickness is not an issue, this film will prove to be well worth steep theater prices.

However, a heavy dose of Dramamine and a pass on the popcorn may be necessary to undergo the twisting, turning and incredibly jittery nature in which the movie was filmed. “Solace” makes the audience part of the action by making them as nauseated as the actors must have been.

Despite the moving being visually jarring, the story line is interesting enough to keep you rooted to the seat. A mixture of sex appeal, could-have-been and should-have-done moments, and fist-meets-face aggression seals the deal for Bond’s “don’t mess with me” integrity.

Although this film takes a slight left-hand turn from its predecessors, its modern rendition of a classic character may be just what Bond needed to stay alive in the minds of movie-goers. They hate him, then love him, then hate him again, making his nostalgia believable and giving a glimpse of the man behind the madness.

Bond embodies the man that every guy wants to be and every girl wants to be with. As expected, this movie screams dirty rotten sex and violence, but it has some twisted kind of sympathy underneath it all.

If you are looking for a movie that will keep your eyes glued to the screen, even though dizziness is setting in, definitely check out “Quantum of Solace.” Despite it sounding like a total “dude movie,” there is truly something for everyone.