My Review on 007 Quantum of Solace

15 11 2008

***MAJOR SPOILERS WARNING***

I just had a chance to watch the new Quantum of Solace yesterday and here is my review.

The movie reminds me a lot of Licence to Kill. Sure, Bond is on his revenge path after what happened to Vesper Lynd. That’s probably why most of the action scenes are very rough and even action-packed more than Casino Royale. But let’s try not to compare this with Casino Royale. It’s a different context. Casino Royale played out smooth and not fast-paced as it involved a lot of poker game. But, like I said, Quantum of Solace is where Bond is in his revenge mode.

I like Quantum of Solace. I really do. But the problem of this film is its plot. The evil villain’s plot is not that clearly explained and I had to assume that “Oh, so that’s the plan” kind of thing. That’s probably why Quantum of Solace is shorter than average James Bond film.

Other problems include the use of characters. I still want to know why they add Agent Fields (Gemma Ward) into this film. Honestly this film would do fine without her, really. Her running time is very short. As for the villain, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) looks very slimy and seems like a memorable villain but personally he turns out just to be an ordinary villain. Sure, he has his evil scheme of taking the targeted country’s water resources but this wasn’t clearly explained the film either. We usually see a grand finale fight between Bond and the villain of the movie. We had that too in Quantum of Solace but honestly the villain was just very irritating in the fight. Don’t get me wrong. The fight was greatly choreographed but the villain was just plain irritating. If the character is supposed to be irritating, then Greene succeeded.

For Bond himself, Daniel Craig really proves that he can be a real-world Bond. Most people might not be familiar with his version of Bond. We have a suave spy era (with Sean Connery) and a fantasy-plot spy (with Roger Moore). And now we have a more fast-paced and action-oriented spy (with Craig, of course). Olga Kurylenko also proved to be quite a good Bond girl although she had her own agenda unlike normal Bond girls but that what made her stand out.

The very reason that I like Quantum of Solace is its continuity with Casino Royale as the movie literally picked up after what Casino Royale left. Even some of the score also had its own continuity. For example, in any scene that had Vesper Lynd mentioned or Bond’s reminiscence of her, we heard the “Vesper” score track from Casino Royale.

All in all, Quantum of Solace may not be a top-notch entry in James Bond 007 franchise but it’s sure to please any moviegoer and a solid entry for Daniel Craig’s James Bond.





Romain Jerome Moon Dust-DNA Watch

15 11 2008

I remember Omega used to manufacture one of its Speedmaster watch for NASA astronauts. But this one has a moon dust! Yes, a moon dust. This one is called Moon Dust-DNA from Romain Jerome. It does contain moon dust as it’s certified by Association of Space Explorers. This one is sure to be pricey but it just looks so awesome.

Check out for more info from WatchesInfoniac.

Romain Jerome Moon Dust-DNA

Romain Jerome Moon Dust-DNA





Aston Martin One-77

15 11 2008

With the new James Bond Quantum of Solace coming out, it sure looks like a great day for Aston Martin marketing team. The new Aston Martin One-77 looks very awesome indeed and this model will only be made just 77 units. But according to this article on Artcatchr, looks like there are already 100 units pre-order on this One-77 Model. So I don’t think they can make this one for only 77 units. But who would buy an expensive car in a time like this? Sure, Aston Martin is well known for its craftsmanship and authenticity the company puts in its car but the price is going to be very high for this one. I’m sure that there’re millionaires and billionaires who would break no sweat in buying expensive items like this. For me, just a desktop wallpaper would do fine and hoping that one day I’d be able to drive one of Aston Martin cars. Even for just a rental, haha.

Check out the link on Artcatchr for more pictures on Aston Martin One-77.

Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin One-77





New Efficient UPS Gadget Eliminates Lables

15 11 2008

We usually some kind of handheld devices when we receive packages from UPS, right? For us to sign and all. It looks like UPS and HP have been collaborated in devicing a some kind of handheld device that proves to be more effective than what UPS uses nowadays. Not sure if this picture is the final product but this can surely saves a lot of paper use.

New UPS device

New UPS device





Concept Watch

15 11 2008

I don’t know much detail about this watch but it looks very intriguing. As far as I can see, its function is watch and possibly other time telling functions but the watch itself looks really more like a bracelet than ordinary wristwatch. You decide.

Concept Watch

Concept Watch





Autumn Leaves

15 11 2008

Wow, this picture is truly gorgeous. I found this one on Artcatchr. Too bad my neighborhood is raining a lot and not much of sunshine for the past couple of days now. This “Autumn Leaves” really compensates for that. Check it out.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves





Lovejoy Vodka

15 11 2008

This vodka bottle somehow stands out from the rest. I usually have a mental picture of Absolute Vodka vodka bottle everytime anyone mentions vodka. But this one looks really nice. It’s called Lovejoy Vodka. I dont know much detail about it but it looks interesting. Check it out.

Lovejoy Vodka

Lovejoy Vodka