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3.0 out of 5 stars
Unfair criticism, 9 Mar 2009
I personally believe that Quantum has received a bad rap.
I agree it's not Casino Royale, but I feels it ties up a few loose ends and ready to launch Bond 23 and 007 as a professional not the raw recruit that MI6 has taken a risk on, which is probably why the gun barrell sequence appears at the end rather than the start.
People seem to have an assumption of how Bond films pan out. From Russia With Love was a stripped down story (no gadgets and one of the best Bond films from the franchise. It appears that Bond = Goldfinger but it has not always been the case.
If Quantum of Solace deserves one star, then how many stars would be reserved for Octopussy or the 'how bored does Connery look' Dimaonds Are Forever.
As good as Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Goldeneye or Live and Let Die - no
Better than Octopussy, A View to a Kill, Diamonds are Forever and Die Another Day - yes
I would put it on par with Tomorrow Never Dies and For Your Eyes Only.