The Name’s Grim. James Grim.
If you haven’t seen it, bail now.
Some spoilers after the break.
I was warned when I saw the writing credits:
Paul Haggis! Holy cow. He’s one of my writing gods. But him, doing James Bond? He specializes in morally ambiguous and tormented characters.
And that’s what he turned James Bond into!
Reflecting the grimness of the script, Daniel Craig goes through the movie with just about a single expression:
That’s as lively as his face gets!
This was not James Bond. It was Jason Bourne as 007.
There’s no humor at all. It’s all grim. That works well for Haggis on TV — where such a thing is a novelty in that pool of pabulum — but, geez, this is James Bond. Give us some relief.
At least we can ooh and aah over the tabletop touchscreen computer:
There’s even a ginormous transparent wallscreen:
Sony got some prominent product placement in this, a, um, Sony movie:
But wait. They couldn’t have shown someone using a Sony Reader?
Finally, also getting prominent placement is a sub-compact car Ford never sold here in the US:
And that company wonders why it’s dying?
Quantum of Solace: Don’t go expecting James Bond. He’s not in this movie.