In our WTF Happened to Quantum of Solace video, we look back at Marc Forster’s controversial chapter in the James Bond series.
Quantum of consolation is one of the most controversial films in the James Bond series. The controversial Bond entry was supposed to be a direct sequel to 2006 Casino royaleand successfully launched Daniel Craig as the new 007. However, in the rush to get the film to theaters within two years of this film, the budget exploded, making it the most expensive film in the franchise to date. It didn’t help that the film was shot during a writers’ strike (history repeats itself) and that Marc Forster had a director who had never made a film of this magnitude before. When it was released, the short length (106 minutes) and Bourne-style action scenes were criticized, and many felt the film was a nerve-wracking mess. There was also a weak villain, a Bond girl with no romantic relationship with 007, and a theme song that people hated the most.
Although the film failed to appeal to hardcore Bond fans, Quantum of consolation broke box office records, topped the charts in multiple territories and dethroned blockbuster releases in terms of financial milestones. Forster’s Bond film retains a 64% Fresh rating Rotten tomatoes, based on 300 reviews, with an audience rating of 58%. Thankfully, fans are celebrating Craig’s tenure as James Bond, and some say his version of the beloved super spy is their favorite.
Quantum of consolation is still a technical marvel with significant challenges to be overcome during production. Aided by Craig’s swagger, the film’s overall design by production designer Peter Lamont is elegant, with costume design by Louise Frogley beautifying the characters with style and costumes we could all afford.
Although Quantum of consolation While the film remains one of Bond’s most questionable chapters, it’s teeming with veteran stars like Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright and Judi Dench, who always deliver must-see performances. Les Claypool once said: “It can’t all be Zingers” This lends truth to the concept that even James Bond can stumble every now and then.
What went wrong? We’ll address that in this episode of WTF Happened to this Movie, written and narrated by Mathew Plale and edited by Cesar Gabriel.
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