Quantum

Quantum of Solace is a decent movie, but there two things that drove me nuts:

1) If you’re going to spend millions of dollars on stunts; if you’re going to put your actors through grueling physical training and rehearsal; if you’re going to pull out the stops for your actions scenes … could you please pull back the camera, hold a shot for more than 0.1 seconds and let the audience see what’s going on? This ADD style of directing is ruining a generation of film-viewers who may grow up never seeing what a well-shot action scene looks like.

2) The movie’s understanding of South American politics is about 20 years out of date. The day when South American governments changed hands “every week” are long long past. Even if we count the Honduras business as a coup, that’s the first this decade.

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